DAY 1 - Thursday 15 September 2016

8h15 Registration

8h45 Opening of Congress - Chairman M. Vervaeke - Fedustria  (BE)

Session 1 9h00 - 12h30

1. Movements of the global textile industry and its impact on manufacturers and suppliers, E. Hopmann – Dystar (DE)

2. The digital factory of the future, G. Koele – TenCate (Nl)

3. Whether digital or analog, the press is a small part of the printing business, S. Knight – ESMA (UK)

4. The Digital Printing Switch: turning the company bottleneck into a competitive advantage and growth engine, D. Segers - Bioracer (BE)


Coffee break 


5.  The importance of a corporate color strategy – B. Van Tigchelt – Color Passport  (BE)

6. Sustainability in digital textile printing, J. Lindahl – Spgprints (Nl)

7. The interaction of priming, inks and post-treatment in textile digital printing - connecting colours with DIAMONTEX-   

     system, O. Garcia, A. Schoenfeld – Zschimmer & Schwarz (DE)

8. One step wide and double sided printing and fixation for interior textiles and apparel, J. Kramers – Hollanders (Nl)

Lunch 12h30-14h00

Session 2 14h00 h - 18h00

Chairman M. Vervaeke - Fedustria  (BE)

1. Jettex® 4.0 – Innovative coloration concepts for the digital textile printing industry, M. Dorer – Dystar (DE)

2. Digital printing, coating and functionalisation for special applications, T. Naschberger – Zimmer (AU)

3. New ink jet inks for textile and their impact on improving production process, C. Bulliard – Sensient (CH)

4.One pigment inkjet ink for all surfaces – T. Poetz – Bordeaux (DE)


Coffee break 


5. Inkpresso®, a revolutionary ink concept for digital textile printing, H. Skhara– ARCHROMA (FR) 

6. The influence of textile characteristics and chemical pre-treatment on printing quality in inkjet printing, R. Schneider – ITCF (DE)

7. Industrial direct garment printing paving the way for profitable mass customization, O. Kulka - Kornit (IL)

8. Dye sublimation-transfer printing: where textiles, paper, ink and machinery harmonise and create your success or failure, J. Selfhout – Klieverik (NL)

9. Size matters – A. De Raeve – University College Ghent (BE)

Walking Dinner 18h00 - 22h00 - Belgian food and special beers (included in registration fee)

DAY 2 - Friday 16 September 2016

Session 3 8h45 - 13h00

Chairman: Jan Laperre - Centexbel

1. Eco-efficiency increase in textile printing processes by offering a reliable compact solution for digital pigment printing on textiles, M. Korger, C. Steinem, M. Rabe, J. Rees – Hochschule Niederrhein – Multiplot (DE)

2. Dynamic Wetting Test: Does wetting velocity and dye affinity evaluate the quality of the pre-treatment and final digital prints on textiles?, A. Neudeck, TITV (DE)

3. Instantaneous drying of textile printing processes with AdphosNIR®-Technology, Kai K. O. Bär - Adpohos (DE)

4. New digital technologies for the application of functional materials to textiles, A. Hudd – Alchemie (UK)

5. Smart textiles and digital printing of electroconductive inks, D. Schmelzeisen- ITA (DE)


Coffee break


6. Digital printing, finishing/coating with waterborne and UV-curable inks, M. Van Parys – UNITEX (BE)

7. New business models driven by digitalisation for a sustainable textile and clothing industry, D. Stellmach – DITF (DE)

8. consumer-oriented ICT solutions for creative SMEs, providing art in bespoke fashion, M. Byvoet –    Bivolino (BE)

9. Emerging market for digital direct printing on 3D objects with complex shapes, P. Giraud - Solstice; N. Peytour - IST - France (FR)

10. 3D-Printing on textiles as a new tool for customized fabrics, K. Deleersnyder – Centexbel  (BE)

CLOSURE – M. Van Parys 12h50

Lunch 13h00