CENTEXBEL: International Conference on Biobased Textiles & Plastics - 19 March 2015

Biobased thermoplastics play an increasingly important role in the European plastics industry. Each year, the growth in volumes of produced biopolymers exceeds 10%. New applications are being developed continuously, with ever increasing demands on mechanical properties, durability and additional functionality. The conference will identify the main changes and trends in the field of biobased materials for textiles and plastics, and provide a comprehensive update of all aspects for commercial applications. The focus will be on durable and demanding applications. More information: 


ITA: Textile simulation for automotive interior development 

Prototype production takes most time during interior textiles development. The AIC project aims at decreasing the development time. For that reason a simulative based calculation of material properties like acoustic damping and heat conductivity is performed in the project. Scope of this fast product development are different single- and multilayer textile structures. As part of the validation the textile structures are also determined using micro-computed tomography. The CT data is loaded into the simulation software Geodict, which calculates the properties. A match of simulated and measured results is present, and the simulation is available for further research at the ITA. More information:


STFI: Re-Functionalisation of PPE

The European project WASH&LOAD (Enabling an innovative and affordable multi-functionality loading service for functional protective clothing that leverage on the textile service companies while increasing safety for the operators) was successfully concluded in October 2014.

Within the 3-year project, financed by the EC within FP7, research and industrial partners from 4 European countries under the coordination of D’Appolonia SpA (IT) developed a product-service concept able to monitor PPE along the life cycle and to reload exhausted functionalities during the cleaning and care processes. One of the main product results is the Life Cycle Monitoring web tool controlling the re-functionalisation process and the product quality. For its active cooperation in the project, STFI was awarded an “Award of Excellence” by CINET, the International Committee of Textile Care. 
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15th Autex 2015 World Textile Conference - abstracts submission 

15th Autex 2015 World Textile Conference, AUTEX 2015, will be organized in Bucharest, Romania, on 10-12 June 2015, by the the “Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University of Iași, Faculty of Textiles, Leather and Industrial Management. 

The AUTEX conference is already a brand in the field of textile research and it is rapidly becoming the most wanted occasion for the international community to present their research and interact with other top researchers, scientists, students and industry. The Conference will focus on the most relevant topics and issues of the European and global science in the field of textile materials, technologies, fashion, design, management and marketing. Abstracts submission is open from 10 December 2014 until 31 January 2015.

For further information on the Conference topics, deadlines and online submission, please visit


UNITEX: 5th World Carpet Congress 

Bridging the Gap between Creativity and Functionality. 

Carpets and textile floor coverings are ideal products for a perfect match between creativity (read: design, colours, structure, materials, corresponding services) and functionality (noise insulation, safety, thermal resistance, air quality and many more).

Therefore, the congress will focus on different application areas for carpets and rugs, including outdoor/landscaping, transport, office and will invite keynote speakers from consumer organisations, in order to offer a complete picture of the carpet business. Organizers: UNITEX, Fedustria, Centexbel, HoGent.

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