Conference Programme

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

DAY ONE: Thursday 14 March 2019

09:00-17:00

KEYNOTE ONE: 
- Unpicking the threads of Brexit   
  David McGowan, Counsel, Dentons UK & Middle East LLP
(UK) followed by Q&A

SESSION ONE: COATING AND LAMINATING AND THE ENVIRONMENT

- Sustainability - how consumers’ opinions, government regulations and pressure groups are driving manufacturers' strategies
  Martin Cieslik, Head of Marketing and Business Development, Hohenstein Laboratories GmbH & Co KG (Germany)

- Water-free finishing, coating and lamination - a case study of sustainable manufacturing
  Gary S. Selwyn, CEO, Green Theme Technologies (USA)

- E-mobility and its key impacts on the coated textiles market
  Silke Brand-Kirsch, Executive Partner, Schlegel & Partners (Germany)

Featured presentation:
- How to respond when competitors steal your ideas or when they accuse you of the same
  Deborah Maxwell, Patent Attorney, Potter Clarkson LLP (UK) followed by Q&A

- Graphene and 2D materials: enabling wearable and textile electronics
  Felice Torrisi, Lecturer in Graphene Technology, Cambridge Graphene Centre, University of Cambridge (UK), followed by Q&A

SESSION TWO: DEVELOPMENTS IN PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGIES

- Extrusion coating for textiles: a growing technology
  George W. Kellie, CEO, Kellie Technologies (UK)

- Coating and laminating as a means to creating more durable, more functional textile components for automobiles
  Matthew Williams, Director of Business Development, and Samit Sadavarte, Advanced R&D Manager Haartz Corp (USA)

- Modular coating as an integrated part of the Internet of Things and the first step to a fully automated stenter
  Jürgen Hanel, Director Technical Textiles, Monforts Textilmaschinen (Germany)

- A novel technology for measuring the basis weights of coated technical textiles
  Noël Deferm, General Manager, Hammer-IMS nv (Belgium)

- Functional and breathable textile coatings based on hot-melt technology
  Ralf Lungwitz, Researcher, Saxon Textile Research Institute (Germany)

DAY TWO: Friday 15 March 2019

09:00-16:00

KEYNOTE TWO:
- The impacts of changes in attitudes to global trade and tariffs on the textile machinery industry
  Elgar Straub, Managing Director, VDMA Textile Care, Fabric and Leather Technologies (Germany) followed by Q&A

SESSION THREE: DEVELOPING SMART AND INTELLIGENT TEXTILES

- Applying printing and coating technologies to develop smart textiles
  Anne Schwarz-Pfeiffer, Lecturer and Researcher, Hochschule Niederrhein ​(Germany)

- Advanced applications of phase-change materials
  Bob Brookins, CEO, Alexium International (USA)

- Novel mechanisms for delivering thermoregulation
  John Ellis, CTO, Devan ​(UK)

- Responsive textiles coatings
  Myriam Vanneste, R&D Manager, Centexbel (Belgium)

SESSION FOUR: PRODUCT INNOVATIONS AND APPLICATIONS

- New applications for dry impregnation technology
  Jérôme Ville, CEO, Fibroline SA (France)

- Functionalising textiles with advanced particles
  Matthew Tipper, Business Director, NIRI (UK)

- Innovative binder-free antimicrobial coatings for washable textiles
  Patrick Cronin, Technical Director, Mica NanoTech Ltd (Ireland)

- Coating with nanofibres
  Vladimir Rassushin, Chief Scientific Officer, Nanopharma (Czech Republic)

Chaired panel discussions will follow each session.

 

Programme correct as of 30 January 2019. International Newsletters reserves the right to make amendments and additions as necessary. 

 
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