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DEFTECH Coffee Call Early Bird Session: Hybrid in-person & virtual

March 31, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

DEFTECH Coffee Call Early Bird Session

Friday, March 31, 2023, 0800 – 0900 am ET DEFTECH “Early Bird” “Hybrid”  in-person & virtual Coffee Call

(TEAMS Link Below)

Topic: Textile Sciences, Nano-Hybrid LED Fiber Yarn Innovations

Guest Speakers:

  • Matthew Kolmes, CEO of Supreme Corporation, USA
  • Rakkiyappan Chandran PhD, Principal Scientist at Supreme Corporation, USA
  • Lee Moritz, Textile Industry Professional, NC Military Business Center

Location: TEAMS Call or In-Person at: The Manufacturing Solutions Center II, 350 5th Ave SE, Conover, NC 28613  www.manufacturingsolutionscenter.org

Registration (In-Person Only): Please use the following link to assist DEFTECH with the headcount for those who wish to attend in person.  We recommend that you arrive by 745 am.  You only need to register 1 time for the in-person session (8 am – 10 am).
Please register by 12 noon, Wednesday March 29, 2023.

Registration for the DEFTECH In-Person Coffee Call Friday March 31, 2023, 8 – 10 am ET

If you are Not attending In-Person, there is no need to register. The link for all Coffee Calls this year is the same (link at the bottom). Thank you, and we look forward to joining you on Friday for the In-Person Coffee Call.

Supreme Corporation – Advanced Yarn Technologies

Supreme Corporation – Advanced Yarn Technologies Advanced Textile Science 58 Years in Business 8 Innovation Awards 64 Patents 14 Patents Pending Explore Our Yarn Solutions TUFF-N-LITE® PPE Our Tuff-N-Lite® material is ounce for ounce up to 15 times stronger than steel — but it’s as soft and flexible as cotton.

Matthew Kolmes
Mr. Kolmes is the CEO of Supreme Corporation, USA. Supremes’ Mission is to make the highest quality cut, slash, and abrasion resistant yarns, fabrics, and safety products in the world, utilizing proprietary coatings engineered to provide antimicrobial, flame retardant (FR), durable water repellent (DWR), and other desired protective finishes.  Supreme celebrated its fifty eighth year in business this July, and has engineered yarns, fabrics, and safety products for such prestigious organizations including the Japanese Police Department, Holland SWAT, The Italian Ministry of Defense, Beijing SWAT, and in America for the New York Police Department (NYPD). Supreme engineers a diverse array of extremely high-tech yarns, including those that are used for body implants and medical devices, and conductive and reflective yarns used for Military, Police, Sports, and Motorcycling applications. Our latest projects include Heated Gloves for the Military, Medicine Releasing yarns and fabrics, Anti-viral finish that kills viruses on contact, Geo-location and impact sensing shirts, with vital sign monitoring for Soldiers, First Responders, Police and Athletes. Matt’s focus has been on developing platforms of products that improve health and well-being or lead to intervention and prevention of fatalities.

Rakkiyappan Chandran PhD
Rakkiyappan Chandran is the Principal Scientist at Supreme Corporation with more than 8 years of diversified experience and specialized training from Harvard-MIT research laboratories. His strong background in polymeric biomaterials science and engineering has allowed his research to be particularly unique, with applications such as novel nanostructured polymeric surfaces, nanotechnology, and treatments for disease. His expertise is in the field of nano-polymeric biomaterials and encapsulation formulation, photodynamic therapy, polymer processing & characterization, composite fibers, and smart textiles. At Supreme Corporation Dr.Chandran leads the R&D to new product and process development, quality improvement, and cost reduction. He undertook many industrial and academic project for execution and management, from technology transfer to commercialization of new products.
2023 DEFTECH Coffee Call Connection Instructions:

Microsoft Teams meeting

Join on your computer, mobile app, or room device

Click here to join the meeting

Meeting ID: 286 586 268 492
Passcode: SG3mYd

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+1 980-296-2533,,849190916#   United States, Charlotte

Phone Conference ID: 849 190 916#

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Questions or assistance, contact:
North Carolina Defense Technology Transition Office (DEFTECH)

Dennis Lewis

Bob Burton




The Manufacturing Solutions Center II
350 5th Avenue
Conover, NC 28613
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