Development of an ecological, high performance Durable Water Repellent (DWR) coating


without compromising on lasting performance, comfort and breathability. A presentation by Theo Verweerden, CEO, Lamoral.

For years, the DWR has relied on fluorocarbon-based treatments that are highly effective and extraordinarily durable. Unfortunately, its by-products are toxic and persist in the environment, a combination that makes it unacceptable despite its excellent performance.

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State of the art in sustainable fibre technology


A presentation by Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Dipl.-Wirt. Ing. Gunnar Seide, Chair for Polymer Engineering, Maastricht University – Aachen Maastricht Institute for Biobased Materials (AMIBM).

Textiles are one of the most important consumer goods and the textile industry is one of the largest and most interconnected industries in the world. Clothing plays a role, but so do technical products such as building materials, reinforcing materials for tyres, medical products, packaging, lightweight materials and much more.

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Closing the loop on plastic fiber waste

Marcel Alberts

by Marcel Alberts, Managing Director, Healix BV

Healix helps breaking the plastic wave by closing the loop on plastic fiber waste. We are the first generation to know we are destroying our planet and the last that can do anything about it. We are convinced it is possible to change our industry for the sake of a more sustainable. During the presentation we will go in detail on the specific projects we are running to close the loop on plastic fiber waste.

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Textiles recycling in Europe’s circular economy


A duo presentation by Luca Loise CEO of Recyclinnova and Sasan Momtazi co-founder.

The textile industry has a growing need to recycle its waste, with particular reference to polyester. European fiber consumption was 3,3 million tons/year, Artificial fibers have increased by 2% while natural fibers have remained unchanged and among Artificial fibers, Polyester fiber is the single-largest-volume fiber used globally, accounting for about 50% of the overall man-made and natural fiber market.

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