8th ECPC: 8th European Conference on Protective Clothing

Event Date: 
Monday, 7 May, 2018 to Wednesday, 9 May, 2018
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The conference intends to be a platform to disseminate, to exchange and to discuss the results of research, project developments and implementation programmes related to protective clothing, with a strong focus on user protection and well-being, installing a dialogue between industries and academic organizations. In addition, the purpose of the “Firefighters Theme Day” is to initiate interaction between end-users and scientists to create a better understanding of their worlds. Industrial partners can benefit from this to develop more task-specific products based on the functional needs of the end-users.

This conference is intended for researchers, designers, manufacturers, purchasers, experts in health and safety and human factors, public authorities (procurement), and end-users.


  • New methods and standards
  • Thermoregulatory systems for protective clothing
  • Smart systems and wearables for protective clothing
  • New materials, functionalizations and technologies
  • Multi-risk protection
  • Sports and Medical Protection
  • Sustainability and circular economy
  • Ergonomics and Comfort
  • Digitisation/Industry 4.0 and PPE performance modelling
  • Selection, safe use, maintenance and lifecycle


  • Task-specific clothing
  • System approach
  • Textile layering as adaptive protection
  • Cooling and (forced) ventilation
  • Integrated sensor techniques
  • Protective layers against hazardous materials in smoke
  • Care and maintenance