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Textile Colourant and Chemical Leaders Forum at ITMA 2019

Date: June 23, 2019 9:45 am – 6:00 pm

Location: Fira de Barcelona, Spain


  • Taking place as part of ITMA 2019 this forum takes place on 23rd June. Launched at ITMA 2011 the forum is an industry initiative that draws lively participation from dyestuff, colour and chemical professionals from around the world. The forum chairman is Andrew Filarowski, SDC’s Technical Director.

    The theme is ‘The Circular Economy and Resource Sustainability Strategy’. A fantastic speaker line up includes:

    • The Role of Chemistry for Circularity in Textiles, Leather and Fibre Production – Dr Christina Raab, ZDHC Foundation
    • Accelerating Sustainable Innovation – Georgia Parker, Fashion for Good
    • From Road Map to Reality – Gunther Widler, DyStar
    • Preferred Chemicals: Why, Who and What is Needed to Achieve Better Alternatives for the Textile Supply Chain – Thomas Schaefer, bluesign technologies AG
    • Direct to Garment Printing – Eric Smith, DuPont
    • Design for Sustainability – Durability, Service and User Experience – Drummond Lawson, Arc’teryx
    • C8-free Hydrophobic Finishes: Alternatives, Challenges, Opportunities and Limits for Chemistry and Application – Gunther Duschek, Rudolf
    • Archroma: Break New Ground with Aniline-free Indigo for Denim – Paul Cowell, Archroma
    • High Quality Cotton Knits with Low Environmental Footprint – Christian Wieth, Novozymes
    • Sustainable Development and Innovation on Digital Textile Printing – Sam Chen, Everlight
    • Resource Sustainabilty and Relevant Strategies in the Journey Towards a Circular Economy – Dunja Drmac, EURATEX
    • The Power of Digital: Revolutionising the Supply Chain Fundamentals of Thread Dyeing – Yariv Bustan, Twine Solutions
    • Combining Input Stream Chemical Management with Product Safety and Regulatory Compliance – Jonathan Wehrli, Oeko-Tex Association

    Take a look at the downloadable brochure for the event in the ‘documents’ tab. Further information and online booking is available on the ITMA website. This forum is expected to sell out so if you’re interested in attending we advise you to book now!

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