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?

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, 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
A view from Planet Tracker

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
Ultrasound processing - cutting operating costs and resource consumption by around one-third

• Ricardo Vega Ayora, Project Engineer, ITA Academy GmbH, Germany
How artificial intelligence can help assets autonomously reduce energy consumption during textile manufacturing

• Martin Flora, VP Business Development, Green Theme Technologies Inc, USA
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• Matthew Betcher, Creative Director, Allied Feather + Down, USA
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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: Tricia Carey, Director Global Business Development, Lenzing, USA / Günther 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

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
Waterless dyeing technology

Plus further speakers to be announced, topics include in-situ thread-colouring technology and water-reducing dyeing

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

8 October 2021 12:00 – 16:00 (BST)

KEYNOTE: Peter Buttiens, CEO, ESMA, Belgium 
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DIGITAL PRINTING

• Topics include: An overview of the potential of digital printing and finishing; chemical companies developing bio-based inks; machinery builders supplier printers and equipment; fabric manufacturers and coaters and laminators developing sustainable substrates.
Further speakers to be announced.

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Conference programme correct as of 28 July 2021. International Newsletters reserves the right to make amendments as necessary.