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Director’s Message

The Textile Protection and Comfort Center (TPACC) provides faculty and students with a coordinated environment where interdisciplinary problems related to textile comfort and protection performance can be studied and solved. The major goal is to support basic and applied research programs which will develop fundamental knowledge and will be the basis for improved performance in comfort for clothing and protective clothing systems in various end use scenarios.

The Center serves as a nucleus of activity for coordinating and managing diverse research projects in the area of combined textile comfort and protection. It draws on and unites the expertise of a diverse group of faculty and staff in order to utilize emerging technology and testing methodologies to strengthen the Nation’s position in textile materials science, technology and industrial development.