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Conference on Sustainable Finishing of Textiles on-demand

Publication date: 
12 October 2021
International Newsletters Ltd

The Conference on Sustainable Finishing of Textiles is available to download on-demand. The conference consists of 16 presentations and Q&A after the Three Sessions - over 10 hours of live talks and group discussions available to view at the time of your choosing. 

Conference programme

30 September 2021 

KEYNOTE: Phil Patterson, Managing Director, Colour Connections, UK; Chairman of the ZDHC MRSL Advisory Council (chemical inputs) and the ZDHC Wastewater Council, The Netherlands; Chairman of the Microfibre Consortium, UK

On a knife edge - making quality textiles responsibly


• Adrian Wilson, Conference Chair, Technical Textiles International, UK

Emerging technologies and processes - can they truly provide sustainable manufacturing?


• Lance Li, Senior Formulation Chemist of Textile and Liquid Formulations, R&D, Microban International Inc, USA 

Sustainable alternatives for odour control on garments

• Elisabete Silva, Head of Innovation, Mehler Engineered Products GmbH, Germany

An innovative, bio-based adhesive for mechanical rubber goods

• Theo Verweerden, CEO, and Joris van Tongerloo, Business Development, Lamoral Coatings BV, The Netherlands

Sustainable, durable water-repellent treatments

Panel discussion with all speakers, moderated by Adrian Wilson followed by group and 1:1 networking in the Networking Lounge for all attendees.

1 October 2021 

KEYNOTE: Catherine Tubb, Senior Investment Analyst, Planet Tracker, UK

Beyond the Brands: unpicking investor risk & opportunity in the textile supply chain


• Rick Stanford, VP Global Business Development - Textiles, Baldwin Technology, USA

Revolutionizing and applying real sustainability to the Textile Finishing Department

• Kushtrim Daci, Application Expert, Weber Ultrasonics AG, Germany

Sonopower textile - cut operating costs and resource use by around a third

• Ricardo Vega Ayora, Project Engineer, ITA Academy GmbH, Germany

Autonomous asset yet optimization for the reduction of energy consumption in the finishing process of textile wristbands

• Martin Flora, VP Business Development and Founder, Green Theme Technologies Inc, USA

Water-free textile manufacturing - insights from our water-free finishing platform

• Matthew Betcher, Creative Director, Allied Feather + Down, USA

Chemical-free non-toxic treatment uses little water and makes down fast-drying

Panel discussion with all speakers, moderated by Adrian Wilson followed by group and 1:1 networking in the Networking Lounge for all attendees.

7 October 2021 

KEYNOTE ONE: Peter Buttiens, CEO, ESMA - The European Specialist Printing Manufacturers Association, Belgium 

The roadmap for sustainable digital printing on textiles

KEYNOTE TWO: Tricia Carey, Director Global Business Development, Lenzing, USA / Guenther Widler, Head of Technology - Denim, DyStar, Germany / Alex Penadés, Customer Manager, Jeanologia, Spain 

Collaborations for change from fibre to finish - how innovation can impact resource savings


• Mary Ankeny, VP, Product Development and Implementation, Cotton Inc, USA

Reduction of resources (water, energy and chemicals) during cotton dyeing

• Kasper Nossent, Managing Director, DyeCoo Textile Systems BV, The Netherlands

Industrial waterless and chemical free dyeing in supercritical carbon dioxide

• Mattias Nordin, CEO, Coloreel, Sweden

Continuous thread-colouring technology for sustainable production