Previous conferences

World Congress on Textile Coating, WCTC 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.

WCTC is a venue for practical presentations focussing on what is happening in the industry currently and in the future. Presentations are supplemented by intensive discussion sessions actively led by the session chairs and the events offer excellent networking opportunities for ideas and business.

World Congress on Textile Coating on-demand: is available to download. The conference consists of 25 presentations and Q&A after the Five Sessions - over 16 hours of live talks and group discussions available to view at the time of your choosing. Click here to purchase.

To give an idea of the subjects covered at previous conferences, below are some highlights from previous programmes and images from recent events, the Proceedings for which are available to purchase, see below for further details.

TCL2019 (Berlin, Germany, 14-15 March 2019) - click here for more.

TCL2017 (Berlin, Germany, November 2017)

If you were unable to attend TCL2017, the presentations of proceedings are available to purchase on a CD-Rom as PDF files.

TCL2017 was held in Berlin, Germany in November 2017. More than 130 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.

The presentations given at the conference are available on a CD-Rom as PDF files.

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TCL2016 (Prague, Czech Republic)

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TCL2014 (Cannes, France)

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TCL2012 (Valencia, Spain)

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TCL2011 (Orlando, Florida USA)

Presentations covered some of the following topics:

Environmentally conscious production methods, effective product development of multifunctional technical textiles, microencapsulation technology, conductive textiles, plasma technology, nanofibres, ultrasonic welding, liquid Super Absorbent Polymers.  

TCL2010 (Cannes, France)

The first time TCL was held in the Hotel Novotel Montfleury, Cannes.

The sessions at TCL2010 covered the following areas:

Adhesion/Bonding systems for Coating and Laminating, Techniques and Materials, Technology for Growth and Opportunities.

Full Programmes for TCL2011 is listed here and TCL2010 is listed here

The Proceedings are available to purchase from TCL2010 (Cannes, France) and TCL2011 (Orlando, FL USA) on CD-ROMs including audio recordings of the presentations and discussion sessions as well as slide shows of the presentations themselves.

The Conference Presentations from TCL2012 (Valencia, Spain) are available in pdf format on a CD-Rom (€414/£325/$549).

As a special offer all three CDs can be purchased (€828/£650/$1098).

Please click here to visit our online shop to purchase all our previous conference CD-Roms, including Conference on Nonwovens for High-performance Applications.