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Day One: 11 February 2021

Session One: Industry and market trends

Adrian Wilson gave a review of 2020, followed by Joe Poterala of Mascoe Coating Systems on using a cohesive supply chain to develop new concepts and ideas.

Harry Albus of ANCI gave a sponsored presentation.

Session Two: Novel applications for coated and laminated textiles

Presentations from Thomas Schmidt, Huafeng on Haptic cushion coatings; Magali Puillet, Elkem on Silicones for the textile industry: applications and advantages and Paul E. Smith, Advanced Flexible Composites Inc on Colloidal silica and percentage play for optimum purchase in textile coating.

These presentations were followed by the Q&A Forum for Sessions One & Two

12 February 2021

Day Two Session Three: Machinery, equipment and processes for coating and laminating

The conference went really well, excellent presentations and discussions. Here are a few screen shots from this afternoon.

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; A sponsored presentation and Q&A hosted by Gabriele Costa, Lamberti SpA (Italy)
Tactile sensation analyser - Alexander Grüner, emtec Electronic GmbH Germany and Next generation dyeing and finishing technologies for a connected low-carbon future - Kevin Myers, Alchemie Technology UK
Followed by Q&A Forum Three

18 February 2021

Day Three: Session Four: The impact on industry and its response to the global pandemic

The presentations were informative and raised some interesting questions.

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
Sponsored presentation and Q&A hosted by Per Stenflo, imogo AB (Sweden)
The sonochemical coating of textiles with antiviral nanoparticles - Aharon Gedanken, Bar-Ilan University Israel
Making personal protective equipment safe and sustainable - Thomas Willers, Krüss GmbH Germany

Here are some screen shots from this afternoon.

19 February 2021

Day Four: Session Five: Environmental issues

Conference sessions concluded with six presentations and the final discussion Forum. Speakers were from the following companies:

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
Sponsored presentation and Q&A hosted by Carolin Russ and Jayanta Sanyal, WEKO Weitmann & Konrad GmbH & Co. KG (Germany)
A water-saving hybrid manufacturing approach for functionalizing technical textiles - Frank Siegel, STFI Germany
Reinforcement and enhancement of composites through cross-laminated nettings made from renewable raw material - Harry Albus, ANCI SAS France
Q&A Forum Five