The event, which will take place on December 1-2, 2022, at Eurogress Aachen in Germany, will hold sessions addressing the following topics: sustainability in the textile industry; future of textile production; textiles for medicine and health; smart textiles and fashion; textiles – past and future; technology transfer (IGF-ZIM projects); and textile developments by start-ups, the organiser said in a press release.
The Aachen – Dresden – Denkendorf International Textile Conference (ADD-ITC) 2022, which will be held in December 2022 in Germany, aims to enable interaction between research institutions and the textile industry. Experts on textile chemistry, finishing and functionalisation, textile machinery, and manufacturing and composites will gather at the event.
Representatives from Sweden and Finland’s textile industry as well as from research institutions and associations will provide a comprehensive insight into the textile landscape of this year’s partner countries. Plenary speakers at the conference are Giuseppe Gherzi, Gherzi Textil Organisation; Dieter Gerten, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) e. V.; Ali Harlin, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland; Patrick Glockner, Evonik Operations GmbH; Pauline van Dongen, designer; Susanne Nejderås, University of Boras; and Carlo Centonze, HeiQ.
Keynote speakers at the event are Lutz Walter, ETP – The European Technology Platform for the Future of Textiles and Clothing; Geza Szilvay, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland; Ellinor Niit, imogo AB; Anna Palmberg, IKEA of Sweden AB; Frank Thomas Piller, RWTH Aachen University; Verena Thies, Thies GmbH & Co. KG; Johannes Diebel, Forschungskuratorium Textil e.V.; Robert Peters, VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH; Rebecca Tauer, WWF; Joerg Kleinalstede, mezzo-forte Streichinstrumente; Florent Budillon, ADMEDES GmbH; Andreas Blaeser, TU Darmstadt; and Stefanie Seeberg, University of Cologne and GRASSI Museum of Applied Arts.
Trendsetting design, technical innovations, sustainability, and diversity will be staged in multimedia by the team of Neo.Fashion and the Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences.
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