Fluorescence and High-Visibility for Textiles

February 23, 2022 - February 24, 2022

1:00 PM - 4:45 PM (ET) - Feb. 23, 2022
1:00 PM - 4:15 PM (ET) - Feb. 24, 2022

2022-02-23 1:00 PM Fluorescence and High-Visibility for Textiles Join AATCC for Fluorescence and High Visibility for Textiles on February 23-24, 2022. This 2-day vir[...]

Join AATCC for Fluorescence and High Visibility for Textiles on February 23-24, 2022. This 2-day virtual event will feature industry leaders and experts discussing a variety of topics including color, innovation, technology, detergents, laundering, reflective tape, testing, and product. Early registration closes on February 15!


Registration Fees
AATCC Individual &
Corporate* Members
Early Registration
(on or before February 15)
Final Registration
(after February 15)
*Corporate members must contact Kim Nicholson to register offline.
  • Fluorescence and High Visibility for Textiles Digital Lab

    1:00 PM - 4:45 PM (ET)
    Welcome and Opening Remarks—Nelson Houser, Moderator
    The History of Safety Colors - Roland Connelly, RoLyn Group Color Consultants
    The Life of a High Visibility Shirt: A Manufacturer’s View - Denise Statham, Workwear Outfitters
    Detergent Use in the Lab: Beyond Just Coming Clean - Erika Simmons, AATCC
    Detergent Technologies with Focus on Optical Brighteners - Rachel Applegate, Procter & Gamble
    Effectively Measuring Fluorescent Textiles (or Not!) - Ken Butts, Datacolor
    Live Q&A / Panel Discussion—Nelson Houser, Moderator
    Closing Remarks and Adjourn
    1:00 PM - 4:15 PM (ET)
    Welcome and Opening Remarks—Steve Simonson, SimonsonWorldWide LLC, Moderator
    Optical Brightening Agents Fundamentals - Randy Mumford, Archroma
    Weathering Test: AATCC 169 Option 4 - Michael Murphy, e-Dye
    Reflective Tape—Michael Hayes and Katie Aune, 3M
    A Brand Perspective on Managing Hi-Vis Product Claims and Controlling Production via QC/QA Best Practices - Gregg Woodcock, Hanes
    Live Q&A / Panel Discussion—Steve Simonson, SimonsonWorldWide LLC, Moderator
    Closing Remarks and Adjourn

  • Moderators and Presenters

    Nelson Houser, retired from Archroma US
    A graduate of North Carolina State University with a BS in Textile Chemistry, Nelson has served in various technical and management positions with dyestuff and chemical suppliers, and wet processors. Nelson retired in 2019 as technical manager from Archroma US.

    Previous associations include Vice-President of Technical Service for M. Dohmen USA, Vice-President Technical Marketing for Burlington Chemical Company, LLC, Technical Director with the Textile Products Division of Ciba-Geigy Corporation and Technical Manager with American Color and Chemical. Manufacturing experiences include management and technical positions with M. Lowenstein, Burlington Industries, and Beaunit Corporation.

    Steve Simonson, SimonsonWorldWide LLC
    Steve received a BS and MS in textile chemistry from North Carolina State University. He received the first Chairman’s Award from Burlington Industries for developing a machine/test method for evaluating waterproofness of fabrics. Steve is retired from Elevate Textiles/ITG Burlington Worldwide, where he worked for 41 years.
    Rachel Applegate, Procter & Gamble
    Rachel is a Scientist from Procter & Gamble. Over her 10-year career as a formulator, she has developed an expertise in whiteness technologies and test methods for liquid laundry detergents.
    Photo Currently UnavailableKatie Aune, 3M
    Advanced Technical Service Rep
    Ken Butts, Datacolor
    Global Key Account Team Manager
    With over 30 years’ experience as a solutions consultant in the textile/apparel industry, Ken has analyzed existing product development processes and implemented effective color management solutions for over 40 of the world’s most well-known retail/brand apparel companies and their global supply chains. Ken is a past chair of RA-36 and regular speaker at AATCC’s annual Color Management Workshop.
    Roland Connelly, RoLyn Group Color Consultants
    Color Supply Chain Consultant
    Roland is a color & lighting consultant with RoLyn Group. Prior to consulting, he was the Director, Global Digital Supply Chain, for X-Rite as well as the Director of Enterprise Color Management with GretagMacbeth. Until 2003, he was President and co-owner of SheLyn and before that, worked as a Color Lab manager for 18 years with Burlington. Roland has over 50 years experience in color management and control. He is a frequent lecturer and author of numerous papers studying a range of subjects, from Colorant Formulation to Instrumental UV Calibration. Roland has served as President of AATCC, Chair of RA36-Color Measurement, member of Board of Directors, and many other committees. He is the recipient of the AATCC Chapin Service award. He is also a former ISCC President, board member, Interest Group Chair, and recipient of the 2020 ISCC Macbeth Award. He is active in ASTM E-12-Color and Appearance and the CIE, and has committed many years of service as the US spokesperson for color measurement in ISO TC38, Textiles.He received his BS in Textile Science and MS in Color Science from Clemson University
    Photo Currently UnavailableMichael Hayes, 3M
    Executive Sales Representative
    Photo Currently UnavailableRandy Mumford, Archroma
    Technical Manager, Brand Performance Textiles
    A graduate of North Carolina State University College of Textiles, Randy has spent over 30 years in the chemical industry in various technical and commercial roles.
    Michael Murphy, e-Dye Ltd
    Senior Advisor
    Performance apparel and manufacturing career since the mid-70’s in the US and in Asia since 1981, including textile development, technical laminations and most recently solution dye under the e.dye® brand name.
    Erika Simmons, AATCC
    Technical Director
    Erika is an experienced textile professional with more than twenty years of Quality Control, lab management and standards development experience. Erika received her BS in Textile Engineering from NC State University and MBA from Wake Forest University.
    Denise Statham, Workwear Outfitters/ Bulwark Protection
    Director of Technical Services
    Denise has a 35-year tenure in the flame resistant and high visibility segments of the protective clothing industry. She has spent her career in technical/R&D roles with leading fabric and garment manufacturers and is a named inventor on multiple U.S. patents. Denise has leadership roles and voting rights on many standards-writing committees within NFPA, ASTM and ISEA. Her current responsibilities include evaluating new fabrics and related technologies, achieving & maintaining product certifications, and providing technical support to colleagues and customers.
    Gregg Woodcock, Hanesbrands Inc
    Senior Manager Quality
    Gregg is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science as well as the Institute of Textile Technology. He started at Burlington Industries in the Knitted fabric division and, since 1996, has been with Sara Lee Knit Products/National Textiles/HanesBrands. His current role is Senior Manager Quality responsible for Laboratory Testing, Quality Analytics, and Consumer Star Rating Analytics. He is also the Chair of RA88/Home Laundering Technology for AATCC.

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