The ‘AICCM Textile Special Interest Group’ Facebook Group is up but to date has only 4 members! Please join the group and share special projects, information, new products and anything else that fits the TSIG bill.

Planning for the next Textile Symposium, scheduled for July 2018, has begun. If anyone has any burning desire for a particular topic to be covered, workshop idea or inspirational guest speaker, please email

Proposal at this stage is for it to be a two-day symposium in Sydney, with related visits and exhibition tours, probably the first week of July to avoid EOFY and School Holidays!

I am also looking in to the possibility of a ‘Back to Basics’ type workshop event in cleaning textiles. This would be a three-day workshop with morning lectures and afternoon practical sessions, covering new technologies in wet and solvent cleaning. It would be great to have Expressions of Interest in such a course or any other feedback before pursuing further.