On November 30 and December 1, 2017, one of the most important conventions for the European technical textile industry, the Aachen-Dresden-Denkendorf-International Textile Conference (ADD ITC) took place in Stuttgart/Germany with about 600 professionals from 28 countries.
Together with this year's partner country USA, the conference was characterized by trend-setting developments and upheavals in textile technology. among other things, the focus was on additive manufacturing methods such as 3D textile printing, as well as smart textiles, which are currently being brought to the forefront by IT companies from the USA as ‘intelligent problem solvers’. Entrepreneurs from the textile and textile-machinery industries presented current developments, products and processes, especially concerning the future fields of mobility and health.
Various German textile research institutes presented their longstanding know-how on these and several other topics. Under the motto “From Idea to Practice” a transfer session presented publicly-funded collaborative programs, in which products and processes were jointly developed by scientists and industry representatives and successfully implemented into the industry. The conference was also supplemented by an exhibition by companies and institutes as well as over 100 scientific posters.
The next edition, the Aachen-Dresden-Denkendorf International Textile Conference 2018 takes place in Aachen on November 29-30, 2018. The overall theme of the conference will be: Turning Fibers into Value.
Experts from the fields of textile technology, chemistry and engineering, medical technology, membrane technology and fiber composites will hold presentations on the following topics:
• comfort and luxury,
• textiles for medicine and health care,
• electro-functionality and sensors,
• high-performance materials,
• fiber technology.
The deadline for abstract submission for the poster presentations is August 31, 2018.