Conference date and venue

Introducing the First Edition of the World Congress on Textile Coating (WCTC20),
19-20 November 2020

The organisers of the successful and long-running conference series Textile Coating and Laminating (TCL) are pleased to announce its expansion and refocus as the World Congress on Textile Coating (WCTC20). The event will debut in Berlin on 19-20 November 2020.

In the modern textile industry, coating, surface modification and laminating are the key means to tailor textiles and nonwovens to create functional products for specific, often high-performance, applications. The expanded event will take the necessary wide perspective on all these processes.

Unlike other events, it will not be an academic research-based meeting, but a practical, industry-focussed conference, and participants will be encouraged to share real-world problems with the assembled experts and their fellow attendees in the dedicated discussion forums.

With major speakers from around the world, looking at novel applications and processes of textile coating from a practical industry perspective, WCTC promises to be dynamic and lively, attracting delegates from companies on every continent.

Early-bird Delegate Registration

Please find below full details on delegate fees and how to register as a delegate for the World Congress on Textile Coating (WCTC20), 19-20 November 2020.

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.

Sign up for more information

If you are interested in more information on the first edition of our new expanded and refocused World Congress on Textile Coating, to be held in Berlin, 19-20 November 2020, please sign up on this site here

Call for Papers


The core of the conference programme will be presentations by invited experts, but in order to give an opportunity for anyone with exciting and relevant ideas to present to a high-level international audience, a call for papers is being issued for contributions in the following areas, with emphasis on work that will impact the industry, now and in the future.  Suggested topics include the following:

SESSION ONE: Machinery, equipment and processes for coating and laminating

TCL2019 conference presentations

If you were unable to attend TCL2019, the presentations of proceedings are available to purchase as PDF files.

TCL2019 was held in Berlin, Germany in March 2019. Senior staff from around the world attended to hear two days of expert presentations and engage in workshops and discussions. Once again, the conference proved a great success with both delegates, speakers and exhibitors.

TCL2019 conference images

Previously known as International Conference on Textile Coating and Laminating, TCL2019 was held in Berlin, Germany on 14-15 March 2019.

TCL2017 conference images

Please find below various images from TCL2017 Berlin.  

Conference venue & hotel booking form

In the modern rooms of the 4-star Novotel Berlin Am Tiergarten hotel, WCTC20 delegates will feel at home. Free WiFi and a desk space in the rooms make preparing for conferences 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.

The Novotel Berlin Am Tiergarten is located in the centre of the capital by the Tiergarten S-Bahn station. A variety of attractions and shopping centres are close by, including the zoo and the Kudamm with the Memorial Church. The hotel's central location makes it ideal for exploring historical Berlin and the Brandenburg Gate. Tegel Airport is a 15 minute drive away. Car parking is available at the hotel (charge applies).

Previous TCL conferences

World Congress on Textile Coating, WCTC20 was formerly called TCL, International Conference on Textile Coating and Laminating, which over the past 28 years has built a reputation as a vital meeting place for the worldwide coating and laminating industry.

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