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8th Aachen-Dresden International Textile Conference 2014

The plenary at the last year' s conference in Aachen in the Eurogress Aachen (Brüsselsaal) (c) 2014 Aachen-Dresden International Textile Conference
The 8th Aachen-Dresden International Textile Conference - jointly organized by the textile research institutions of the Aachen and Dresden area - will take place in Dresden on November 27-28, 2014.
The "Aachen-Dresden" is one of the most important textile meetings in Europe. It will address experts in the fields of textile chemistry, finishing and functionalisation, and textile machinery, manufacturing and composites. More than 700 participants attended each of the former conferences.

The 8th „Aachen-Dresden“ will comprise about 70 lectures and 100 poster presentations focusing on:

  • Composites
  • Protective Textiles
  • Textile Construction with Membranes and Textile-reinforced Concrete
  • Chemistry for Composites, Protective Textiles, and Textile Construction
  • Transfer Session „From Idea to Practice“
  • Saxomax - Textile Innovations
Plenary Lectures:

Bernd Mlekusch; AUDI AG, Ingolstadt
Lightweight design for the car body – a key factor to turn the weight spiral

Jan Knippers; Institut für Tragkonstruktionen und Konstruktives Entwerfen, Universität Stuttgart
Biomimetic design and construction principles for complex fiber-based structures in architecture

Chul Hwan Moon; MOTIE, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, Sejong/KR
The overview and future challenges in Korean textile industry

Vladimir Dyakonov; Bayerisches Zentrum für Angewandte Energieforschung e.V. (ZAE Bayern), Würzburg
Smart skins: Energy efficient solutions for textile architecture

Lectures, e.g., from:

Aalto University; ALWIT; Arizona State University; CCTT TEC-KNIT; CHT R. Beitlich; Coatema; Complex Fiber Structures; CTC; Continental; Daimler; DLR; DIENES; DSM; DYETEC; DYNAmore; Empa; ENSAIT; Freudenberg; Ghent University; Hong Kong Polytechnic University; Inha University; KARL MAYER LIBA; KITECH; KOLON; knittec Kobleder; Kyungpook National University; DORNIER; MAGEBA; Herbert Meyer; Nähmaschinenfabrik Emil Stutznäcker; Newcastle University; ontec; PMB; Q-Lab; SAERTEX; SGL Carbon; Shinshu University; Stäubli; STUDIO ANDREAS DERKUM; TU Liberec; Toho Tenax; Tokyo Institute of Technology; Trützschler; TU München; Universität Stuttgart; University of Boras; wfk; Zschimmer & Schwarz; …

Interested colleagues and researchers are invited to submit papers for poster presentations by August 31, 2014 and all interested companies to join the congress. Mrs. Dörfel from ITM of the TU Dresden says: “On behalf of the research institutions in the Aachen and Dresden regions we would like to invite all interested companies, research institutes, associations and students from all over the world to participate in the lively exchange of experiences and information at the „8th Aachen-Dresden“ in Dresden, city of art and culture.”

For further information, program and online registration please visit or the contact data.

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