Lucie Wenmakers, Business Development Manager at Brightlands Chemelot Campus. She has studied Polymer Material Science at the University of Twente in The Netherlands and has completed a postdoc diploma in Marketing & Business Administration. She started her professional career at DSM Research, in the thermoplastic composite development lab, at the end of the 1980s.Continue reading “Lucie Wenmakers, Moderator Round Table Discussion”
A presentation by Nicolas Prophte, VP Sourcing , Production & Innovation Denim , Tommy Hilfiger Europe.
Tommy Hilfiger is on a mission to create fashion that ‘Wastes Nothing and Welcomes All’. Today, the world faces some of the biggest challenges yet – from climate change and resource scarcity to inequality and prejudice.Continue reading “Responsible Denim Innovation Tommy Hilfiger Europe”
A presentation by Reg Nelemans, Founder and Owner, FashionPower.
Garment industry is the second most polluting industry in the world, mainly because of the dyeing process. Why do so few people care about this?Continue reading “Sustainable Sport and Outdoor wear for Every Body”
A duo presentation by Hans Bon, entrepeneur, Wieland Textiles and Maurits Vandeputte, Project Manager, Valvan Baling Systems NV.
.Fibersort is a revolutionary technology that can sort textiles based on fiber, color and structure composition. The technology enables the sorting on big scale of textiles to transform a waste fraction to a feedstock for recycling processes.
A duo presentation by Maurits Vandeputte, Project Manager, Valvan Baling Systems NV. and Hans Bon, entrepeneur, Wieland Textiles.
Fibersort is a revolutionary technology that can sort textiles based on fiber, color and structure composition. The technology enables the sorting on big scale of textiles to transform a waste fraction to a feedstock for recycling processes.
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.Continue reading “Development of an ecological, high performance Durable Water Repellent (DWR) coating”
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.Continue reading “State of the art in sustainable fibre technology”
Presented by Paul Habets, Director Marketing and Sales at Fibrant.
Polyamide 6 (PA6) is one of the most versatile engineering plastics in our society and widely used for many good reasons. Due to its high strength, impact performance at a wide temperature range, PA6 can be used in many high performance parts.Continue reading “Latest developments in Carbon Footprint performance of Polyamide 6”
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.Continue reading “Closing the loop on plastic fiber waste”
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.Continue reading “Textiles recycling in Europe’s circular economy”