Inter Conference on Textile Coating & Laminating :: Nov 15-16/05 :: Atlanta
(Doped-synthetic textile fibers are now more electrically conductive at room
temperature than copper wire, and therefore an immediate logical substitute
for next-gen electric motors. RC)
Atlanta, GA, USA
November 15-16, 2005
The highly praised International Conference on Textile Coating and
Laminating (TCL) returns to Atlanta in 2005 for its landmark 15th year.
Previous Atlanta TCL events have drawn significant numbers, and we expect
TCL15 will be even more successful. TCL14 in Mulhouse, France, October
19/20, 2004, was highly successful, bringing together industry participants
from almost every country in Western Europe, some in Eastern Europe, plus
others from the USA, Israel, Taiwan, India, Canada, and Africa.
The TCL events have proven the critical need for sharing of information and
keeping up to date with industry happenings -- materials, techniques and
processes, and markets -- the core of the the TCL conferences. TCL15 is
being planned to be the best yet; bringing together industry experts to give
you the latest and most accurate information about the textile coating and
laminating industry, one that cuts across every facet of our lives. We have
endorsements and cooperation from leading textile and research institutions,
trade groups, and companies involved in the industry. We will have the
experts, the program, and an ideal location, in the heart of the US South,
near the textile industry and many coaters and laminators, and convenient
access for everyone.
33(0)1 48 74 15 96
ITA (US) 864-292-8121
A few organizations of interest to the industry and conference participants.
The American Association for Textile Chemists and Colorists:
CADA CORPORATE GROUP
Coatings & Composite Materials magazine
The Industrial Fabrics Association International
The industry trade group:
INDUSTRIAL TEXTILE ASSOCIATES - ITA,
the co-sponsor of TCL14,
is a consulting firm specializing in market and market/product development
for technical textiles.
(follow link to Techtextil)
TCL14 Agenda (TCL15 posted soon...)
Specialization and Innovative Technology - To Compete and Prosper
Day 1: October 19 -- Convene at ENSITM
Welcome: Claude Levy-Rueff, Publisher, TUT, Paris, France, Conference
Moderator: William C. Smith, President, Industrial Textile Associates,
Greer, SC, USA, Conference Director
1) Keynote: Standing Still is Going Backwards
Madame Michele Joris-Sioen, CEO Sioen Industries, Ardooie,
8:30 - Session 1: Focus on Flame Retardants and Standards
2) Understanding Flame Retardant Release To The Environment From Backcoated
A R Horrocks, Centre For Materials Research & Innovation,
Bolton Institute, Bolton, UK.
s Drivers exist for the introduction of improved risk assessment
methods in Europe including the European priority-chemical risk assessments
of flame retardants
s A growing legislative burden requires improvements in our
understanding of the fate of flame retardant chemicals and related compounds
in the environment and their potential for release from materials and
consumer products in particular.
s Managing these issues requires a better understanding of the
potential for flame retardant release across their life-cycle from
production to use.
s Recent work will be presented on identifying FR release mechanisms
and the establishing of methods for the measurement of FR release using
experimental protocols that are relevant to various human and environmental
3) Product Stewardship Program To Reduce Emissions Of Two Major Brominated
Flame Retardants Decabromodiphenylether (Deca-BDE) And
Hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD) In Textile Usage.
Jelle Frolich; BSEF (Bromine Science and Environmental Forum)
s BSEF has launched a product stewardship (PS) program for two
major brominated flame retardants Deca-BDE and HBCD both widely used in the
textile industry. The objective of this voluntary industry PS program is to
reduce and fully control emissions on a continuous basis to be in line with
s A plant emission monitoring program was begun covering all known
applications including textile formulating as well as coating. A GFA study
demonstrated that emission control of both products in textile industry is
s Codes of Good Practice have been defined in consultation
with both industry and regulators. These codes describe the best way to
handle, store, and process the products and indicate the best options
forhandling off spec material and waste flows
4) Fire-LCA Model: Furniture Including Polyurethane and Textile As Case
Lein Tange, Eurobrom B.V. DSBG
s In 2000 the Consumer Safety Unit of the UK Department of Trade
and Industry determined the in-place regulations had saved over 1000 lives
and prevented almost 6000 injuries since inception.
s EFRA is interested to see what further consequences this fire
regulation could have on the overall emissions via an LCA study.
s Full scale sofa and room experiments were conducted to
measure the emissions from the fires in order to provide input to the
s The results corroborate previous studies conducted using
the Fire-LCA model
5) Ecological, Halogen-Free and Antimony-Free Flame Retardant Concept For
Inge Norman, Devan Chemicals, Ronse, Belgium
s About 4000 people die and 80,000 injured in Europe every
year in fire or injurious gases caused by a fire.
s Traditional flame retardant products are based on halogens
(bromine, chlorine) and antimony (heavymetal).
s Different European countries have chosen to reject use of
those products instead of giving priority to safety against fire.
s A look at new environmentally friendly, halogen and
antimony free, flame retardant products for textile applications; products
for different textile applications such as mattress ticking, upholstery,
protective clothing, carpet, black-out curtains, and non-wovens.
6) Developments in Halogen Free FR Back Coating for Polypropylene Nonwovens
Carole Magneiz, IFTH (Institut Français Textile Habillement),
Q & A Panel with morning speakers
1:30 - Session 2: Focus on Environmentally Friendly Systems
6) Thermo-Adhesive In Roll Goods : Versatile Solutions
Jean Marc Eberhardt, Protechnic , Cernay cedex, France
s Basics of thermo-adhesives and application techniques
s Existing type of products in roll goods films (cast,
blown, mono layers, multi-layers) webs, nets, and
combined technologies with interests & limits of each form
s Type of raw materials : PO, Copa, Copes, PU, with major
applications and characteristics.
s Basics about necessity of precise technical definition of the
lamination project / Check List
7) Hotmelt Technology: Impact on the industry
Bernd Can, Sales & Marketing, Cavitec, Muenchwilen,
s Hotmelt technology for lamination of textiles, membranes, films, and
foams is gaining acceptance as an alternative to flame lamination.
s An update and discussion of the realistic benefits,
potential with regard to reduction of fogging, recyclability, evironmental
impact, and cost comparisons for how it can impact profits.
8) Advanced Application Systems for Improved Hot Melt Adhesives
Riccardo Arnaboldi, HIP-MITSU, Spresiano, Italy
s Technological advances enable the realization of high
value-added end products using hotmelts and
reactive hotmelts (PUR) with high levels of physical and mechanical
properties, soft hand, breathability and waterproofing.
s Innovative technology in the system include: improved ease
of use; modularity, with possibility of tailoring production capacity;
Several type applications are possible with just one application system
(multi-line, breathable, full coating); easy adhesive changes; very precise
adhesive application, resulting in improved product and less adhesive needed
to obtain omparable results
9) PURevolution: Micro Emission Adhesives
Dr. Claudia Meckel-Jonas, Henkel KGaA, Düsseldorf, Germany
s The product range of polyurethane hotmelts is well
established in a variety of application fields, with textile lamination
being one of many.
s Unique product properties are now accomplished by the
MicroEmissionT (ME) concept.
s The new product range reduces the exposure to monomeric
diisocyanates dramatically, under the premises of exhaust hood and working
security. Due to their low content of Xn monomer, < 0.1%, the ME PUR Hotmelt
adhesives do not have to be labeled as containing them.
s The product properties and advantages will be explained
and the potentiality in textile lamination will be given.
Q & A Panel with afternoon speakers
Networking Reception at Car Museum
Day 2: October 20 - Convene at ENSITM
Moderator: Dr. Guy Nemoz, Research General Secretary, Institut Français
Textile - Habillement, Écully Cedex France
8:30 - Session 3: Focus on Technology
10) New Crossply Technology To Manufacture Unique Substrate
Frans Goossens for Rien van den Aker, Van Wees, Tilburg, The
s Crossply substrates are made of 2 layers of
uni-directional fiber/yarn layers (of single or multiple fibers), positioned
in a 90° angles and laminated together.
s Tear strength is 30 - 40% higher compared to a similar woven fabric
s A single machine's production can replace up to 30
weaving looms, yielding a coated fabric at the end of the process, replacing
weaving and coating in one process step!!
s Typical applications for UD & Crossply substrates:
ballistic vests and door panels for armoring vehicles, sailcloth, airbags,
base fabric for tarpaulins, conveyor belts, propeller blades for windmills,
composite materials for technical end uses and printed circuit boards, road
construction and geotextiles.
11) Identification Of Shear Stiffness For Soft Orthotropic Textile
K . Vysochina, Laboratoire Mécanique Matériaux et Structures
L2MS, Université Claude
Bernard, Lyon I Domaine Scientifique La Doua, Villeurbanne Cedex,
s For inflatable structures, polyester fabrics coated with
PVC, orthotropic materials with a behavior of membrane, are often used.
s The characteristics tests are biaxial tensile tests and
shear in-plane tests allows for evaluating the stiffness terms of soft
s The objective of this work is to propose an identification
procedure of material shear behavior
s The modulus is evaluated by using numerical and
experimental mixed method adapted to the shear test.
12) Galvanic and Electrochemical Surface Treatments and Coatings of Textiles
for Novel Applications
Dr. Andreas Neudeck, TITV, Thuringia-Vogtland Textile Research
s Integration of microelectronic devices in textiles can be useful for
communication and controlling, especially for occupational clothes and
s Textiles are inherent microstructures with fantastic properties, flexible
and much more mechanically stable than foils.
s This presentation provides an overview of promising materials and
composite structures as well as techniques to prepare them on textile
s By using special coating procedures and galvanic baths, the precursor
structure can be electrochemically modified by metals by
electropolymerisation and electrodeposition, and electrochemically
oxidized to provide semiconducting properties.
s First applications of textile substrates structured in this way will be
13) Coating Textile Materials With Inorganic-Organic Hybrid Polymers
Dr. Torsten Textor, Deutsches Textilforschungszentrum
Nord-West e.V. (DTNW), Krefeld, Germany
s Coatings based on inorganic-organic hybrid polymers, derived by the
sol-gel process have an immense potential for creative modifications of
surface properties with an comparatively low technical effort and at
s The coatings often combine properties of organic polymers with those of
s Hybrid polymers are of an enormous interest for textile coatings mainly
for technical textiles, offering the opportunity to produce very hard but
flexible coatings, especially by filling or modifying the networks with
s Approaches to modify such coatings by various inorganic or organic
substances achieve a huge number of additional desired functionalities, e.g.
wear-resistance, water and/or oil repellence, certain barrier properties,
hardness, UV-protection or colour.
s Exemplarily modifications for ballistic fabrics are presented yielding an
14) Applying Thin Coating Layers By Means of Advanced Nanotechnology
Dirk-Jan Wessels, TNO Industrie, Textile Department, Enschede,
s Fluctuating pore size distributions (macro to nanopores) have strong
influence on results of applying
finishing chemicals on textile materials.
s Different chemical systems and application technologies (nano dispersions,
sol-gel, plasma) have been studied.
s Pre-treatment application results have given insight into how to achieve
a more uniformly finished textile material.
s Improved properties and new product performances are possible: improved
bonding, printing properties, coating
properties, and self cleaning.
Q & A Panel with morning speaker
1:30 - Session 4 - Focus on Techniques and Markets:
15) Impregnation of Fibrous Structures By Powders Using an Alternative
Samuel Mathieu (Fibroline France ); Laurence Caramaro (IFTH), France
s For many applications, textile material need to be impregnated with active
s Impregnation by liquids (successive baths, then drying) is most widely
used but is energy intensive, polluting, and large consumer of raw material.
s The new process jointly developed by Fibroline and IFTH solves many of
s The process consists of depositing dry powder to be impregnated on the
surface of the textile, followed by a treatment in an alternative strong
electric field, which leads to a homogeneous distribution of the powder
within the textile matrix.
s This innovative process is economical, with reductions in energy
consumption, use of raw materials, improved recyclability and even increased
productivity, as well as being more ecologically friendly.
16) New Coating Methods and Coating Materials Under The Aspect Of
Andrea Glawe, Marketing Manager, Coatema, Neuss, Germany
s Different finishing and methods for producing technical
textiles represent an increasing market, especially in the fields of
protective clothing, so-called "smart textiles", as well as
s Many technical areas involve several variations of coated
s Many new developments involve special coating materials
such as dispersion systems and high solids, or new hotmelt systems like
moisture or UV cross-linking products.
s The main target is to achieve additional by coating or
s This presentation shall show new trends in research and
development of coating products under the aspect of environmental issues.
s Advanced technologies for new innovative products, such as
nanotechnology, sol-gel technology and the application of new coating
materials such as high-solid products and new dispersion systems for the
production of routine apparel, but especially for protective clothing and
fluorocarbon materials for medical applications.
17) Infrared Heat for textile finishing - A new approach
Joerg Eckert , Industrial Process-Technology , Sales Project
management , Heraeus Noblelight GmbH, Kleinostheim Germany
s For textile finishing processes infrared treatment is a
well known heating technology.
s Carbon infrared emitters (CIRÒ) have been developed that
combine the useful medium wave IR radiation with high power, easy handling
and short reaction time.
s CIR solves heating processes like laminating, coating,
s CIR helps to save costs by increasing production speed and
by reducing installation effort.
18) A North American Perspective on Coating and Laminating
William C. Smith, Industrial Textile Associates, Greer, SC, USA
s Dynamics of a vital and diverse industry, the world's largest
s Shifts in markets and trends
s The impact of China and WTO on the North American market
s Competing in a difficult market
Q & A Panel with afternoon speakers