Conference programme


SESSION ONE: 11 February 2021 12:00pm GMT

Industry and market trends

• A review of 2020 and the implications for the future of the industry - Adrian Wilson, Conference Chair UK

• Using a cohesive supply chain to develop new concepts and ideas - Joe Poterala, Mascoe Coating Systems/Gaston Coating Systems USA

Novel applications for coated and laminated textiles

• Haptic cushion coatings - Thomas Schmidt, Huafeng China

• Silicones for the textile industry: applications and advantages - Magali Puillet, Elkem Silicones FR France

SESSION TWO: 12 February 2021 12:00pm GMT

Machinery, equipment and processes for coating and laminating 

• Digital dyeing technology - Per Stenflo, imogo AB Sweden

• A novel plasma enhanced chemical vapour deposition technology for hydrophobic/oleophobic durable coatings - Grégory Arnoult, AGC Plasma Technology Solutions/Unitex Belgium

• Magnet roller coating: a versatile coating system for coating and minimal applications of textiles and nonwovens - Jürgen Hanel, Monforts Germany

• Fibroline S-Preg: a new technology for powder coating - Joric Marduel, Fibroline France

• Tactile sensation analyser - Alexander Grüner, emtec Electronic GmbH Germany

SESSION THREE: 18 February 2021 12:00pm GMT

Coatings and laminate materials

• Reinforcement and enhancement of composites through cross-laminated nettings made from renewable raw material - Harry Albus, JX Nippon Anci SAS France

• Colloidal silica and percentage play for optimum purchase in textile coating - Paul E. Smith, Advanced Flexible Composites Inc USA

• A disruptive coating materialization - Carlos Filipe Silva, Tintex Portugal

The impact on industry and its response to the global pandemic

• A novel finishing process for nanoparticle binding to a textile interface for improved antiviral performance against Covid-19 - Patrick Cronin, Mica NanoTech Ltd Ireland

• Durable transparent treatment that can kill the novel coronavirus - Tom Sam, Affix Labs Finland

SESSION FOUR: 19 February 2021 12:00pm GMT

Environmental issues

• From the fabric to the finishing: an all-round approach to the sustainable production of artificial leather with waterborne bio-based polyurethane dispersions - Gabriele Costa/Riccardo Caprifoglio, Lamberti SpA Italy

• How to be sustainable in the new European scenario: FAITGREEN experience - Davide Visentin, Fait Plast SpA Italy

• Energy-efficient drying technology for textile manufacturing - Kai K. O. Bär adphos Digital Printing GmbH Germany

• A water-saving hybrid manufacturing approach for functionalizing technical textiles - Heike Illing-Günther, STFI Germany


Programme correct as of 22 October 2020. International Newsletters reserves the right to make amendments as necessary.

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