Organizers Consider Inaugural Aachen-Dresden International Textile Conference A Success

The premier edition of the Aachen-Dresden International Textile Conference — created by combining
conferences previously held in Aachen, Germany, and Dresden, Germany — attracted 500 visitors
including 20 percent from outside Germany; and highlighted the areas of textile chemistry,
materials research, technology and engineering.

The conference, held at the Eurogress Congress Center in Aachen, offered a variety of lecture
topics including tether technology for space applications, materials research and plastics
technology for lightweight textile structures and new composite materials, and textile machinery,
among others.

At the conference, the Association of Friends and Sponsors of the Institute of Textile and
Clothing Technology (ITB) at the Techniche Universität Dresden recognized Wolfgang Truemper with an
award for his diploma thesis, while the Aachen Textile Center Inc. awarded its Förderpreis Textil
2007 to Sascha Pargen, Benedikt Wirth and Melanie Wipfler for work on their respective theses.

An exhibition of 80 posters submitted by students and associates of the organizing research
institutes rounded out the conference.

The next Aachen-Dresden International Textile Conference will be held on Dec. 4-5, 2008, in
Dresden. The conference will alternate between the cities of Aachen and Dresden on an annual basis.

December 18, 2007