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Klein Dave Klein

Vice President Of Science And Technology, Thomson Research Associates

Dr. Klein has been with Thomson Research Associates since 1997. He is currently Vice President of Science and Technology at TRA, responsible for research and product development, as well as overseeing general laboratory operations.  He has been a member of the American Association of Textile Chemists & Colorists (AATCC) and the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) since 1999. 
Dr. Klein is a graduate of the University of Waterloo, Canada (Ph.D. in Microbiology).

Wednesday 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Material Science That Advances Wipes

The Selection and Testing of Antimicrobial Products for Nonwoven Substrates

The use of antimicrobials can play a significant role in how materials are positioned in the marketplace, allowing a product to be distinguished from the competition. Antimicrobials can protect the integrity of a brand by avoiding costly product recalls, or in the extreme case prevent customer loss. The presentation will briefly cover factors to be considered in selecting the proper antimicrobial for a given application. Means of applying antimicrobials to different matrices and guidelines for assessing the antimicrobial properties of treated materials will also be reviewed.