Functional Fibres for Athleisure
Fibres are one essential -maybe even the most important- element to describe the properties of a fabric besides knit/woven patterns and chemical treatments. Especially in athleisure, the different materials and compositions play a very important roll. Therefore the presentation will compare natural fibres such as cotton, merino wool, cashmere, angora and chemical fibres such as polyester, polyamide, acrylic, microfibers, elasthan based on many pictures. Thanks to a smartphone tool, 100x enlargements are possible and reveal more about the fibres and the structure of the examined textiles. Dr. Kampen will identify the fibres in the fabrics and elucidate the benefits of these fibres for you.
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About the orator
Dr. Walter Kampen has studied Mechanical Engineering at the Technical University Aachen. Afterwards he started working in textile machine engineering, and continued his career in chemical fibres departments. His knowledge of the textile industry is based on many years of working experience in the sector. Today Dr. Kampen is the chief manager of a textile engineering company.
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