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Techtextil North America 2019

Raleigh Convention Center, Raleigh, North Carolina
Feb 26 - Feb 28, 2019


Techtextil North America assembles all vertical aspects of the technical textile industry: from research and development, through raw materials and production processes and finally ending in conversion, further treatment, and recycling.

What you can expect at Techtextil North America:

Innovation: Utilizing partnerships with academic programs, research institutions and industry associations, Techtextil North America has cultivated an environment that encourages innovation through the sharing of ideas and collaboration among industry leaders.

New business: With exhibiting companies from across the technical textile and nonwovens sectors, international media outlets and pavilions representing top contributors to the global textile industry, both visitors and exhibitors alike gain unparalleled exposure to new business opportunities and potential partnerships.

Diverse product groups: The product groups at Techtextil North America represent the entire value-added chain in the technical textiles and nonwovens sectors.

Education: Expand your expertise and gain a competitive edge by signing up for the Techtextil North America Symposium, with educational sessions led by industry and academic subject matter experts. 


Feb 26   

8:00 am - 9:30 am | Personal Protection in Hazardous Environments with Textiles

Occupational and environmental hazards are a constant threat to those in active and demanding roles where often times clothing and textiles are the primary means of personal protection.  When it comes to the development and the end use of protective and safety textiles, many variables come into consideration such as new materials, innovation, research, and evaluation. This session will cover topics that are applicable to the product development, performance, and evaluation of these specialty textiles and the importance of protecting the wearer.

10:00 am - 11:30 am | Advances in Medical Textile Applications

Medical is one of the largest categories within technical textiles with a broad range of applications. But what are the specific steps to developing a new technology and what challenges do those involved face? In this session, we will provide unique perspectives - from surgical to materials and engineering, marketing and regulation - on how a medical textile goes from concept to launch.

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm | Textiles in Aerospace Applications

Advanced fabrics are used for many critical applications in vehicles that travel in our atmosphere and beyond. This session will cover topics including textile composites, vehicle interiors, safety products and life support systems.


Feb 27   

8:00 am - 9:30 am | The Smart Textile Ecosystem

While smart textile provides the opportunity for high value-added textile products, it can include entering into a complex ecosystem.  In this session, you will hear from smart textile companies at various sizes (startup to large companies) in how they engage with their ecosystem.

10:00 am - 11:30 am | Fiber Innovation: From Concept to Commercialization

Find out what it takes to commercialize an innovative fiber in this interactive session. Listen to speakers as they share their experiences in the journey of progressing from an idea to an end product. 

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm | New Developments in Nonwovens

This session will focus on new and emerging technologies in nonwovens manufacturing and product development. We will also focus on macro trends faced by the Nonwovens industry.

Feb 28   

9:30 am - 11:00 am | Industry 4.0: Moving Beyond Smart Manufacturing to a Smart Textile Supply Chain

Industry 4.0 has been touted as the fourth generation of the industrial revolution which represents the potential digital transformation of the textile value chain. These cyber-physical systems monitor physical systems via sensors and the internet of things as well as utilize digital twins and data analytics to make decentralized decisions that optimize the entire system.   The panel session of academics and industry personnel will discuss the barriers, solutions, and current trends of automation and data exchange (e.g., blockchain technology) in moving towards a smart textile supply chain.

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