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Coating and laminating—adding value to industry

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.

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SAVE THE DATE: 8-9 November 2017

International Conference on Textile Coating and Laminating, Berlin, Germany

We are pleased to announce the date of the next textile coating and laminating conference. Following the success of last year's event in Prague, we are holding the next conference in Berlin, Germany at the Novotel Am Tiergarten 8-9 November 2017, in the heart of the country's capital city.

Please put the date in your diary, and look out for further details. We have now issued a Call for Papers for potential speakers to present alongside our core panel of invited experts. Click here for full details. We invite you to register on our conference website to ensure that you are sent the latest information about the programme, early-bird registration details, and other updates as they become available at www.intnews.com/TCL.

Nonwovens for High-performance Applications

The Conference on Nonwovens for High-performance Applications (NHPA2017) will take place in Prague, Czech Republic, on 7-8 March 2017. As companies search for new margins and applications away from the established commodity sector, this conference will discuss the latest developments in the advanced nonwovens sector, what new applications are being explored and where are the current and potential growth areas. Click here for full details on the Programme and Speakers

To download the full conference brochure click on the image below.

The conference offers ample networking facilities via the exhibition area and evening reception, as well as during the breaks and lunches, which delegates from the two previous editions have found invaluable. For more information on Sponsorship offers at NHPA2017 please click here.

To purchase your delegate place click here.

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