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Programme announced

We are pleased to announce the programme for the next International Conference on Textile Coating and Laminating, TCL2019.

TCL2019 will be held at the Novotel Berlin Am Tiergarten, 14-15 March, where speakers from senior positions in some of the most influential companies in this sector from around the world will gather in Berlin to present to delegates.

The conference brochure, including programme details and delegate registration form, is available for download; click on the image below and book your seat today. 


Visit the conference website to view the presentation abstracts and speaker biographies, and to register as a delegate. 

Textiles Coating and Laminating Supplement

TTNet is pleased to make available our special Textiles Coating and Laminating supplement. Please click here to access a complimentary PDF of this supplement from the publisher of Technical Textiles International magazine.

The articles in this supplement outline the latest cutting-edge technologies and materials creating an impact in the sector, and insights into how suppliers, customers and competitors are dealing with changes forced on the industry by concerns for the environment, and health and safety. With updates from presentations given at the last International Conference on Textile Coating and Laminating, (Nov 2017), this new supplement delivers a wealth of ideas relevant to the textiles coating and laminating industry.

The next International Conference on Textile Coating and Laminating will take place on 14-15 March 2019, visit the conference website for more information and to register.

Already a significant market, the latest products for bedding will be this year’s focus at a major annual exhibition dedicated to textiles for the home. Adrian Wilson previews what exhibits visitors to Heimtextil (to be held in Frankfurt, Germany, on 8–11 January 2019) can find to enhance their sleep.

In an age where industrial, even cross-sector, collaboration is creating significant opportunities for businesses, Darren Mitchell, a specialist patent attorney for the law firm Potter Clarkson, offers advice to would-be participants on how to protect their assets and avoid subsequent court battles while negotiating partnership deals.

Gaining significant clues to the kinds of developments textile manufacturers can expect to see at next year’s ITMA, Adrian Wilson visited this year’s precursor event, ITMA Asia + CITME, and discovered enthusiasm among machine builders for a future based on automation and data exchange.

Major opportunities for textile manufacturers supplying reinforcements to the composites industry are anticipated, with those working in the markets for transportation standing to gain most, as Adrian Wilson learned during the recent Global Fibers Congress.