Looking to the future: New developments in coating and laminating

For the first time in its 26-year history, speakers and delegates travelled to Berlin, Germany, for the latest edition of the International Conference on Textile Coating and Laminating (TCL2017), which was held on November 8-9, 2017.

The presentations given over the two-day conference highlighted a drive for individual, cost-effective and sustainable products keeping consumption of water, chemicals and energy low. New concepts and techniques were described to achieve these aims, which sparked lively and informative discussions during the forum sessions, and which continued during the breaks in and around the exhibition area and at the evening reception.

Participants agreed that TCL2017 was a valuable opportunity that situated different strands of the global industry together in one venue. One delegate, Chia-Hsun, Su of Wideplus International, Taiwan, said: “I benefitted from purchasing all the proceedings of TCLs from 2010-2016 and enjoyed attending TCL2017 very much. Many of my daily working problems have been solved by this information and thanks again for your persistent efforts for the last 26 years.”

Yvonne Heinen-Foudeh, Gerber Technology agreed: “Thanks to International Newsletters for making Gerber part of TCL2017. There were excellent speakers for an agenda focusing on innovation and future-oriented topics, an interactive, contemporary conference format and all of that in a pleasant perfect work environment. With the 2017 edition, International Newsletters proved their leadership position as knowledge mediator for the segment of coated and laminated textiles. Together with many fellow market players we look forward to the 2019 opportunity for exchange and communication.”

Organised by International Newsletters, the conference director was William C. Smith of Industrial Textile Associates, and the conference chair was Adrian Wilson. TCL2017 was the latest in a conference series, which has spanned 26 years, concerned with innovations and trends in textile coating and laminating.

For the full programme, speakers and attending companies, visit http://www.technical-textiles.online/TCL.