Conference programme

30 September 2021 12:00 - 16:00 (BST)

KEYNOTE: Phil Patterson, Managing Director, Colour Connections, UK; Chairman of the ZDHC MRSL Advisory Council (chemical inputs) and the ZDHC Wastewater Council, The Netherlands; Chairman of the Microfibre Consortium, UK
On a knife edge - making quality textiles responsibly

INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW
• Adrian Wilson, Conference Chair, Technical Textiles International, UK
Emerging technologies and processes - can they truly provide sustainable manufacturing?

SESSION ONE: SUSTAINABLE CHEMISTRY

• Lance Li, Senior Formulation Chemist of Textile and Liquid Formulations, R&D, Microban International Inc, USA 
Sustainable alternatives for odour control on garments

• Elisabete Silva, Head of Innovation, Mehler Engineered Products GmbH, Germany
An innovative, bio-based adhesive for mechanical rubber goods

• Theo Verweerden, CEO, and Joris van Tongerloo, Business Development, Lamoral Coatings BV, The Netherlands
Sustainable, durable water-repellent treatments

Panel discussion with all speakers, moderated by Adrian Wilson followed by group and 1:1 networking in the Networking Lounge for all attendees.

1 October 2021 12:00 - 16:00 (BST)

KEYNOTE: Catherine Tubb, Senior Investment Analyst, Planet Tracker, UK
Beyond the Brands: unpicking investor risk & opportunity in the textile supply chain

SESSION TWO: INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES AND PROCESSES

• Rick Stanford, VP Global Business Development - Textiles, Baldwin Technology, USA
Revolutionizing and applying real sustainability to the Textile Finishing Department

• Kushtrim Daci, Application Expert, Weber Ultrasonics AG, Germany
Sonopower textile - cut operating costs and resource use by around a third

• Ricardo Vega Ayora, Project Engineer, ITA Academy GmbH, Germany
Autonomous asset yet optimization for the reduction of energy consumption in the finishing process of textile wristbands

• Martin Flora, VP Business Development and Founder, Green Theme Technologies Inc, USA
Water-free textile manufacturing - insights from our water-free finishing platform

• Matthew Betcher, Creative Director, Allied Feather + Down, USA
Chemical-free non-toxic treatment uses little water and makes down fast-drying

Panel discussion with all speakers, moderated by Adrian Wilson followed by group and 1:1 networking in the Networking Lounge for all attendees.

7 October 2021 12:00 – 16:00 (BST)

KEYNOTE ONE: Peter Buttiens, CEO, ESMA - The European Specialist Printing Manufacturers Association, Belgium 
The roadmap for sustainable digital printing on textiles

KEYNOTE TWOTricia Carey, Director Global Business Development, Lenzing, USA / Guenther Widler, Head of Technology - Denim, DyStar, Germany / Alex Penadés, Customer Manager, Jeanologia, Spain 
Collaborations for change from fibre to finish - how innovation can impact resource savings

SESSION THREE: DENIM, DYEING AND COLOURING

• Mary Ankeny, VP, Product Development and Implementation, Cotton Inc, USA
Reduction of resources (water, energy and chemicals) during cotton dyeing

• Kasper Nossent, Managing Director, DyeCoo Textile Systems BV, The Netherlands
Industrial waterless and chemical free dyeing in supercritical carbon dioxide

• Mattias Nordin, CEO, Coloreel, Sweden
Continuous thread-colouring technology for sustainable production

Panel discussion with all speakers, moderated by Adrian Wilson followed by group and 1:1 networking in the Networking Lounge for all attendees.

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Conference programme correct as of 29 September 2021. International Newsletters reserves the right to make amendments as necessary.

 

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