The original and most followed conference on textile coating and laminating.
After a number of years in which the series was allowed to lapse, the International Conference on Textile Coating and Laminating (TCL) meeting series was revived in 2010 when it was acquired by International Newsletters Ltd, the world's premier supplier of information about the industrial and high-performance use of textiles (see www.technical-textiles.net for details of our subscription and other publications in this area).
Since then successful meetings have been held in Cannes, France, in 2010, and Orlando, FL, USA in 2011.
The Conference Chairman is William C (Bill) Smith, Principal, Industrial Textile Associates, USA, who originated and developed the conference series as Editor of the Journal of Coated Fabrics (now the Journal of Industrial Textiles), and most recently has edited a new book on ‘Smart/Intelligent Coating and Laminating’.
Topics that have been discussed in recent meetings include:
- developments in coating and laminating technology
- coating materials
- end-use applications
Subjects for discussion will include the latest updates on: coatings for flame retardancy, heat resistance, water repellency, weather resistance, and ballistic protection; technologies such as plasma technology, UV curing, infrared treatment and hotmelt systems; and coating materials including nanocoatings, ceramic coatings, silicone coatings and hotmelt coatings, along with smart/intelligent coatings and laminates.