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20th April 2011, Orlando

TCL2011 International Conference on Textile Coating and Laminating

TCL2011 International Conference on Textile Coating and Laminating

First announcement and call for papers

International Newsletters has announced that the original and most popular conference on textile coating and laminating is returning to the USA. The venue for the 2011 meeting will be the 4-star Buena Vista Palace Hotel and Spa in Orlando, Florida, on 17-18 November 2011. After the success of the 2010 meeting in Cannes, France, this year's meeting is expected to be eagerly anticipated.

The Conference Chairman will once again be William C (Bill) Smith, Principal, Industrial Textile Associates, USA, who originated and developed the conference series as Editor of the Journal of Coated Fabrics (now the Journal of Industrial Textiles), and most recently has edited a new book on ‘Smart/Intelligent Coating and Laminating’.

International experts will present on topics including:

  • Developments in coating and laminating technology
  • Coating materials
  • End-use applications
  • Testing

Subjects for discussion will include the latest updates on: coatings for flame retardancy, heat resistance, water repellency, weather resistance, and ballistic protection; technologies such as plasma technology, UV curing, infrared treatment and hotmelt systems; and coating materials including nanocoatings, ceramic coatings, silicone coatings and hotmelt coatings, along with smart/intelligent coatings and laminates.


The venue is the Buena Vista Palace Hotel and Spa, a high-quality meeting venue, as well as being very well situated for the various tourist attractions in the region. November in Florida generally has ideal weather with average temperatures of 79°F (high) - 59° F (low) (26-15°C).

Who should attend?

Managing Directors, CEO's, Presidents and other senior managers of companies involved with the textile coating and laminating industry, whether suppliers, processors, or end users.

Technical directors and managers concerned with the latest developments in fibres, fabrics, adhesives, films, polymers, coating and laminating techniques, converting, etc

Marketing directors and managers who need to keep up to date with market developments and the prospects for coated and laminated textiles

Industry analysts and others concerned with the future of the global textiles coating and laminating industry

Sponsorship opportunities are available. See the conference website www.intnews.com/TCL2011 for details

Call for papers

This year’s program will have the theme A Vital Industry Moving Forward – For now and the future.

The core of the program will be presentations by invited experts, but in order to give an opportunity for anyone with exciting and relevant ideas to present to a high-level international audience, a call for papers is being issued for contributions in the following areas, with emphasis on work that will impact the industry, short term as well as the future:

Session 1: The State of the Industry: Talks focused on an overview of the industry covering the depth of the industry, a look at the economic outlook, global developments that will affect industry, environmental and legislation/regulation issues.

Session 2: Techniques and Materials: Presentations that focus on machinery and techniques such as new, more efficient production equipment, adhesive/bonding systems, developments in polymers, plasma and other treatments, and techniques for extreme properties.

Session 3 - Technology for Growth: Topics such as nanotechnology, antimicrobial/antibacterial, smart/intelligent C/L, green technology for coating and laminating, conducting materials, developments in surface modifications, self decontaminating, self-repair, treatments for improved properties, etc.

Session 4: Opportunities: Focused on developing markets and applications such as solar/thermal, fuel cells, medical/biotechnology, extreme materials, leisure, commercial, and "out of this world" potential.

Selection of the papers to be presented will be based on abstracts of 300-500 words. Authors should emphasize new and significant findings/developments.

Abstracts must be received before May 15, 2011

Selected presenters will qualify for a discounted registration rate at the meeting (speaker only). The abstract must include the name, company or other affiliation, telephone number, fax number, e-mail address and mailing address of the speaker and/or the person to whom correspondence about the abstract should be directed.  Only one speaker per presentation will be allowed, though co-authors may be listed.  The speaker for the paper should be underlined. All presentations should be planned to run approximately 25 minutes plus 5 minutes for questions.

Though email submission is preferred, the abstract may also be sent by fax, to:

William C. (Bill) Smith

Symposium Director TCL2011, 110 Shady Creek Court, Greer, SC 29650, USA;

Email: [email protected] ; Phone: 864-236-5631; Fax:1-888-752-1169, to whom all questions should also be addressed.

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