American Reusable Textile Association: Education Conference

July 25th, 2018 - July 27th, 2018    Ottawa, Ontario 

The American Reusable Textile Association (ARTA) will hold its 2018 Education Conference July 25-27 at the Chateau Laurier in Ottawa, Ontario. This year’s conference will focus on research, trends and issues to help organizations better market the benefits of reusable textiles. The agenda also includes tabletop exhibits, Welcome Reception by MIP, and Sponsor Reception. Optional activities include a July 25 plant tour of HLS Linen Services and a Golf Tourney set for July 27.

This year ARTA’s education program ranges from best practices to new technology to research studies that help you more effectively market reusable textiles. For example:

    • Extending shelf life and cleanliness of textiles. Does a silver additive extend the shelf life and kill factor for treated textiles?
    • Can C.diff be killed in a tunnel washer? Is there proof that the laundry process kills C.diff ?
    • Bac-stat versus no bac-stat? This once popular treatment fell out of favor due to cost. But is it time to reconsider?
      How to make a cubicle program profitable.
    • Panel discussion on available life cycle analyses. ARTA completed two LCAs within the past year on isolation and surgical gowns.