Texcare Forum 2016 with high-grade programme

Texcare Forum 2016 with high-grade programme

In the framework of Texcare/Texprocess International (11.–15.6.2016), Frankfurt, Germany the Texcare Forum 2016 takes place with the following top conference themes: Industry 4.0, sustainability, textile innovations and professional development

The Texcare Forum programme has been finalised. From Industry 4.0, sustainability, innovative textiles and their processing, to professional development and careers, the conference at Texcare International in Frankfurt am Main from 11 to 15 June 2016 is set to cover the most important topics of interest to the sector. Texcare Forum, which is free of charge, will be held from 14.00 to 16.00 hrs from Saturday, 11 June, to Tuesday, 14 June in Room ‘Symmetrie’ of Hall 8.1. The high-grade programme has been compiled by Messe Frankfurt in cooperation with the German Dry Cleaning Association (Deutscher Textilreinigungs-verband – DTV) and VDMA Garment and Leather Technology. Also involved were the Textile Service Trade Association (Wirtex), International Committee for Textile Care (Internationales Komitee für Textilpflege – CINET) and the European Textile Service Association (ETSA). In this connection, Johannes Schmid-Wiedersheim, Texcare International Director, says, “Texcare Forum represents an outstanding opportunity to find out about subjects of topical interest in the world of modern textile care and rounds off the exhibitors’ presentations perfectly.”

DTV: professional development and careers

The spectrum of jobs in the world of modern textile care is wide and attractive because they call for knowledge and expertise in the fields of textiles, detergents, machinery and IT. On Saturday, June 11, 2016, Texcare Forum will focus on the subject of professional development and careers under the chairmanship of Andreas Schumacher of the DTV

The lecture programme will begin with Professor Lutz Vossebein of Lower Rhine University for Textile and Garment Technology, who will speak about ‘Careers in the textile industry: initial and further training opportunities in the future’. Ways in which skilled personnel can be trained and retained in the long term is the subject of the talk by Joseph Ricci and Douglas R. Waldman of the USA’s Textile Rental Services Association (TRSA). They will be followed by Katrin Rasch of the Research Institute for Artisan Training of the University of Cologne, who will explain the significance of dual training as a launching pad for a career in the laundry and dry-cleaning trade. Rounding off this lecture block will be a talk by Udo Nagelschmidt of the Dry Cleaning Training Centre on ‘Seeing the potential of one’s own staff – creating specialist professionals through further professional development and advanced training.”

CINET: The future of textiles and functions

Opportunities for the textile-care industry created by new textiles and functions make up the theme of the lecture block to be chaired by CINET CEO Peter Wennekes on Sunday, 12 June. Firstly, CINET’s Dr Geert Böttger will discuss ‘Textile trends & developments in B2C & B2B markets’. His lecture will be followed by an analysis of how the special finishes of multi-functional protective clothing can be maintained during industrial laundering by Dr Andreas Schmidt of the Hohenstein Institutes. The demands on high-performance textiles for the hotel, restaurant and health-care sectors will be described by Peter Beirholm of the eponymous company, Beirholms Væverier. Expectations on hygiene and quality are growing continuously and Sven Schöppe of LEO System will talk about new textile innovations that meet these requirements. Concluding this thematic block will be a lecture by Dr Henk Gooijer and Timme Lucassen of TKT on ‘Creating added value by textile innovations in PTC’.

WIRTEX and ETSA: Sustainability and resource efficiency

On Monday, June 13, 2016 the Texcare Forum will be held under the auspices of Wirtex and ETSA and focus on sustainability. Martin Swierzy of Wirtex will open the programme with a discussion of how laundry profitability can be improved through the efficient use of its own resources. An answer to this question will be offered by Martin Stokman of Christeyns. That sustainability not only protects the environment but also increases competitiveness will be shown by Gianluca Mainolfi of Ecolab. The demands on workwear are high. The fabrics must be extremely durable. The green fabrics best are able to meet these demands and these will be presented by a representative of TenCate Protect. Subsequently, Dr Peter Bartsch of Lenzing will speak about the role of Lenzing fibres in this connection. Finally, Professor Hans-Günter Hloch of the Wfk Cleaning Technology Institute will talk about ‘Water and heat recycling in laundries – opportunities and limits’.

VDMA: Industry 4.0

Much progress has been made with respect to the automation of processes in the modern textile-care sector. The complete interconnection of data and processes in the sense of Industry 4.0 promises a further increase in efficiency. Under the Chairmanship of Elgar Straub, VDMA Garment and Leather Technology, the fourth day of Texcare Forum will revolve around the subject of ‘Industry 4.0 – leading textile care into an innovative future’. Thus, Günter Veit of Veit will offer an answer to the question, how processes in the textile-care business can be automated? In the lecture by Gerda Jank of Jensen, participants will learn how the ´Triple P’ approach is improving sustainability in industrial laundries. She will be followed by Riccardo Mazzolini of Datamars who will explain the benefits of using RFID in laundries. Finally, Matthias Schäfer of Herbert Kannegiesser will describe tomorrow’s smart laundry.

The complete programme of the Texcare Forum can be found at the following link.


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