2013 Techtextil and Avantex Symposiums: Call for papers
20th August 2012, Frankfurt
Experts wishing to give a lecture at the symposiums during Techtextil in Frankfurt, the international trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens being held from 11 to 13 June 2013, are invited by the organisers to submit their manuscripts. The deadline for receipt of the manuscripts is 31 October 2012.
Organisers say that worldwide, demand and expectations for technical textiles and functional apparel textiles are growing, which means there is a great need for topical information and an active, cross sector dialogue.
Thus, the aim of both symposiums is to generate new impulses for the sectors covered, to boost interdisciplinary communication and to disseminate information about the latest developments and potential applications.
The Techtextil Symposium revolves around new developments, trends and potential applications covering the spectrum from technical textiles and nonwovens, via technology and finishing, to new products. At the coming symposium, particular attention will be paid to lightweight constructions, sustainability, (multi-) functionality and corresponding examples.
Current developments and trends for functional and innovative apparel textiles improve not only the properties and, therefore, the areas of application for garments but also make new kinds of apparel possible. In this connection, Avantex Symposium offers topical information about materials, trends and new products. The focus of the coming symposium will be on (multi-) functionality and protection.
At the two symposiums, a variety of subjects will be covered within the framework of lecture blocks.
The following themes are planned for the Techtextil Symposium:
1. Requirements and chances from the user’s point of view
2. High-performance textiles with nano-technology
3. Sustainable textile technology
4. New fibres and fibre composites
5. Lightweight constructions using technical textiles
6. The development of sustainable technical textiles
7. Smart textiles with multi-faceted electronic systems
8. Finishing and surface modifications for new and adaptive functions
Lecture proposals on the following subjects are requested for the Avantex Symposium 2013:
1. Personal protection and protective textiles
2. Smart apparel textiles: from the research stage to the product
3. Functional apparel
4. Apparel and electronic systems
Lecture proposals must be in English and should be submitted via the internet at www.techtextil2013.abstract-management.de . The lectures will be selected by the experts of an international programme committee.
Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH
EBU7, Textile Fairs
D-60237 Frankfurt am Main
Telephone +49 69 7575 5869
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With a turnover of € 467.5 million and 1,725 employees worldwide, Messe Frankfurt is Germany’s biggest trade-fair organiser. The Messe Frankfurt Group has a global network of 28 subsidiaries and around 50 international Sales Partners, giving it a presence for its customers in more than 150 countries.
Events ‘made by Messe Frankfurt’ take place at more than 30 locations around the globe. In 2011, Messe Frankfurt organised 101 trade fairs, of which more than half took place outside Germany Messe Frankfurt’s exhibition grounds, featuring 578,000 square metres, are currently home to ten exhibition halls and an adjacent Congress Centre. The company is publicly owned, with the City of Frankfurt holding 60% and the State of Hesse 40%.
For further information, please visit: www.messefrankfurt.com
Author: Billy Hunter