Conference Programme

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

DAY ONE: Thursday 14 March 2019

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

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, Haarts 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

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

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

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

- How phase-change materials have set the benchmark for thermal management
  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 5 December 2018. International Newsletters reserves the right to make amendments and additions as necessary. 

 
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