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Conference Programme



8 NOVEMBER 2017 09:00 - 17:40

Delegate Registration

Please find below full details on delegate fees and how to register as a delegate for the International Conference on Textile Coating and Laminating.

Companies that wish to promote their products to our high-level international audience can take advantage of the event sponsorship packages we offer - please see details below.

Coating and Laminating News

In the run up to the conference we will be posting regular news items. Keep up-to-date with textile coating and laminating news on the TCL2017 website.


9 October 2017

Conference venue and hotel booking form

In the modern rooms of the 4-star Novotel Berlin Am Tiergarten hotel, TCL2017 delegates will all feel right at home. Free WiFi and a desk space in the rooms make preparing for conferences remarkably easy. The central location of the hotel is ideal for exploring the capital. End your evening in the bar or restaurant or take some time out to relax in the fitness and spa area.

CD-Rom of TCL2016 presentations available to purchase

If you were unable to attend TCL2016, the presentations of proceedings are available to purchase on a CD-Rom as PDF files.

Who attended TCL2016

More than 130 senior staff from Europe, the Americas and Asia attended TCL2016, including representatives from the following organisations:

Download the conference brochure

The conference brochure for the International Conference on Textile Coating and Laminating, including programme details and delegate registration form, is available for download. 

Simply click on the image below.

TCL2016 Conference images

Images from the TCL2016, Prague, Czech Republic. Click here to purchase the CD-Rom of the presentations.


Presentation abstracts

Day One: 8 November 2017


Digitization and Industry 4.0 - individualization, quality and sustainability, Elgar Straub, Managing Director, VDMA Textile Care, Fabric and Leather Technologies (Germany)

About the conference

The original and most followed conference on textile coating and laminating

TCL2017: the practical, industry-oriented, event

Over 26 years, the International Conference on Textile Coating and Laminating has built a reputation as a vital meeting place for the worldwide coating and laminating industry. 

The Conference Director is William C (Bill) Smith, Principal, Industrial Textile Associates, USA, who originated and developed the conference series. Since 2010 International Newsletters Ltd, the world's premier supplier of information about the industrial and high-performance use of textiles and nonwovens, has run this event with successful meetings in Cannes, France; Orlando, FL, USA; Valencia, Spain and Prague, Czech Republic.

Very different from an academic research meeting, TCL is a venue for practical presentations focussing on what is happening in the industry today and what will happen tomorrow. Supplemented by intensive discussion sessions actively led by the session chairs, TCL is the event for senior managerial, technical and marketing staff from the international coating and laminating industry.

Last year’s conference in Prague proved a great success with those who attended, with very great feedback and comments from both delegates, exhibitors and speakers. 96% of attendees rated the meeting good or excellent.

Speakers from senior positions in some of the most influential companies in this sector from around the world will gather in Berlin on 8-9 November 2017 to present to delegates.

The topics will be discussed in relation to:
Practicality; cost-effectiveness
New opportunities
Environmental impact and sustainability
Important and emerging applications for coated and laminated materials.

Who should attend
– Managing Directors, CEOs, Presidents and other senior managers of companies involved with the textile coating and laminating industry, whether suppliers, processors, or end users. 
–  Technical Directors and Managers concerned with the latest developments in fibres, fabrics, adhesives, films, polymers, coating and laminating techniques, converting, etc.
–  Marketing Directors and Managers who need to keep up to date with market developments and  the prospects for coated and laminated textiles.
–  Industry Analysts and others concerned with the future of the global textiles coating and laminating industry.

Click here for more information on delegate and sponsorship rates and how to purchase your place. Early-bird discounts apply until 8 September 2017 and there are also multiple delegate discounts available.

If you have questions relating to any aspect of the conference (attending, sponsorship/exhibiting) please email

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