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9th ICL International Coating & Laminating Congress

28. September 2017 - 29. September 2017

You are cordially invite you to attend the 9th edition of the Textile Coating & Laminating Congress, the motto is: “Re-invent the Textile Coating and laminating Industry of Tomorrow” from September 28-29, 2017 in Ghent, Belgium

In the last decades too few technological innovations has been realized with little differences in textile coating and laminating processes and chemistry. Most textile processes, including coating are often too empirical and still too dominated by fundamental craftsmanship. Moreover, there is a growing demand for textile products that have been produced using sustainability operations and for producing products closer to the market with shorter lead times, quicker market response and possibility of smaller batch sizes. Modified or new emerging technologies  will  change  and  contribute  to  rethinking/r-­‐inventing  the  production chain, using less chemicals, reducing natural resources (water, energy) smart or local deposition of new functionalities and applying new chemistry (polymers, additives) will revolutionize the actual coating/laminating industry and will create tailored made solutions for customers and end-users and new end-uses.

The  congress  focuses  on  all  you   have  to  know  about  the  state-­‐of-­‐the-­‐art, developments, innovations and  future  prospects  for  the  coating  and  laminating  industry.  Don’t  miss  this  international event!

Venue: 3Square -­‐ Ghent

Rijvisscherstraat 124

9052 Zwijnaarde (Ghent) Belgium




3 Keynote speakers:

  • J-F Gribomont -­ CEO UTEXBEL (BE)
  • J. Tytgat – Prof. Dr. KuLeuven (BE)
  • G. Vermunicht – Director Innovation-­ VETEX (B)

Day 1 – Thursday September 28

8h30 Registration

9h – 12h30 : Session I – chairman: M. Vervaecke – Fedustria (B)

  1. Wake-­‐up Call, J-­‐F Gribomont -­‐ UTEXBEL (B)
  2. Toxicology of hazardous industrial chemicals: protection  and  biomonitoring, J.  Tytgat -­‐ KU  Leuven  (B)
  3. Emerging coating and laminating technologies for the Factory of the Future, M. Van Parys – UNITEX (B)
  4. OC2PUS:  solvent-free polyurethane coated technical textiles, G. Vermunicht -­‐ VETEX – (B)

Coffee break

  1. AdphosNIR  –  NIR-­‐drying technology  for  instantaneous  setting,  drying  and  fixation  of  textile  printing  and  coating applications, K.K.O. Bär –  Adphos Digital Printing  GmbH  (D)
  2. Digital technology for the deposition of  difficult  functional  material  for  technical  textiles,  A.  Hudd – Alchemie Technology  Ltd (UK)
  3. Traversing coating measurement and sensors – Process optimization at its best, M. Lisjak, V. Müller – Pleva GmbH (D)
  4. Environment friendly manufacturing of window fashion materials (e.g. roller blinds,  sun screens),  F.  Goossens – Faitplast (I)

12h30 Lunch

14h-18h – Session II – chairman: S. Verin – Up-Tex (F)

  1. Ecofriendly water and oil repellent and antimicrobial finishes for textiles, D. De Smet -­Centexbel (B)
  2. A real time compounding process system for PU, PVC and latex, A. Schmidt – Hansa Mixer (D)
  3. Performance Polyol ester plasticizer for Plastisol, A. Magnusson – Perstorp  AB  (S)
  4. Silicones for technical textile coatings, M. Bortenschlager, K. Wierer – Wacker AG (D)

Coffee break

  1. Waterbased and reactive  hotmelt  PU  for  technical textile  applications, E. Mori,  D. Dossi -­‐ Novotex Spa  (I)
  2. Powder hot melts for technical textiles, G. Vloedgraven, Dakota (B)
  3. Digital coating technology: digital functionalization, T. Naschberger – Zimmer Maschinenbau GmbH (A)
  4. Textile Spray Finishing – a sustainable solution to significantly reduce the use of water, chemistry and energy, P. Stenflo, Baldwin  Technology  Company  (DK)
  5. Ultra thin Low Pressure Plasma DWR Coatings – Highest performance for lowest environmental footprint  – An answer to REACH restriction on PFOA and PFOS, E. Rogge – Europlasma (B)

18h Walking dinner

Day 2 – Friday September 29

9h-­‐12h45 – Session III – chairman: J. Laperre – Centexbel (B)

  1. Fun2cork: Functional coatings for cork  textiles, J. Silva -­‐ CENTI (P)
  2. Re-Inventing Cool Comfort, A. Carreira – Devan (B)
  3. Energy and light (UV-­‐LED), G. Brieko -­‐ IST Benelux BV (NL)
  4. Irradiation coating (UV-­‐LED-­‐EB): the change from wet to dry processes, M.  Van Parys – TexZeppelin (B)
  5. Waste  air  cleaning  for  the  textile  coating  industry  using  UVC- ozone  technology,  D.  Boettger  – MDS  Prozesstechnik GmbH  (D)

Coffee break

  1. Light-induced anti-microbial textiles with photosensitiser dyes, V. von Arnim DITF-­‐MR (D)
  2. Luminoptex: eluminating textiles, P.  Heyse -­‐ Centexbel  (B)
  3. Graphene  for functionalization  of  advanced  textiles,  B. Wölfling -­‐ Hohenstein  (D), B. Demedts  – Centexbel (B)
  4. Decontamination  and disinfection  of coated and laminated  textiles  with  liquid  CO2,  T. Verminck – Decontex (B)

12h45 Closure 13h Lunch

Congress fees (fees are inclusive VAT -­‐  21  %)

  • UNITEX members:  free
  • Students: EUR 60
  • Academic and research:

EUR 150 – early bird fee until 30.06.2017

EUR 200 – after 30.06.2017

  • Others:

first  participant

EUR 240 – early bird fee until 30.06.2017

EUR 290 – after 30.06.2017


From the second participant of the same company onwards:

 EUR 190 – early bird fee until 30.06.2017

 EUR 240 – after 30.06.2017

All prices include copies congress lectures, lunches (2), reception and walking dinner on Thursday September 28.

Registration (Deadline Sept. 25, 2017) is necessary and can be made online here



28. September 2017
29. September 2017