TCL 10

The Tenth International Conference on Textile Coating and Laminating

9-10 October 2000, Lyon, France

Tentative Program Agenda


Monday, 9 October


Opening Remarks

    Lew Bass, Vice President, Program Division, Technomic Publishing Co., Lancaster, PA, USA and Basel, Switzerland

    William C. (Bill) Smith, Conference Director, Editor-In-Chief, The Journal of Industrial Textiles and President, Industrial Textile Associates, Greer, SC, USA

Session 1: Testing-Analysis

Moderator, Roshan Shishoo, Managing Director, IFP Research AB, The Swedish Institute For Fibre And Polymer Research, Sweden.


Biaxial Testing of PVC Coated Polyester Fabrics, Failure-Material Structures Relationship.

    Patrice HAMELIN (S), co-authors Catherine SZOSTKIEWICZ, L2M - Université Lyon 1 France, and Philippe MAILLER, Guy NEMOZ, Institut Textile de France, Lyon, France.

    Creep, tearing and tensile rupture are followed and carried out during biaxial testing of membrane. The structures of the materials can explain the crack propagation during these stresses in combination with aging parameters.

Characterisation of the Tearing Behaviour of Coated Fabrics

    Torbjörn Dartman IFP Research AB, Mölndal, Sweden.

    The failure mechanism of some coated fabrics under both static and dynamic loading conditions have been studied at IFP. The damage tolerance for different fabric substrates consisting of woven, knitted and DOS-structures have been compared. New methodologies for measuring the initial tear strength have been developed.

New Developments and Techniques in Accelerated Age Testing of Coated Fabrics.

    Thomas STEGMAIER (S), Technical Textiles, co-authors Werner GÜNDISCH and Volkmar v. ARNIM, ITV Denkendorf, Denkendorf, Germany.

    With longer product life cycles, there is a greater need for reliable and fast methods of testing. New equipment has been developed for simulating important environmental stress parameters with special emphasis on combining many aging relevant variables into one tool. Technical details and results of a variety of parameters on coated fabrics will be presented.

Pore Structure Characterization of Coatings and Substrates in Laminated Textiles.

    Krishna GUPTA (S), President, co-author Akshaya JENA, Porous Materials, Inc., Ithaca, NY, USA.

Requirements for Ecologically Friendly Products.

    Karen KYLLO, Director Global Textile Services, ACTS Testing Labs, Buffalo, NY, USA.

Session 2: Processing Technology and Techniques

    Moderator: Frans Goossens, Marketing Director, Reichhold Chemicals, The Netherlands


Hot Melt Coating and Laminating with New Screen Coating Technology.

    Kees Kruf, Area Sales Manager, Stork Brabant, Boxmeer, The Netherlands.

    Directions of development of hot melt laminating technology will be presented, along with descriptions of hot melt technologies, laminating technologies and possible line configurations.

Multi Roller Hot Melt Coating Technique. A New Approach for Textile Coating and Laminating.

    Klaus SCHNERRING, General Sales Manager, LACOM, Laucheim, Germany.

    A new hot melt coating technology will be presented; a modification of the multi-roller technique used for pressure-sensitive narrow tapes, for full-width application to range of substrates. Coating weights from 5 gm/m2 to 300 gm/m2 are possible. High speed lamination can be achieved, along with energy savings, less space requirements, and environmental advantages.

A Different Perspective on Laminating Technology.

    J. H. MASSELINK, Commercial Director, Klieverik Heli B.V., Oldenzaal, The Netherlands.

    A new eco-friendly laminating technology will be presented that is an attractive alternative to other forms of lamination. Information will include the background as to why this technology was developed, explanation of the concept, supported by visual images, sample material, and calculations.

SSessione 3: Tecnologia e tecniche dei materiali

    Moderator: Mike Hall, Senior Lecturer, Bolton Institute, UK.

From Paper to Textile: A Breakthrough in Coating Technology.

    Pierre CHAZEY (S), Links Conseil France; Shiro KANEKO, STG, Japan.

    The curtain coating concept in photographic film industry in the 70's yields high quality and process improvement through multi layer coating. Micro-encapsulation technology solves many coating problems for high value coated papers. A look at the keys to successful curtain coating process and its potential for coating in the technical textile industry

New Fabrics For Coated Fabric Substrates.

    Martine AUBRY, Tissus Techniques de Trévoux, France.

Polyurethane Coating - Today and Tomorrow.

    John DAMEWOOD, Senior Chemist, Reeves Brothers, Spartanburg, SC, USA.

    Coating with polyurethanes is widespread and is a staple in many areas. A look at the chemistry involved, but with an emphasis on how the industry has evolved, where it is today, and some of the new techniques and materials that will impact PUR coatings of the future.

Tuesday, 10 October

Session 4: Technology and Techniques - New Ideas.

    Moderator: Guy Nemoz, Director, Textile Institute of France, France.


Factorial Analysis of Coating Parameters.

    Phil DAVIES, Bolton Institute, Bolton, UK.

High Performance Cotton Through Encapsulation.

    Randy MEIROWITZ, VP Technical, Nextec Applications, Vista, CA, USA.

    A special process creates a product that fulfills the promise of cotton material, one that maintains the feel of cotton but with performance and protection properties like synthetics. Durable properties include stain impermeability, wind and water barriers, low moisture absorption and increased fabric life due to excellent abrasion, fraying, and snag resistance.

The Highs and Lows of Coated and Laminated Temperature Regulated Fabrics.

    Monte MAGILL, Director Product Development, Outlast Technologies, Vista, CA USA.

    Temperature regulating phase-change material research began in the USA nearly 15 years ago under space and defense sponsorship. Where has the technology evolved? This presentation reviews the current status, the technical basis and concepts of these textiles, their testing, performance, and limitations.

Alternative Applications of Coated Textile Substrates.

    Soccorso Nino GAETA, SEPAREM S.P.A., Biella, Italy.

    Innovative uses of specially coated fabrics in textile and non-textile, state-of-the-art applications. Presentation based on several Italian and European research programs on microporous membranes prepared by phase inversion by coagulation for uses in clothing, the automobile industry, buildings, food storage, and other demanding applications.

Fabric Coating Technology: The Present & The Future.

    Roshann SHISHOO, Managing Director, IFP Research - Swedish Institute for Fibre and Polymer Research, Mölndal, Sweden.

    Recent developments regarding technology for production of coated fabrics, such as advances in the use of functional polymers, fiber and fabric production, and coating techniques. Also, a futuristic view on novel developments in coating technology based on the innovations in a number of areas such as fibers, yarns and fabrics, machinery, environmental, cost, and demand.

Session 5: Specialty Market Techniques.

    Moderator: Rita Hindle, TCE Consulting Services, USA.


The Development of New Flame Retardant Back-Coatings With Low Smoke and Toxic Gas Emissions.

    Mike HALL, Senior Lecturer, Bolton Institute, Bolton, UK.

Recommendations for Textile Membranes in Architecture.

    J.P. BIGER (S), co-author R.J. BAEGERT, Bureau Veritas, France.

Coated and Laminated Sail Cloth Technology.

    Bryan DOYLE, Independent Consultant to Sail Cloth Industry, Amherst, MA, USA.

    Coating and lamination to films are important techniques used to make materials with specific stretch resistance properties to control the shape of sails. Sailcloth is a good place for companies to try out new technology. A look at current technology and ideas for the future. Can other demanding applications utilize this technology?

Coating or Laminating Techniques for Truck Tarpaulins: Factors In Choosing.

    Thomas KOLBUSCH, Sales and Distribution Manager, Coatema Engineering, Neuss, Germany.

    A comparison of application methods for producing truck tarpaulin materials, advantages and disadvantages of each, research on altering properties, and cost comparisons. An optimized production line can aid in solving some of the problems.

Recycling of PVC coated textiles: A new source of technical materials.

    Jean-Luc PERILLON (S), Eric Bourbon, FERRARI S.A., La Tour du Pin, France.

    A new technology has been developed to recycle and reuse post consumer PVC coated fabrics. This process yields powdered plasticised PVC (PP-PVC) and fibers. The PP-PVC is a new material which has been tested in extrusion application in comparison with virgin material. The fibers have been introduced in nonwoven textiles and their properties evaluated.

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