Techtextil-Symposium and Avantex-Symposium

Techtextil will again be accompanied by the Techtextil Symposium and the Avantex Symposium. International speakers from the various fields will present the newest product, material and technological developments. Altogether, visitors and exhibitors can choose from 66 different Techtextil and Avantex lectures. The detailed programme will be online soon, here is the topical overview.

The topic of sustainability introduces the Techtextil Symposium on Tuesday, 11 June. Dr Thomas Stegmaier of ITV Denkendorf – Institute of Textile Technology and Process Engineering will chair the lecture block on ‘Textile technology goes sustainable’. The subjects to be covered include sustainable fibre production with bacteria and fungi and environmentally friendly polyurethane emulsions for water-repellent textile finishes. The second lecture block to be held on the Tuesday of the fair is entitled ‘Towards sustainable technical textiles’. Dr Klaus Jansen, Director of the Textile Research Board (Forschungskuratorium Textil e.V.), will chair the lectures on bio-degradable PLA tapes, solar-thermal active membranes and eco-efficient hybrid coatings.

On Wednesday, 12 June, Braz Costa of CITEVE, Centro Tecnológico das Indústrias téxtil e do Vestuário de Portugal, will chair lectures on ‘Smart materials and flexible electronics’ covering, for example, new heatable, responsive and electroluminescent textiles. Techtextil Symposium closes on Thursday with a special lecture block on new areas of application for ‘Textile reinforced concrete’, which will be chaired by Dr Silvio Weiland of Torkret Substanzbau AG and Dr Norbert Will of RWTH Aachen University, Institute of Structural Concrete.

Other future-oriented subjects at the Techtextil Symposium include: ‘New developments in fibres and fibre-based composites’, ‘Finishing and surface modification’ and ‘New processes’. Furthermore, the ‘Lightweight technical textile structures’ block also spotlights the global trends towards lightweight construction and mobility. The various lectures and discussions will be chaired by renowned experts Dr Jan Laperre of Centexbel Gent, Zwijnaard, Belgium, Prof Marijke Mollaert of Vrije Universiteit Brussels / Belgium and Prof Roshan Shishoo of Shishoo Consulting AB, Askom, Sweden.

The Avantex Symposium is concerned with innovations in the apparel industry and research. This year, the blocks also review the trend towards functionality. The main theme on Tuesday, 11 June, is ‘Smart textiles – from research to products’. Dr Hartmut Strese of VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH and Sabine Gimpel of TITV Textile Research Institute (Textilforschungsinstitut Thüringen-Vogtland e.V. – TITV), Greiz, will chair the two lecture blocks, which include lectures on illuminating textiles, textile sensors, new test procedures and multi-functional auxetic structures. The symposium closes on the Wednesday of the fair with a lecture block on ‘Apparel designed for function and protection’. Among the subjects covered will be heat-sensitive additives and breathable membranes.

Further information and the prices can be found on our homepage:  www.techtextil.com

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