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Our team of consultants have a number of publications and patents to their credit. Below you can find the corresponding publications and patents under each consultant's name:

Wolfgang A. Strahl
John D. Turner, Ph.D.
Ellis Davis, Jr.


WOLFGANG A. STRAHL

PUBLICATIONS:

 

Mr. Strahl has written and presented a number of technical papers on such subjects as:

  • "Engineering of Woven and Knitted Fabrics".
  • "Preparation, Dyeing and Finishing of 100% Cotton and Synthetics".
  • "The Effect of Micronaire on Fabric Barre".
  • "Cotton in Rugs and Carpets".
  • "Enzyme applications to Cotton Fabrics and Garments".
  • "Garment Dyeing minimizing surface abrasion".
  • "Vat Dyeing of Cotton Fabrics/Garments by exhaust methods".
  • "The Reduction of Skew in Knits".
  • "Open Width Pad Batch Dyeing of Cotton Knits and Wovens".

PATENTS:

 
  • "Simulated Leather Fabrics", Patent Number 3,837,983. Patent issued in USA, UK, Belgium, Italy.
  • "Ionized Performance Fabric Composition", Patent Number 7,896,928 B2, Joint Patent Holder STRA LLC
  • "Ionized Performance Fabric Continuation", Patent Number 8,292,970 B1, Joint Patent Holder STRA LLC
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DR. JOHN D. TURNER

PUBLICATIONS:

 

Dr. Turner has written a number of publications on textile subjects. His publications are available through subscription on various textile journals and magazines.

  • “Durable Press Garments Via Low Temperature Cure”, Dr. John D. Turner et. al., AATCC Review, Vol. 1, No. 4, p. 34 (2001).
  • “Cationic Applications for Union Dyeing Wool/Cotton Blends”, Dr. John D. Turner et.al., Textile Chemist and Colorist & American Dyestuff Reporter 32, No. 6, p. 49 (2000).
  • “Cotton and Flammability – Overview of New Developments”, Dr. John D. Turner et.al., American Dyestuff Reporter February 1998, p13.
  • “Chemistry and Mechanism of Durable Press Cotton Products”, Dr. John D. Turner et.al., Japanese Textile News, No. 492, p. 50 (1995).
  • “Stain Removal Methods for Washable Cotton and Cotton/Polyester Blend Fabrics”, Dr. John D. Turner et.al., Textile Chemists and Colorists, Vol. 27, No. 9, p. 21 (1995).
  • “Formaldehyde-Free Durable Press Finishing”, Dr. John D. Turner et.al., International Textile Bulletin, Vol. 40, No. 2, p. 50 (1994).
  • “Points to Ponder”, Dr. John D. Turner et.al., Readers Digest, October, p. 127 (1991).
  • “Activating the Creative Process”, Dr. John D. Turner et.al., Textile Chemists and Colorists, Vol. 23, No. 2, p. 21 (1991).
  • “Improving the Process for Treating Cotton Fabrics with Crosslinked Polyols”, Dr. John D. Turner et.al., Journal of Coated Fabrics, Vol. 19, July 16, 1989.
  • “Improving the DP Appearance of Cotton Fabrics with Additives and Aminofunctional Silicone”, Dr. John D. Turner et.al., Textile Chemists and Colorists, Vol. 20, No. 5, p. 36 (1988).
  • “How to Use Formaldehyde in DP Finishing”, Dr. John D. Turner et.al., American Dyestuff Reporter, Vol. 74, No. 5, p. 30 (1985).
  • “An Evaluation of the Stork RSF Method”, Dr. John D. Turner et.al., Journal of Industrial Fabrics, Vol. 2, No. 4, p. 32 (1984).
  • “Reduced Wet Pickup Methods: Engraved Roll Pad, Triatex MA, Vacuum Extraction: Water Resources", Dr. John D. Turner et.al., Research Institute Bulletin, Vol. 46, p. 8, (1982).
  • “Adopting the Engraved Roll Pad for Textile Dyeing and Finishing”, Dr. John D. Turner et.al., Textile Chemists and Colorists, Vol. 13, p. 124 (1981).
  • “Carbohydrazide as a Formaldehyde Scavenging Agent in Durable Press Finishing”, Dr. John D. Turner et.al., Textile Research Journal, Vol. 51, p. 278 (1981).
  • "An Introduction to Foam Finishing”, Dr. John D. Turner et.al., Textile Chemists and Colorists, Vol. 12, p. 43 (1980).
  • “Preparing and Finishing Durable Press Cotton Fabrics”, Dr. John D. Turner et.al., Textile Research Journal, Vol. 50, p. 165 (1980).
  • “Polyphosphonic Acid Compounds as Crosslinking Agents for Cellulose”, Dr. John D. Turner et.al., Textile Research Journal, Vol. 40, p. 244 (1979).
  • “Knitting, Dyeing, and Finishing Cotton Blend Double Knits”, Dr. John D. Turner, Knitting Times, Vol. 46, p. 24 (1977).
  • “Response of Fabrics Prepared from Ring Spun and Open-End Spun Yarns to Various Pretreatments”, Dr. John D. Turner et.al., Textile Chemists and Colorists, Vol. 9, p. 250 (1977). (This paper won first place in the national competition.)
  • “Finishing Cotton/Polyester Knits”, Dr. John D. Turner et.al., Textile Chemists and Colorists, Vol. 8, p. 135 (1976).
  • “N-Methylol-2-Pyrrolidone-5-Carboxylic Acid, A Convenient Compound for Incorporating a Carboxyl Group Onto Cellulose”, Dr. John D. Turner et.al., Textile Research Journal, Vol. 45, P. 354 (1975).
  • “Nitration of the Acridizinium Ion and Its 6, 11-Dihydroderivative”, Dr. John D. Turner et.al., Journal of Organic Chemistry, Vol. 39, P. 1157 (1974).
  • “Reaction of a Brominated N-Methylol Allyl Carbamate Derivative with Cellulose”, Dr. John D. Turner et.al., Textile Research Journal, Vol. 41, p. 709 (1971).
  • “Acridizinium Ion Chemistry, Vii. Halogenation”, Dr. John D. Turner et.al., Journal of Organic Chemistry, Vol. 32, p. 1169 (1967).
  • “Acridizinium Ion Chemistry, V. Sulfonation”, Dr. John D. Turner et.al., Journal of Organic Chemistry, Vol. 31, p. 565 (1966).
  • “Acridizinium Betaines”, Dr. John D. Turner et.al., Journal of Heterocyclic Chemistry, Vol. 2, p. 228 (1965).
  • “The Selectivity of Dispersed Dyes on Cellulose Triacetate and Polyester Fibers as a Function of Hydrophilic Functional Groups on the Dye Molecules”, Dr. John D. Turner et.al., American Dyestuff Reporter, October 15, 1962.

PATENTS:

 
  • “Fugitive Ink Composition”, Dr. John D. Turner et.al., U.S. Patent 4,505,944 (1985).
  • “Knit Fabrics Possessing Improved Durable Press and Comfort Properties”, Dr. John D. Turner et.al., U.S. Patent 3,738,902 (1973).
  • “Method of Improving Resin Finished Textiles”, Dr. John D. Turner et.al., U.S. Patent 3,473,948 (1969).
  • “Continuous Method of Imparting Wet and Dry Crease Resistance to Cellulosic Materials Through Reaction with Formaldehyde”, Dr. John D. Turner et.al., U.S. Patent 3,265,463 (1966).
  • "Ionized Performance Fabric Composition", Patent Number 7,896,928 B2, Joint Patent Holder STRA LLC
  • "Ionized Performance Fabric Continuation", Patent Number 8,292,970 B1, Joint Patent Holder STRA LLC
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ELLIS DAVIS, JR.

PUBLICATIONS:

 

Mr. Davis has written approximately 20 books and bulletins for use in training seminars and in development of process procedures on such subjects as:

  • “Indigo Dyeing”
  • “Analysis of Indigo Dyebaths”
  • “Sulfur Dyeing of Cotton Yarns”
  • “Denim Finishing”
  • “Denim Wet Processing”
  • “Process Audits of Denim Operations”
  • “Slashing of Denim Yarns”
  • “Preventive Maintenance for Textile Operations”

PATENTS:

 
  • “Reduced Indigo Dye Penetration”, James E. McFarland, Ellis Davis, Jr., and Edward W. Teague,U.S. Patent 5,514,167 (1996).
  • Cotton yarns are ring dyed with a thickened dyebath to limit penetration to the outer circumference of the yarn leaving a substantially undyed core.
  • “Fabric Finishing Procedure”, Ellis Davis, Jr., James E. McFarland, and Edward W. Teague, U.S. Patent 5,350,423 (1994).
  • Cotton denim fabrics are treated to enhance abrasion and shade reduction thereby reducing stonewashing time and expense by embrittling the fibers treatment with an acid heat activated finish.
  • "Ionized Performance Fabric Composition", Patent Number 7,896,928 B2, Joint Patent Holder STRA LLC
  • "Ionized Performance Fabric Continuation", Patent Number 8,292,970 B1, Joint Patent Holder STRA LLC

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