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KORNIT EXPERIENCE TOUR ON 14 OCTOBER

Delegates to Textile Printing & Sustainability 2024 are invited to a Kornit Experience tour on 14 October 2024. Join a tour and visit Kornit's new Experience Center in Düsseldorf. You will witness Kornit’s various solutions for markets such as fashion, home décor, sportswear, and customised design. Meet experts and get familiar with technology and innovation. All interested will be picked up at the Radisson hotel at 16:30 and brought back afterwards.

09:00 am

TABLETOP NETWORKING WITH COFFEE

09:00 am

10:00 am

CONFERENCE INTRODUCTION

Peter Buttiens, Thomas Poetz, ESMA

10:30 am

KEYNOTE: SAFE AND SUSTAINABLE CHEMISTRY AND DIGITAL PRODUCT PASSPORT

Dr Daniel Waterkamp, bluesign

10:30 am

11:00 am

KEYNOTE: ECODESIGN FOR SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTS REGULATION

Andreas Bayer, Tegewa

11:30 am

TECHNOLOGY AND SOLUTIONS: INKS AND CHEMISTRY

OPPORTUNITIES FOR PIGMENT INKS IN THE DEMANDING DIGITAL TEXTILE MARKET AND TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENTS
Fujifilm Ink Solutions

EMPOWERING SUSTAINABILITY: BRENNTAG’S ROLE IN SAFER AND SUSTAINABLE TEXTILE PRINTING INNOVATION
This presentation demonstrates the role of Brenntag as distributor and vital partner in supporting the textile printing industry towards a more sustainable future. By focusing on four key sustainability areas we highlight how our curated selection of low-carbon materials directly contributes to reducing the industry’s reliance on fossil fuels. In addition, our commitment to providing safer alternatives to hazardous substances ensures both consumer safety and environmental protection. Our unique position as a circular economy matchmaker enables us to connect different sectors within the industry, facilitating a seamless transition towards more sustainable practices. Lastly, our CO2 management services offer tailored solutions for companies looking to minimize their carbon footprint. This presentation underscores the Brenntag’s crucial role in not only supplying innovative products and services but also in offering the support and expertise necessary for the textile printing industry to achieve its sustainability goals. Join us to discover how we can work together to forge a safer, more sustainable future.
Annika Herbst, Brenntag

NEXT GENERATION RAPID LOW CURING SYSTEM
In this presentation, a groundbreaking solution to three pivotal challenges in plastisol ink technology is unveiled: chemistry, application, and analytical hurdles. The industry is revolutionised by the achievement of rapid curing at low temperatures with minimal dwell time. The innovative system combines a unique blend of low temperature curing resins. A novel rheometry test method for precise cure level determination is introduced, alongside comprehensive application testing using a meticulously designed experiment. Efficiency and performance in plastisol ink curing are redefined in this endeavour.
Tristan van Vuuren, Avient

11:30 am

12:30 pm

TABLETOP NETWORKING WITH LUNCH

14:30 pm

KEYNOTE: POLYSACCHARIDE-BASED SCREEN PRINTING INKS

Innovations are essential for the development of a modern circular economy. The ‘PiColor’ and ‘PiColor Spin-off’ project focusses on the investigation and development of environmental friendly, sustainable and biodegradable screen printing inks coloured with plant-based pigments for textile and paper printing. The greatest challenge is to expand the available colour range with inks having good light and wash fastness, optimal shear behaviour, mechanical properties and good adhesion. Cooperations with industrial partners enable the development of inks that comply industrial requirements. Meanwhile, promising results are achieved, which give the opportunity to create products with lower fastness requirements, such as bags and packaging.
Dr Judith Deriu, University of Innsbruck

14:30 pm

15:00 pm

KEYNOTE: TBA

15:30 pm

TECHNOLOGY AND SOLUTIONS: INKS AND CHEMISTRY

JOURNEY TO SUSTAINABLE CARBON BLACK PIGMENTS FOR PRINTING SYSTEMS
Versatile approaches are available delivering sustainable carbon black pigment solutions to the printing ink world. Sustainability-linked projects in carbon black operations, e.g., decarbonisation, circular economy and especially R&D activities oriented on the need to significantly reduce CO2 emissions are running to improve yield and efficiency by use of alternative feedstocks, fuels and production technologies. The presentation reflects the newest progresses for sustainable carbon black solutions based on renewable sources as well as recycled carbon blacks prepared by tire pyrolysis oils derived from end-of-life tires.
Thomas Weprich, Orion

SUSTAINABLE AQUEOUS WHITE PIGMENT CONCENTRATE FOR PRINTING APPLICATIONS
The share of digital printing technologies is significantly increasing with double digit growth numbers. There is an increasing necessity for white TiO2 pigments, primarily in textile and packaging applications. Especially in DTG and DTF textile applications, printing white based on KRONOS 9900 exhibits highest opacity and whiteness on dark substrates. The pigment dispersion was developed to fulfill the highest level of technical requirements, a short filtration time and excellent storage stability. The unique manufacturing process of K9900 contributes to an overall energy reduction compared to regular available titanium dioxides. It is also TMP/TME-free. This facilitates the use in inks which must comply to Swiss Ordinance and Nestle Guidance.
Jürgen Bender, Alexander Krause, Kronos

TBA

15:30 pm

16:30 pm

TABLETOP NETWORKING WITH COFFEE

17:15 pm

TECHNOLOGY AND SOLUTIONS: LATEST RESEARCH

NEW SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS IN TEXTILE PRINTING USING PHA AND PLA BASED INKS
This presentation showcases two cutting-edge solutions to use biopolymers as printing inks on textiles: a novel plastisol type of PHA ink and a water-based dispersion of PLA. These bio-inks offer not only technical advancements, but also pave the way for a greener future in textile production. From their formulation to practical applications, we explore how these materials embody the future of textiles, offering biodegradability, minimizing microplastics, and reducing environmental footprint. Join us on a journey through the colorful possibilities and responsible practices of textile printing with PHA and PLA inks.
Brecht Demedts, Centexbel

TBA

TBA

17:15 pm

18:30 pm

NETWORKING RECEPTION

08:30 am

TABLETOP NETWORKING

08:30 am

09:00 am

KEYNOTE: NAVIGATING THE FUTURE OF PRINT – TEXTILES AND DECORATIVE SURFACES: MARKET SHIFTS, TECHNOLOGIES AND APPLICATIONS

Technology is advancing at pace, and with each innovation, iteration and scientific advance the industry continues to shift (or lurch) forward towards a digital future. Let’s take a deep dive into the latest disruptive technologies and the shifting behaviours that will force a seismic rewire of the textile and surface decoration marketplaces. Focussing on the transformative impact of technology for markets, manufacturers and consumer behaviours across the supply chain – we will explore the vendor chain from design to production and hope to fuse and evoke and consciously spotlight the necessary strategic global partnerships that must be enabled if we are to build and implement a seamless, circular digital textile industry.
Debbie McKeegan, Texintel

09:30 am

KEYNOTE: TBA

09:30 am

10:00 am

TECHNOLOGY AND SOLUTIONS: HARDWARE AND WORKFLOW

FROM TREND TO REALITY IN LESS THAN 30 MINUTES
Samuel Malessa, Kornit

THE CHANGING PARADIGMS IN THE TEXTILE INDUSTRY: FAST FASHION, INDIVIDUALISM AND SUSTAINABILITY
Most of our current economic and individual practices, i.e. our current lifestyles, undermine the prosperity of future generations. Against this background, this presentation will zoom in on the relationship between sustainability, the textile industry, and individualism. This relationship is complex, multifaceted and with various interconnected factors at play. On the one hand, fast fashion often caters to individualistic desires for uniqueness and trendiness. Simultaneously, there is a growing movement towards sustainability that challenges the conventional environmental and social impact of the industry. It becomes clear that individual choices and industry practices have a great influence in creating a balance between expressing personal style and promoting sustainable and ethical practices. This interconnection will be elaborated by focusing on the evolution of the garment industry, consumer behaviour and individualism, social media and influencer culture, the sustainability impact of the garment industry and the changing paradigms in the industry.
Regina Wilhelm, Brother

ENABLE BACKSHORING AND SUSTAINABLE TEXTILE CUSTOMISATION WORKFLOWS THROUGH SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGY
Chris Schowalter, Fiery

11:00 am

TABLETOP NETWORKING WITH COFFEE

11:00 am

11:30 am

KEYNOTE: TBA

12:00 pm

KEYNOTE: TBA

12:00 pm

12:30 pm

TECHNOLOGY AND SOLUTIONS

A NEW VIEW ON SUSTAINABLE DIGITAL TRANSFER TEXTILE PRINTING
Ron Sportel will offer a new perspective on sustainable textile printing with transfer paper. What is really the impact and what are the environmental advantages of sustainability? Can manufacturers contribute to that by leveraging new innovative technologies? Sustainability is not just a single practice; it is a core value shaping products, processes, and company culture. Ron dives into the technical aspects of achieving this in textile printing, focusing on waste reduction, carbon footprint reduction, responsible water usage and on-demand production. Join this thought-provoking presentation on how transfer paper technology can drive a sustainable future in textile printing!
Ron Sportel, Neenah Coldenhove

OEKO-TEX® CERTIFICATES AND PRODUCT LABELS: SHAPING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE IN COLLABORATION WITH DIGITAL PRINTING
Action is required now to shape a sustainable future. What goes in, must come out. Chemicals and dyes used in the digital printing of textiles are not typically food grade quality, nor do they have pharmaceutical purity. Impurities and harmful substances found in textiles, foams, adhesives, prints, metal items and other components of apparel, footwear, and home goods can have a negative impact on worker and consumer health. If chemicals used in production do not remain in or on the product, they are released into the environment during manufacturing or consumer use. Either result can harm humans and ecosystems. This presentation will consider the above in the context of the European Green Claims Directive and combating greenwashing focusing on digital printing.
John Murphy, Hohenstein

TBA

13:30 pm

TABLETOP NETWORKING WITH LUNCH

13:30 pm

15:30 pm

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