International Week of Narrow and Smart Textiles

The International Week of Narrow and Smart Textiles is scheduled from February 19-23, 2018 in Mönchengladbach, Germany

Narrow Fabrics Laboratory and Smart Textiles Laboratory of the Faculty of Textile- and Clothing Technology at Hochschule Niederrhein – University of Applied Sciences invite you to the International Week of narrow and Smart Textiles – February 19-23, 2018, Mönchengladbach, Germany

Why to participate

  • Find new commercial and/or technological partner
  • Find new partners for research projects
  • Initiate cross-border contacts and co-operations
  • Expand your business abroad

Targeted to:

  • Companies
  • Universities
  • R&D Institutions
  • Associations/Agencies
  • Authorities/Governments
  • Consultants
  • Other

Local Organisation Committee

Prof. Dr. Yordan Kyosev, Co-Chairman

Prof. Dr. Anne Schwarz-Pfeifer, Co-Chairman

Priscilla Reiners, M.Sc.

Bianka Pruss, M.Sc.

International Scientific and Organisation Committee

Anne Schwarz-Pfeifer, Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences, Mönchengladbach, Co-Chairman

Bernd Rehrmann, Körting Nachfolger Wilhelm Steeger GmbH & Co. KG, Germany

Christoph Müller, TU-Chemnitz, Germany

Ernst Kuhn, Mageba-Textilmaschinen GmbH & Co. KG, Germany

Janpeter Horn, August Herzog Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG, Germany

Markus Michael, Hochschule Mittweida, Germany

Roland Seidl, Jakob Müller AG, Frick, Swiss

Yordan Kyosev, Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences, Mönchengladbach, Germany – Chairman


– Braiding Patterning Course, 19. February 2018 (AUSGEBUCHT! NO MORE PLACES AVAILABLE! For alternative dates ask the organizer.)

– 3. Mönchengladbach Braiding Colloquium, 20. February 2018

– 2. Mönchengladbach Narrow Weaving Colloquium, 21. February 2018

– 1. Mönchengladbach Smart Textiles Colloquium, 22. February 2018

– 1. Multylayer Weaving Patterning Course, 23. February 2018

and various workshops around the event.

International Matchmaking Event, 20 – 22. February 20-22, 2018, more details are available here


The detailed programme of the international Week of Narrow and Smart Textiles can be had here


More on Workshops can be had here


Registration up to February 16, 2018 can be made here (if space is still available)

Presentations with the newest developments from the Industry, Research and High and Specialist Education will cover the different aspects of the technology, machines, materials, applications and personal development in the area of narrow weaving, braiding and smart textiles.

Meet the leading machinery and fibre producers, researchers, partners, competitors and the persons, who will support your future – our best students.