The American Reusable Textile Association (ARTA) will hold its 2018 Education Conference July 25-27 at the Chateau Laurier in Ottawa, Ontario. The agenda includes 1.5 days of education, tabletop exhibits, Welcome Reception by MIP on July 25, and Sponsor Reception on July 26.
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 to 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? Learn results from Medline representatives and the COMTEX team.
- Can C.diff be killed in a tunnel washer? Is there proof that the laundry process kills C.diff ? Learn the results of this ARTA study using Peracetic acid in a laundry process that simulates the action of a tunnel washer.
- Bac-stat versus no bac-stat? This once popular treatment fell out of favor due to cost. But is it time to reconsider?
- Panel discussion on available life cycle analyses and how to use them. ARTA completed two LCAs within the past year on isolation and surgical gowns. Learn from operators and suppliers how to use this data.
Who should attend? CEOs, managers and marketing/sales staff. Consider bringing your partner and family for a vacation before or after the conference. The conference hotel rate applies three days prior and following the conference.