Experts from industry and research reported on research results and marketable textile innovations in the fields of high-performance fibers, fiber composites, medical textiles, functionalization and textile machine construction at this year’s ADD ITC. Held as a digital event this year the Aachen-Dresden-Denkendorf International Textile Conference (ADD ITC) took place from November 9-10, 2021. 360 participants from 25 countries and 4 continents took the opportunity to participate.
More than 60 lectures in plenary sessions and 3 parallel sessions were on the program. The topics of the conference focused on the upheavals that the textile industry has to cope with due to the digital transformation and the requirements of a sustainable circular economy. Whether mobility with fiber composites, architecture with modern building materials or smart textiles for everyday work, health or for new extraordinary sports - there is hardly any area of life where high-tech textiles do not contribute to solving future challenges.
The conference program was complemented by a virtual exhibition of companies and institutes as well as more than 100 scientific posters. 3 of the poster presentations were awarded the Best Poster Award of the ADD ITC 2021.
The next ADD ITC will again be held as a face-to-face event on December 1-2, 2022, in Aachen/Germany.