First Announcement And Call For Papers Issued For TCL2011

DROITWICH, England — April 14, 2011 — TCL2011, the original and most-followed international
conference on the coating and laminating of textiles, will be held on 17-18 November 2011 in
Orlando, FL, USA.

Following the very successful conference last year in Cannes, France, this year’s meeting
will be eagerly anticipated. It is the first time TCL has been held in the USA since 2005.

International experts will discuss topics including:

• developments in coating and laminating technology

• coating materials

• end-use applications

• testing

Subjects for consideration will include the latest updates on: coatings for flame retardancy,
heat resistance, water repellency, weather resistance, and ballistic protection; technologies such
as plasma technology, UV curing, infrared treatment and hotmelt systems; and coating materials
including nanocoatings, ceramic coatings, silicone coatings and hotmelt coatings, along with
smart/intelligent coatings and laminates.

Call for papers issued

Although the core of the programme will be presentations by invited experts, 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 with emphasis on work
that will impact the industry, short term as well as the future. Selection of the papers to be
presented will be based on abstracts of 300-500 words. Authors should emphasize new and significant

Abstracts must be received before May 15, 2011 and sent to William C. (Bill) Smith, Symposium
Director TCL2011, 110 Shady Creek Court, Greer, SC 29650, USA; Email:; Phone: 864-236-5631;


TCL2011 is the next edition of the original and long running International TCL conferences
organized and run yearly by Bill Smith of Industrial Textile Associates, USA. TCL was begun in 1990
and alternated between the US and Europe. We are pleased to announce that TCL2011 is sponsored with
ITA by Technical Textiles International and International Newsletters Ltd of the UK.

A limited number of table-top displays will be available as well for companies to present
their sales message.


We will develop the program with the theme A Vital Industry Moving Forward — For now and the

Session 1: The State of the Industry: Talks focused on an overview of the industry covering
the depth of the industry, a look at the economic outlook, global developments that will affect
industry, environmental and legislation/regulation issues.

Session 2: Techniques and Materials: Presentations that focus on machinery and techniques
such as new, more efficient production equipment, adhesive/bonding systems, developments in
polymers, plasma and other treatments, and techniques for extreme properties.

Session 3: Technology for Growth: Topics such as nanotechnology,
antimicrobial/antibacterial, smart/intelligent C/L, green technology for coating and laminating,
conducting materials, developments in surface modifications, self-decontaminating, self-repair,
treatments for improved properties, etc.

Session 4: Opportunities: Focused on developing markets and applications such as
solar/thermal, fuel cells, medical/biotechnology, extreme materials, leisure, commercial, and “out
of this world” potential.

Who should attend

Anyone involved in any facet of the textiles coating or laminating industries
should attend, to hear of the latest developments regarding fibres, fabrics, adhesives, films,
polymers, coating and laminating techniques, converting, markets and other aspects of the industry.

About the Conference Chairman

The Conference Chairman will once again be William C. (Bill) Smith, Principal, Industrial
Textile Associates, USA, who originated and developed the conference series as Editor of the
Journal of Coated Fabrics (now the Journal of Industrial Textiles), and most recently has edited a
new book on ‘Smart/Intelligent Coating and Laminating’.


The venue for the 2011 meeting will be the 4-star Buena Vista Palace Hotel in Orlando, FL,
USA. Ideally situated for the tourist attractions of the Orlando area, the hotel is just 10m (16km)
from Orlando International Airport.

To register, or for further information, please contact the organisers at: International
Newsletters Ltd, 44 Friar Street, Droitwich, Worcs, WR9 8ED, UKTel: +44 (0) 870 1657210 Fax: +44
(0) 870 1657212. E-mail: Or visit our website

Posted on April 15, 2011

Source: International Newsletters Ltd.