Coaters and laminators have been at the heart of the development of functional textile products throughout the era of technical textiles, their skills being employed to tailor fabrics of all kinds, nonwovens and fibres to meet the specific requirements of even the most-challenging applications. Today more than ever before, the needs of technical textiles are shaping the development of all aspects of the coating and laminating industry, including those of suppliers (chemicals and machinery), processors and end-users.
Some of the delegates at the previous edition of the Textile Coating and Laminating conference in Prague, Czech Republic.
Fortunately, throughout much of this history, the Textile Coating and Laminating conference has provided a valuable meeting place for senior executives, technical managers, marketing staff and industry observers, allowing them to gather and exchange ideas on state-of-the-art developments, shaping the future of their companies and of the industry. Topics discussed include: the emergence of new applications and trends in the existing markets; new machinery, processing technology and materials (such as smart and/or sustainable materials); the latest requirements of end-users; emerging technologies (including digital printing, nanotechnology, and conductive and/or self-repairing coatings); the impact of regulations and legislation, such as that banning the current generation of flame-retardant additives.
The conference also gives attendees the chance to discuss the latest commercial opportunities these developments are creating, and meet new suppliers, partners and customers at the cutting-edge of the sector.
The event also features taple-top exhibits allowing suppliers to hold one-to-one discussions with key industry figures.
To be involved at the next event, in Berlin, Germany, 8–9 November 2017, register your interest now. Most presentations are by invitation, but a small number of places are reserved for unsolicited speakers. If you wish to be considered for ones of these the deadline for the submission of abstracts is 10 March.