Programme 2019



Day One:       14 March 2019, 09:00-17:00

09:00-09:10         Welcome to TCL2019: Adrian Wilson, Conference Chair, Editor, Smart Textiles and Nanotechnology (UK)

09:10-09:50:        KEYNOTE: Unpicking the threads of BrexitDavid McGowan, Counsel, Dentons UK & Middle East LLP (UK) followed by Q&A

SESSION ONE:   Coating and laminating and the environment

09:50-10:10         Sustainability - how consumers’ opinions, government regulations and pressure groups are driving the industryMartin Cieslik, Head of Global Marketing & Sales, CMO, Hohenstein Laboratories (Germany)

10:15:10:35         Water-free finishing: combining DWR & dye for sustainable manufacturing: a zero discharge technologyGary S. Selwyn, CEO, Green Theme Technologies (USA)

10:35-11:00         Refreshment break

11:00-11:20         E-mobility and its impact on textiles and coated fabricsSilke Brand-Kirsch, Executive Partner, Schlegel & Partners (Germany)

11:20-11:50         Forum discussion Session One

11:50-12:20         Featured presentation: How to respond when competitors steal your ideas or when they accuse you of the sameDeborah Maxwell, Patent Attorney, Potter Clarkson LLP (UK) followed by Q&A

12:20-13:45         Lunch

13:45-14:15         Graphene and 2D materials: enabling wearable and textile electronicsFelice Torrisi, Lecturer in Graphene Technology, Cambridge Graphene Centre, University of Cambridge (UK) followed by Q&A

SESSION TWO:  Developments in production technologies

14:15-14:35         Extrusion coating for textiles: a growing technology, George W. Kellie, Director, Kellie Solutions Ltd (UK)

14:40-15:00         Coating and laminating as a means to create more durable and functional automotive components, Matthew Williams, Director of Business Development, and Samit Sadavarte, Advanced R&D Manager, Haartz Corp (USA)

15:05-15:25         Modular coating as an integrated part of the Internet of Things and the first step to fully automated stenter, Jürgen Hanel, Director Technical Textiles, Monforts Textilmaschinen (Germany)

15:25-15:50         Refreshment break

15:50-16:10         A novel technology for measuring the basis weight of coated technical textiles, Noël Deferm, General Manager, Hammer-IMS nv (Belgium)

16:15-16:35         Functional and breathable textile coatings based on hot-melt technologyRalf Lungwitz, Researcher, Saxon Textile Research Institute (Germany)

16:35-17:00         Forum discussion Session Two

17:30-18:30         CONFERENCE RECEPTION – Drinks and canapes in the Novotel

Day Two:       15 March 2019, 09:00-15:30

09:00-09:40         KEYNOTE: Impact of trade and tariffs in the garment and technical textiles industry, Elgar StraubManaging Director, VDMA Textile Care, Fabric and Leather Technologies (Germany) followed by Q&A

SESSION THREE: Developing smart and intelligent textiles

09:40-10:00         Applying printing and coating technologies to develop smart textiles, Anne Schwarz-Pfeiffer, Lecturer and Researcher, Hochschule Niederrhein ​(Germany)

10:05-10:25         Advanced applications of phase-change materialsBob Brookins, CEO, Alexium International (USA)

10:25-11:00         Refreshment break

11:00-11:20         Novel mechanisms for delivering thermoregulationJohn Ellis, CTO, Devan ​(UK)

11:25-11:45         Responsive textiles coatingsMyriam Vanneste, R&D Manager, Centexbel (Belgium)

11:45-12:15         Forum discussion Session Three

12:15-13:45         Lunch

SESSION FOUR: Product innovations and applications

13:45-14:05         Dry powder impregnation solutionsJérôme Ville, CEO, Fibroline SA (France)

14:10-14:30         Functionalising textiles with advanced particlesMatthew Tipper, Business Director, NIRI (UK)

14:35-14:55         Coating with nanofibers, Vladimir Rassushin, Chief Scientific Officer, Nanopharma (Czech Republic)

14:55-15:30         Forum discussion Session Four

followed by conference closing remarks, Adrian Wilson, Conference Chair


Programme correct as of 7 March 2019, International Newsletters reserves the right to make amendments as necessary.