NanoHorizons, Inc. today announced that Dr. Stephen J. Fonash, the
company's founder, Chairman and Chief Technical Officer and one of the world's
leading experts in nanotechnology, will speak at EuroFutureTex 2005.
EuroFutureTex 2005 will be held in Padua, Italy from November 8-9, 2005.
Dr. Fonash's presentation, "Making nanotechnology relevant to the textile
industry: Creating new markets and business in the textile industry" will
explore the pivotal role that nanotechnology plays in the continuous
improvement of textiles. Dr. Fonash will share his observations regarding the
evolution of nanotechnology over the many years of his involvement, his views
on the opportunities for improvements in fibers and fabrics, and will comment
on prevalent abuse of the term "nanotechnology". His discussion will also
include NanoHorizons' nanoscale-engineered additives for fiber and fabric-
based products. NanoHorizons provides the technology that makes ARC Outdoors'
new antimicrobial E47 fabrics possible. ARC Outdoors/ArcticShield (ARC)
is the exclusive distributor of these additives to the textiles industry.
"The caliber of our speakers, which includes representatives from the
largest textile industry associations, to leading research centers, to
influential technology companies such as NanoHorizons, attracts conference
attendees from around the globe," commented Dr. Cristina Roman, of Cientifica.
Roman continued, "I attribute the success of EuroFutureTex to the
participation of industry leaders such as Dr. Fonash."
EuroFutureTex (http://www.eurofuturetex.com) will explore the array of
technologies that enable the textile industry to develop new products and
markets at an unprecedented rate. EuroFutureTex replaces EuroNanoTex, which
was the first European conference to highlight how nanotechnology enables the
textile industry to improve its competitiveness. The conference's focus
continues to be the opportunities provided by nanotechnologies, but has been
expanded to include the impact on the textile industry of microtechnologies
that are evolving to the nanoscale.