Save the date: April 20, 2021 – Online Materials 4 Sustainable Fashion Conference

Brightlands Materials of the Future Series announces Online Materials 4 Sustainable Fashion Conference on April 20. The conference proposes to start looking at the apparel industry in a new, circular way, which is necessary since the dramatic changes in the fashion industry during the past decades have an enormous impact on the environment.

Accordingly, the focus topics include:

  • Bio-mass/biobased elastomer technology
  • Sustainable fibers | Sustainable alternatives for dyes and other add-ons
  • Traceability and Transparency in the value chain
  • Design for recycling.

Succeeding in this new circular textile / fashion value chain will likely require materials companies to dramatically re-evaluate how they do business. Instead of the traditional approach of developing a new material, companies have to collaborate across the value chain, from design to full-scale production and reuse / recycling.

The following speakers confirmed their presence (and counting)

  • Sasan Momtazi, founder, Recyclinnova
  • Micke Magnusson, Head Of Commercial, DyeCoo Textile Systems
  • Nicolas Prophte, Vice President Denim Center, PVH corporation (Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Van Heusen, IZOD, ARROW, Speedo, Warner’s and Olga brands)
  • Professor Gunnar Seide, Chair for Polymer Engineering, Faculty of Humanities and Sciences, Aachen-Maastricht Institute for Biobased Materials (AMIBM)

These conferences are organized by Jakajima in cooperation with strategic partner Brightlands Chemelot Campus. For more information about the other conferences during Brightlands Materials of the Future Series, visit www.sustainablematerialsseries.com/

Materials 4 Sustainable Mobility Conference (23 March 2021, ONLINE) focuses on material development for new mobility concepts such as electrification, digitalization, autonomous driving, concepts that will help define the future of mobility. Accordingly, the focus topics include: Ability to embed electronics, lighting and sensing devices | Durability / Cleanability of materials and coatings | Recyclability | Production technologies like Additive Manufacturing and hybrid technologies| Lightweighting. Succeeding in the emerging mobility landscape will likely require materials companies to dramatically re-evaluate how they do business. Instead of the traditional approach of developing a new material, companies have to collaborate across the value chain, from design to full-scale production.

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