ITMA 2023: Forums on sustainable textile inno...
ITMA 2023

Forums on sustainable textile innovation

(Source: ITMA)
(Source: ITMA)

Two industry forums on nonwovens, and textiles dyes and auxiliaries will be reprised at the ITMA 2023 which will be held in Milan/Italy from June 8-14, 2023. The ITMA Nonwovens Forum and ITMA Textile Colourants and Chemicals Forum will feature renowned experts who will offer insights into current challenges and share ideas on how the textile industry can achieve sustainability by leveraging innovative technologies.
Challenges in the industrial environment also bring with them a wealth of innovation opportunities. The ITMA forums will bring together stakeholders across the entire value chain to review the issues of the day, dialogue, collaborate and ensure that we will have a sustainable future. Delegates can also visit the exhibition to discover new trends and technologies in the sustainability sector.

ITMA Nonwovens Forum
The Nonwovens Forum will feature a keynote presentation by Dr. Bryan Haynes, Technical Director for Global Nonwovens at Kimberly-Clark Corporation (UK). He will speak on the topic “Ready now nonwoven solutions for the global plastics crisis”. In his presentation, he will provide insights into solutions that are commercially available, highlighting Kimberly-Clark’s sustainability journey.
Following the keynote, there will be 2 sessions with presentations by ITMA 2023 exhibitors. The forum will end with a panel discussion on the theme “Leveraging sustainable innovation and digital technology in the nonwoven industry”.
ITMA Textile Colourants and Chemicals Forum
Held since 2011, the Textile Colourants and Chemicals Forum will feature a joint keynote presentation by Prasad Pant, Director, South Asia, ZDHC Foundation and Sophie Mather, Co-Founder and Executive Director, The Microfibre Consortium (TMC).
The presentation “Textile wastewater: addressing microfiber loss during manufacture” focuses on the impact of fiber shedding from clothing during manufacture and consumer use. Microfibers have been flagged as an environmental hazard and the presenters will share the key findings from the joint project by the 2 organizations on fiber fragmentation in wastewater. Through the presentation, they would like to propel various stakeholders to collaborate towards a sustainable manufacturing value chain.
A highlight at the forum is the panel discussion, Unlocking the Decarbonization Opportunity. The session will map the opportunities for impact reduction and dive into the D(R)YE Factory of the Future Project. The project brings together key players in the industry and several innovators in pretreatment and coloration to validate their technologies.

The Textile Colourants and Chemicals Forum will be held on June 9, 2023, while the Nonwovens Forum will be held on June 10, 2023. Besides ITMA forums, participants can also attend other activities, such as the Innovator Xchange (June 9-13, 2023) and the Innovation Video Showcase which will feature selected videos from exhibitors.

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