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IFAI Advanced Texiles '09 to cover entire gamut of technical textiles
Dec '08
Preliminary conference program:

Thursday, April 2, 2009:

Welcome and keynote lecture session:
Dr. Reinhard Büscher, Head of Unit, ENTR D2 Support for Innovation, EU Commission along with distinguished executives from US Embassy in Brussels NN and the US Department of Commerce NN are invited to represent transatlantic economic cooperation focusing on eco-innovation and entrepreneurship to achieve sustainable growth in a competitive world.

Smart Textiles Challenges + Bottlenecks:
Chairperson: Dr. Andreas Lymberis, Research Programme Officer –Principal project officer, European Commission, Information Society & Media Directorate-General, micro-systems

-Heatable textiles for clothing and industrial applications, Lieven Tack, Electro-conductive textiles ECT, Bekintex N.V., Belgium
-Wearable interfaces for biomedical application, Prof. Danilo de Rossi, UNIPI, Centro E. Piaggio, Pisa, Italy
-Cost optimization in patient monitoring via conductive strips, Hartmann GmbH, Germany invited

Invited panelists for open discussion on Smart Textiles:
-Akseli Reho, Clothing+, Finland
-Stefano Carosio, d'Appolonia
-Bas Feddes, Philips Research, The Netherlands
-Stacey Burr, Textronics / Adidas Salomon
-David Lussey, CTO Peratech Ltd, UK

Friday April 3, 2009:

Keynote lecture session:
Michèle Sioen, Sioen industries, president of Fedustria welcome conference guests to Brussels and presents Technical Textiles processing and innovative coating technologies for various industrial applications. General welcome by Günter Verheugen, Commissioner for Enterprise & Industry co-chairing the Transatlantic Economic Council - invited

Medical Applications of technical textiles:
-Bioactive Fibers for Antimicrobial Textiles, Gerhard Havranek, Head of Marketing Trevira CS & Strategic Business Development, Trevira GmbH, Germany (member of the reliance group)
-A new generation of technical monofilaments for medical use, Herbert de Breuck, Head of research and development, Luxilon Industries NV, Belgium
-Neural conductor rails as a revolutionary solution for victims of accidents, Dr. Michael Doser and Dr. Erhard Müller, heads of biomedical technology, ITV Denkendorf, Germany

Textile Membranes and Architecture:
-Innovative acoustic isolation solutions in buildings, Francois Xavier Delatte, président, Duflot Industrie SAS, France
-Innovations in fabric architectural structures, Philippe Samyn, Samyn and Partners, Belgium
-How to encounter aerodynamic forces for lightweight roof structures: a new calculation method, Javier Tejera, CEO, BAT Buró Arquitectura Textil, Madrid, Spain

Safety and Protective Textiles:
-What the soldier of the future needs: Requirements for textile related gear, Steven Worsley, senior development manager, defence clothing IPT customer support invited

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