The International Antimicrobial Councils (IAC) new Mobile Training Center will make its initial stop at IFAI Expo in Charlotte, N.C., Oct. 19-21. It will be part of the IFAI Expo Testing Program, which IAC sponsors. Based at Saginaw Valley State University in Saginaw, Mich., the IAC promotes the safe, effective use of antimicrobials and odor-control technologies in industries where microbial contamination is of concern.
The Mobile Training Center is housed in a 40-foot customized RV. The layout includes laboratory space to demonstrate antimicrobial test procedures and perform basic odor testing, as well as a separate conference area for meetings and classroom-style training.
“The Mobile Training Center is one way that the IAC is raising the awareness of how antimicrobials are being used responsibly to control microbial growth in everyday products,” says Jim Krueger, co-founder and managing director of the IAC. “It also is being used to promote the use of uniform test procedures among testing laboratories, provide on-site certification services for laboratories, and detect the presence of antimicrobials in real time. The IFAI Expo is the perfect place to debut this new service. IFAI attendees know how important independent assessments are for proving performance and ensuring that products deliver the intended benefits to customers.”
Expo attendees will also get the opportunity to suggest a name for the new Mobile Training Center. The IAC will host a contest and select the winning name at the show. In addition, IFAI Expo attendees will receive a coupon good for a free fabric odor test at the IAC’s booth in the Testing Demo Area on the show floor.
After IFAI Expo, the IAC Mobile Training Center will make stops at textile and apparel companies in North Carolina that are IAC members.