About the conference

The original and most followed conference on textile coating and laminating

TCL: the practical, industry-oriented, event

Over 27 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 6 successful meetings in Cannes, France; Orlando, FL, USA; Valencia, Spain; Prague, Czech Republic and Berlin, Germany.

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 textile coating and laminating industry.

The next International Conference on Textile Coating and Laminating will be held at the Novotel Berlin Am Tiergarten where speakers from senior positions in some of the most influential companies in this sector from around the world will gather in Berlin on 14-15 March 2019 to present to delegates.

The 2017 edition in Berlin proved a great success with those who attended, with great feedback and comments from both delegates, exhibitors and speakers. 96% of attendees rated the meeting good or excellent.

TCL2019 - the topics for discussion are related to:
Smart and intelligent coatings and laminates
New technologies in polymers, substrates, machinery 
Environmental impact and sustainability
Important and emerging applications for coated and laminated materials.

Click here for the full programme.

Who should attend TCL
–  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 R&D management 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.

Comments from previous TCL

• “I should have attended this event before. It's a group of experts speaking on very important topics of textiles, nonwovens and beyond.”
• “We met many new people and potential new partners, both on the supplier side and the customer side.”
• “Extremely well organized presentations and very effective discussions.”
• “The way topics are selected is innovative and market-oriented.”
• “TCL is a very high quality conference with a good spread of technical papers and high quality delegates, I made some excellent contacts as a result.”

Take your message to international decision makers

You can have direct contact with senior management from textiles companies and get your message across to this high-level international audience via Event sponsorship, online and print advertising, and much more.  As Event Sponsor, your company will be featured on the conference website and in email and brochure mailings in the months running up to the conference, offering maxium exposure, with a table top exhibit throughout the event. A list of those who attended the 2017 meeting plus other information can be found on this website. To book your Event sponsorship, click here.

TCL2019 is organised by International Newsletters Ltd, 44 Friar Street, Droitwich Spa, WR9 8ED, UK; Tel: + 44 (0)870 1657210, Email: [email protected]

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

To purchase your delegate place, click here.

(See www.technical-textiles.net for details of our subscription and other publications in advanced textiles, nonwovens and composite materials).


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