Thursday, November 26, 2009

[ Proceedings of "How to enter technical textiles markets" now available on CDRom.]

How to enter technical textiles markets

Dear S K Ganapathi Rao

I am writing to let you know that the proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on "How to enter technical textiles markets – positioning your company for the recovery" are now available on CD-Rom.

The meeting, held in Edinburgh, UK, in October, featured presentations from experts around the world. The aim of the symposium was to inform participants about the crucial issues facing a company entering or expanding their activities in technical textiles, to update participants on the state and future prospects for world markets, to review the latest market opportunities, and to highlight emerging new technologies. The meeting was well attended and particpants were enthusiastic about the event.

Particularly interesting were the workshop discussion sessions, and I am pleased to say that the full proceedings contain not only the presentations of the lecturers but also FULL AUDIO FILES OF THE WORKSHOP SESSIONS, over 2.5 hours of expert discussion and analysis. If you were not able to attend the meeting, this disk will give you an outstanding insight into the technical textiles industry and the challenges facing it.

A full list of the presentations and the key questions addressed by each speaker can be found below.



The CD can be ordered online at: http://www.technical-textiles.net/htm/w20060505.324086.htm.

You might also be interested to know that the proceedings of the previous symposia are still available. There is a special offer which could save you up to GBP250 if you order the proceedings from more than one event. Please see the special offer order form for details.

If you need any more information, please contact me.



PS Also available now: 2010 Buyer's Guide to the International Technical Textiles Industry: click here for details



Sincerely

Guy Kitteringham

Marketing Director

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PROGRAMME AND KEY QUESTIONS.

Conference Chairman: Roshan Shishoo, Shishoo Consulting, Sweden

Keynote paper 1: How to use technical textiles to position your company for the future.

Professor Roshan Shishoo (Shishoo Consulting)

Key questions to be addressed in the presentation.

What are the keys to success for a technical textiles manufacturer?

How do companies prepare themselves to take advantage of the end of the recession?

How do companies transform themselves and why should they?

What are the lessons learned from those companies that have already transformed themselves?

Session 1: Fundamental issues for transforming your company.

1.1-Addressing the skills crisis.

Vladan Koncar (ENSAIT, France and AUTEX)

Key questions to be addressed in the presentation.

For the successful future of the textiles and clothing industry in Europe:

How many graduates and postgraduates do companies need?

What types of graduates are required in this evolving sector?

What types of skills are required of graduates by companies?

What are the requirements of companies for Continuing Professional Development courses?

How will these needs be met?

1.2-How and why to test

Rob Croskell (SGS)

Key questions to be addressed in the presentation.

Why is good quality control a positive rather than a negative to manufacturers?

How do manufacturers minimise the costs and maximise the benefits of testing?

What are the key trends in legislation and how will they affect us all?

Why must companies start to think about these issues from the earliest stages of development?

1.3-Technical Textiles - an Indian company's perspective.

Neeraj Karhade (Polycrest Innovations)

1.4-How to protect your investments in innovation.

Richard Paalman (European Patent Office)

Key questions to be addressed in the presentation.

Why protect your investments in innovation?

How does your competitor use Intellectual Property Rights?

What are the trends and key innovations in patents so far in 2008/2009?

What are the latest updates on filing numbers?

1.5-Funding opportunities in the EU and UK

Stephen Kay (NWTexnet)

Key questions to be addressed in the presentation.

How do UK businesses get funding?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of getting grants?

Is it all too bureaucratic?

What schemes offer the most practical help?

1.6-Lessons learned in the start-up of a new company.

Guillaume Tiberghien (Tibtech Innovations)

Key questions to be addressed in the presentation.

Apart from a purely consulting or trading company, is it still possible to launch a new technical textile company in Western Europe?

What kinds of motivation, specific focus and differentiation are needed to enter niche markets?

How do we exploit information technology (IT)?

How does an small and medium enterprise (SME) organize its factory for small volume production?

How does an small and medium enterprise (SME) develop partnerships and networks?

How to overcome the problem of extended product development times caused by the requirements of testing?

Workshop 1

Session 2: Market prospects: views from around the world.

Chair: Stephen Kay (NWTexnet)

Keynote paper 2: World markets - a year of turmoil.

Michael Jaenecke (Techtextil)

Key questions to be addressed in the presentation.

How much is the technical textiles market and its players affected by the financial crisis and recession affecting all industries worldwide?

How are the industry’s customers being affected?

What are the key trends in the technical textiles industry and their markets worldwide today?

2.1-North America: The US outlook.

Stephen Warner (IFAI)

Key questions to be addressed in the presentation.

What is the state of the US speciality fabrics industry?

What are the long- and short-term factors shaping it?

What does the future hold?

What are the key emerging market sectors?

2.2-North America: The view from Canada.

Jacek Mlynarek (CTTG)

Key questions to be addressed in the presentation.

What are the keys to the future of Canada’s industry?

What are the roles of educational institutions, associations and para-governmental organizations?

What is the thinking behind the Technology Roadmap for Canadian Textile Industry?

2.3-The European view: Germany.

Werner Zirnzak (IVGT)

Key questions to be addressed in the presentation.

What are the prospects for the German industry?

What are the key barriers to growth?

Where are the key export markets?

2.4-The European view: France.

Karine Wallois (Clubtex)

Key questions to be addressed in the presentation.

What are the strengths and weaknesses of French industry?

How does the French industry organise itself, and why?

What are the lessons learned in France so far?

What is the role of an association in aiding small and medium enterprise s(SMEs)?

2.5-The European view: Italy.

Aldo Tempesti (TexClubTec)

Workshop 2

Session 3: New opportunities offered by growing end-use markets.

Chair: Jacek Mlynarek (CTTG)

Keynote paper 3:The Active Protection System two years on: new learnings, new challenges, new opportunities, two new technology platforms.

Liz Mallen (Dow Corning)

Key questions to be addressed in the presentation.

What is the Active Protection System?

What has Dow Corning learned since the products was launched?

How have new opportunities been identified and exploited?

Why have the new technology platforms been developed?

3.1-Artificial (sports) surfaces.

Albert Prisse (European Synthetic Turf Organisation/EATP)

Key questions to be addressed in the presentation.

What are the applications for synthetic turf beyond sports?

What are the challenges for developing future products?

What has been achieved to date?

3.2-The medical textiles market.

Curt White (Aegis)

Key questions to be addressed in the presentation.

How can we add value to medical textiles?

How do we position those products in the market place?

Why is validation and quality assurance so vital in distinguishing these products?

How do we bring value to the users?

3.3-Military textiles.

Anton Luiken (TNO Defense, Safety & Security, Director of Alcon Advies)

Key questions to be addressed in the presentation.

What are the major textile applications in the military domain?

What are the special needs and demands made by military textiles?

What innovations have recently been introduced?

What developments can be expected in near future?

3.4-Nanotechnology and smart textiles.

David Lussey (Peratech)

Key questions to be addressed in the presentation.

How and why is nanotechnology being applied to textiles?

What are the latest developments with carbon nanotubes?

How and why are electrically active nanocoatings being applied?

What are the latest breakthroughs with sensors?

3.5-Technical textiles and the environment.

Mike Rushforth (Beyond Surface Technologies) (TBC)

Key questions to be addressed in the presentation.

How is concern for the environment impacting on product development?

Why is sustainability so crucial?

How do we advance innovation for textile finishes?

Workshop 3.

Session 4: New opportunities offered by emerging technologies.

Keynote paper 4: Small is beautiful - flexibility in innovation.

Rule Niederstadt (Ecoatech)

Key questions to be addressed in the presentation.

Why is flexibility such a crucial part of innovation?

Why is it difficult to initiate cooperation?

What helps small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to successfully innovate?

Why is technology transfer so important?

4.1-Multifunctional coating technologies.

John Almond (Alexium)

Key questions to be addressed in the presentation.

What is the Alexium Reactive Surface Treatment technology?

How is it able to permanently graft multiple functions on a wide range of military textiles and to provide protection against chemical and biological threats?

Which materials can it be used with?

What other markets can it be applied to?

4.2-Experiences in developing plasma technology.

Stephen Coulson (P2i)

Key questions to be addressed in the presentation.

Why are focus and vision so critical?

How do you find the right partners?

What is the role of communication?

How does a start-up raise funding?

How does a company hire the right staff?

4.3-Digital printing

Marcus Timson (FESPA)

Key questions to be addressed in the presentation.

What is provoking change in the textile printing sector?

How has technology pulled a marketplace in an entirely new direction?

How is the print community benefiting from this technological revolution?

How are the customers benefitting?

Workshop 4 and Chair's concluding remarks

Guy Kitteringham
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