Textile Technology section
AATCC: Olney Medal for H. Kenneth Greeson
The American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC), Research Triangle Park, NC/USA, has announced H. Kenneth Greeson, manager of Textile Chemistry Research at Cotton Incorporated, as the 2019 recipient of the AATCC Olney Medal. Greeson is being recognized for his work in durable press finishing of cotton. He has spent many years working with durable press chemistry – in particular, resin and cross-linking chemistry – and has made several significant advancements in cotton durable press technology.
Throughout his career, Greeson has applied and shared his knowledge of textile chemistry. His practical work experience, coupled with his textile chemistry education, has allowed him to make some significant contributions to finishes for cotton that enhance the fabric’s characteristics and prolong the usable life of the treated garments.
Established in 1944 in honor of Louis Atwell Olney, the founder and first president of AATCC, the Olney Medal recognizes outstanding achievement in textile or polymer chemistry or other fields of chemistry of major importance to textile science.
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