13/11/2020 to 14/11/2020


CIRAT is a scientific meeting organised by the Textile Engineering Laboratory every two years. This conference provides an international open forum for researchers from academic and industrial fields to present their original work and exchange ideas and information.


Duratex is an Interreg V France-Wallonie-Flanders project looking for ecofriendly water and oil repellent textiles. The European Life project Flarex assesses alternative environmental friendly flame retardants (FR) to be used in interior textiles.
Both projects organise a workshop focusing on the legislation and industrial use of alternative FR and repellent agents in textiles. The workshop includes an interactive session (World Café) to discuss the challenges and opportunities of using FR and repellents complying to REACH.

01/07/2019 to 03/07/2019

ICNF2019 will focus on “Smart Sustainable Solutions”, aiming to explore the potential of natural fibres as key materials to design smart and sustainable solutions for the future generations. To fulfil this important goal, along with the scientific sessions, the Natural Fibrenamics Award contest will be organised to promote and show new innovative natural fibre based products from all over the world.

The conference topics include: 


The CONTEXT conference aims to publicly present the Network to main stakeholders, highlighting its origin and its added value in order to involve the key players in the area of advanced textile materials such as researchers, the textile industry and the final users.

Experts in different fields will present the trends on advanced textile materials’ developments in the CONTEXT final applications: healthcare/medical, automotive and aeronautics, personal protection, building and living, sports and wearables. 

17/06/2019 to 19/06/2019

This annual symposium started in 1972 as a Japan domestic meeting for the purpose of promoting textile research and communication between scientists and/or technologists. Today it has become an international conference on textile research covering a wide range of fields from fibre science to apparel engineering. 

Participants are distinguished textile researchers; usually between 60 and 100 people from all over the world, and about 30 to 40 papers (oral and poster) are presented. Excellent poster presentations are awarded at this symposium especially for young students.


When: Tuesday 30 October @ 1 pm (Paris time) -  7 am (EST)

The webinar will present the MIDWOR-LIFE project that aims to mitigate the environmental, health and safety impacts of current Durable Water and Oil Repellents and available alternatives by looking at their environmental impact and technical performance.

Programme (1 hour):

10/10/2018 to 11/10/2018

The International Conference on Nonwovens for High-performance Applications is a high-level, commercially focussed symposium which addresses the issues of entering and expanding in the advanced nonwovens market.

This conference is a unique symposium designed to inform delegates about latest technical developments and opportunities offered from technical nonwovens for high-performance applications.

27/09/2018 to 28/09/2018

The main theme of the congress is "Digital Plugin for the Textile Factory of the Future". Participation to the Congress offers visitors the opportunity to keep abreast of the latest developments in digital product and process technologies and to meet experts from these fields of research and from suppliers.

The congress focuses on following core topic areas:

14/03/2019 to 15/03/2019

Now in its 27th year, this established conference series has become one of the most important meeting places for the global textiles coating and laminating industry.

The core of the conference programme will be presentations by invited experts, but in order to give an opportunity for anyone with exciting and relevant ideas to present to a high-level international audience, a call for papers is being issued for contributions in the following areas, with emphasis on work that will impact the industry, now and in the future:

12/09/2018 to 14/09/2018

The Europe-centred innovation platform for the fiber industry and the downstream manufacturing stages is to serve as a generator of ideas and the basis for networking. This is borne out by the growing number of both participants and the countries they represent. More than 700 participants from over thirty countries make use of the congress to learn more about the most recent innovations in the global fiber industry.

Some 100 papers by top-ranking international experts representative of academic research and industry make the congress a unique event.