Day 1 - Thursday 26 September

8h Registration

8h40-12h30: Session I – chairman: F. Quix - Fedustria (BE)

  1. Evolution or revolution in textile coatings and laminations, M. Van Parys - UNITEX (BE)
  2. Introduction to solventfree two-component polyurethane coating of textiles, P. Rigole – Vetex (BE)
  3. A novel Plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapour Deposition (PECVD) technology for hydrophobic/oleophobic durable coatings, G. Arnoult, J. Schotsaert, AGC plasma Solutions (FR - BE)
  4. Membranes for textile architecture: the present and possible futures, M. Durka - Sioen Ind. (BE)

Coffee break

  1. Water based Polyurethane coating raw materials for textile coating, T. Michaelis, Covestro EM/LA (DE)
  2. Textile coating for today, J. Hanel - A. Monforts GmbH & Co.KG (DE)
  3. How to be sustainable in the new European scenario: FAITGREEN experience, D. Visentin – Fait Plast (IT)
  4. Raw materials to finished product in one step: combining dyeing and coating to deliver a step change in productivity, S. Kew – Alchemietechnology (UK)
  5. Air purification technologies for the coating industry taking into account the economic aspects, G. De Smeyter - Airprotech (IT)


12h30 Lunch

14h-18.15h - Session II – chairman: J. Wille - Sioen (BE)

  1. Polyurethane technology in low gloss coatings for technical textile and automotive soft substrates and the new trends, G. Costa, R. Caprifoglio - Lamberti Chemical Specialities (IT)
  2. Advancements in UV-cured textile coatings, F. Goethals – Centexbel (BE)
  3. A new patterned electroless copper E-textile using an additive process, C. Hunt – Pireta (UK)
  4. Wear performance of functional coatings on delicate fabrics, E. Lempa - Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences (DE)
  5. The sonochemical coating for textile with antimicrobial and antiviral nanoparticles for hospital textile, A. Gedanken – Bar-Ilan University (IL)

Coffee break

  1. Benefits of inline basis weight measurements with a single sided X-Ray technique, L. Zerle - ZAP Systemkomponenten GmbH + Co.KG (DE)
  2. Improved productivity, enhanced quality and new smart textiles by optimized print/coating processing, K. Bär Adphos (DE)
  3. Thermoplastic coating of glass fibres in the nozzle drawing process, A. Lüking - RWTH Aachen University (DE)
  4. Biodegradable materials and products, including textiles and/or coatings (bio-end life of textile materials), S. Deconinck – OWS (BE)
  5. Advancements in biobased coatings, W. Uyttendaele – Centexbel (BE)


18h30 - 21h30 Walking dinner

Day 2 – Friday 27 September

8h40 -13h – Session III – chairman: J. Laperre – Centexbel (BE)

  1. Textiles with conductive coatings for electromagnetic shielding, V. Rubeziené, FTMC-Textile Institute (LT)
  2. Importance of European standardisation work for textile care of coated textiles, T. Leucht - Small Business Standards aisbl (BE)
  3. Biobased piezoelectric PLA films for emerging IoT applications, B. Stubbe – Centexbel (BE)
  4. Coated textile-based sensors for inspection of composite materials, R. Schneider – ITCF (DE)
  5. Smart design of polymeric dispersing agents for high performance functional inkjet inks, N. Devos - Chemstream (BE)

Coffee break

  1. Si-Technology, innovative textile functionalization, M. Brito – Smart Inovation (nanoscale empowerment) (PT)
  2. Material set for smart healthcare applications, S. Gillissen – Henkel (BE)
  3. Recycled Polyvinyl Butyral for textile coating applications, C. Graßmann - Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences (DE)
  4. Coated flexible multi-sensory array for wound monitoring applications on textile, W. Deferme – Univ. Hasselt (BE)


13h Closure

13h15 Lunch