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New conference announcement

We are pleased to announce the date and venue of the first of a new conference series:

Textile Opportunities in a Changing Automotive Industry

Jaguar Experience Centre, Birmingham, UK - 5-6 February 2020

The automotive industry is facing the most disruptive transformation in its history. The advent of electric vehicles, autonomous driving, restrictions on car use in urban areas, lightweighting, environmental regulations, end-of-life recycling, safety and in-vehicle health monitoring, and other changes will impact directly on the manufacture, use and development of textiles and nonwovens in this sector.

Suppliers of woven and knitted fabrics, smart textiles, nonwovens and composites will all need to address these trends and satisfy radically new demands, for interior and exterior applications on vehicles.

Textile Opportunities in a Changing Automotive Industry - the 1st international conference will address these issues, bringing together the key players in the industry, from OEMs and Tier 1 and 2 suppliers to raw material manufacturers, as well as builders of textile manufacturing equipment.

Presentations will examine in detail how these trends are already reshaping the automotive industry, and its supply chain, and will continue to do so in the next decade and beyond.

Key impacts of change

Speakers at the recent textiles coating and laminating TCL conference in Berlin outlined likely areas of impact that change would have on automotive textiles. Watch their presentations on the conference website to gain a better understanding of the issues and topics that this conference will address.

The conference will be held at the Jaguar Experience Centre near Birmingham, UK, a hub of the global automotive industry and the centre of significant commercial developments in many of these fields.

Early-bird delegate registration is now open - click here to register as a delegate.

To receive more information on this conference please complete the webform on the conference website at https://www.technical-textiles.online/TOAI

Keep abreast of developments in Barcelona

DiloGroup is exhibited a complete production line on its stand at ITMA to illustrate the latest improvements and modifications it has made to its various technologies. Further, elements have been incorporated to increase the line's automation and its ability to exchange data with other pieces of equipment.

ITMA took place in Barcelona, Spain, and whether or not you attended, you could stay informed of the exhibitors’ plans with our preview articles:

In addition, our editorial team was reporting on important news stories as they broke, see for example: 

Paid members of the site can read these articles in full as they reflecton a busy few days and, simply by registering for a free account, others have access to a limited amount of the editorial (see below). 

Nick Butler, Editor, Technical Textiles International

ITMA 2019 preview

TTNet is pleased to make available our preview of the ITMA exhibition (20-26 June, Barcelona, Spain). Please click here to access a complimentary PDF of these preview articles as they appear in our sister publication Technical Textiles International magazine.

Producers of fibres, filaments and yarns are increasingly having to cope with price pressures, skill shortages, and stringent environmental regulations and legislation. At ITMA (20–26 June 2019 in Barcelona, Spain), manufacturers of machinery for this sector will present innovative solutions to these problems. James Bakewell selects some of the most interesting developments.

At ITMA (to be held in Barcelona, Spain, on 20–26 June 2019), suppliers of chemicals and builders of machinery for the finishing, coating and laminating of technical textiles will present technologies designed to minimize the environmental impact of manufacturing processes. James Bakewell picks out some of the most important developments.

Manufacturers of machinery for knitting and weaving save their big announcements for ITMA (to be held in Barcelona, Spain, on 20–26 June 2019) and while many will trumpet developments in software for the automation of their machines and their connection over the Internet, developments in hardware remain key, according to James Bakewell.

Nick Butler previews the exhibits at Texprocess, where the industry will reveal its vision of the future for textile production.