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14. – 17.5.2019, Frankfurt am Main

European Digital Textile Conference by WTiN

Digital printing in the functionalisation and decoration of technical fabrics


The World Information Network WTiN organized the European Digital Textile Conference in collaboration with Texprocess and Techtextil, for the first time.

Focus topics of the conference have been the latest product developments, and the advantages of using digital printing technology for functionalization and decoration of technical fabrics.

Digital textile printing began in fashion fabrics, but has always had a strong niche in technical areas such as sportswear and automotive products. Coloration of these products often has special technical requirements, especially in the areas of light, washing and chlorine fastness (swimwear). More recently, some application developers have focused on the sustainability and efficiency advantages of applying functional chemical finishes by inkjet. Areas of interest include anti-soil, antimicrobial and flame-retardant treatments, as well as military camouflage in the visible and infra-red spectra.