6th world carpet congress - The Carpet Factory of the Future

van 08 tot 09 juni 2017

Carpets and textile floor coverings do not only decorate houses, offices, hotel lobbies and (public) transportation means, but they are also highly technological products, based on excellent research and development.

THE CARPET FACTORY OF THE FUTURE is created today by the sector’s transition into a sustainable and hightech industry, with a cross-sectoral approach and open innovation policy.

The 6th edition of the WORLD CARPET CONGRESS will focus on different 
APPLICATION AREAS and INNOVATIVE OPPORTUNITIES for textile floor coverings, carpets and rugs.

DAY 1 - THURSDAY JUNE 8TH

MORNING SESSION | CHAIR: GEERT VANDEN BOSSCHE (BALTA, BE)

08.45 Welcome & Practical aspects of the Congress by the Chairman

08.50 Industry 4.0: Digital transformation in the manufacturing industry - Ulrich Seldeslachts (LSEC & 3 IF, BE)

09.20 Cyberphysical systems (CPS) in the floorcovering industry - Guy Verrue (Beaulieu International Group, BE)

09.50 Relevance of social media in the carpet business - Mic Adam (Vanguard Leadership, BE)

10.15 COFFEE BREAK

11.00 Expectations from the customers; opinion of the floor covering installers - Johan Debuf (Oxfloor, BE and chairman WG floor coverings at WTCB, BE)

11.30 Hello Niaga®. Goodbye waste! - Josse Kunst (DSM-NIAGA, NL)

12.00 From hungry birds to innovation thinking - Prof. Dr. em. Marc Van Parys (UNITEX, BE)

12.30 LUNCH

AFTERNOON SESSION | CHAIR: LAURENCE FLAMAND (DEVAN, BE)

14.00 From granulate to carpet - Kristof De Ruyck (Van de Wiele, BE)

14.20 Impact of the Polymer in BCF yarn manufacturing on spin finish requirements - Dr Jürgen Weigel (Archroma, DE)

14.40 Spin Finish Formulations and their Adaption to the Polymer - Dr Joachim Cziollek (Vertexco, BE)

15.00 Everything becomes digital; also carpet printing and manufacturing - Tony Naschberger (Zimmer, AU) & Markus Dorer (Dystar, DE)

15.30 QUESTION TIME

15.40 COFFEE BREAK

16.15 Fibre composites – New opportunities for the next generation of tufting machines - Dirk Hanuschik (TFI- Institut für Bodensysteme an der RWTH Aachen, DE)

16.35 Digitalization in carpet printing. New challenges and opportunities - Sylvia Hane (Tanatex, NL)

16.55 Innovative developments and applications in woven polyester primary backing - Robert Rossing (Mattex Fabrics, AE-DE)

17.15 Devan is bringing carpets to life - Marleen Vanderauwera, (Devan, BE)

17.35 Dyestuff - Is It The Origin Or The Solution For Problems? Daniël Inauen (CHT-Bezema, DE)

17.45 QUESTION TIME

18.00 RECEPTION & BBQ

DAY 2 - FRIDAY JUNE 9TH

MORNING SESSION | CHAIR: JAN LAPERRE (CENTEXBEL/VKC, BE)

08.45 Markers for better Sorting towards Recycling - Mike De Vrieze & Stijn Corneillie (Centexbel, BE)

09.05 Electronic measurement system of electrostatic characteristics of floor coverings - Didier Van Daele (UGent, BE)

09.25 SensFloor© High-tech Care Solutions - Christl Lauterbach, (Future Shape, DE)

09.45 The Nedgraphics design to product workflow for carpet products - Bernd Mielke (Nedgraphics, NL)

10.05 Heated godets for modern spinning plants - Ralph von Arx (Retech, CH)

10.25 QUESTION TIME

10.35 COFFEE BREAK

11.10 Next Generation Metallocene Polyethylene for Artificial Grass Yarn and Primary Backing - Dr Jeroen Wassenaar & ir Pieter Geeurickx (Total, BE)

11.30 Artificial turf Perforation - Helmut Koether (Cretes, BE)

11.50 Vega Digital printer- Total Solution of Digital Carpet Printing - James Zhu (Texco, CN)

12.10 New online measurements of the wetting behaviour of BCF spin finishes during melt spinning - Dr. Ulli Stier (Zschimmer & Schwarz, DE)

12.30 QUESTION TIME and CLOSING

12.45 LUNCH

CONGRESS SECRETARIAT

UNITEX - Mrs. Karina Wageneire - Hendrikslaar 12 - 9080 Lochristi (Belgium)

Tel +32 9 355 23 88 - Fax +32 9 356 78 80

secretariat@unitex.be - www.unitex.be - http:// www.worldcarpetcongress2017.be

ORGANISATION COMMITTEE

UNITEX - Prof. Dr. em. Marc Van Parys & Mrs Karina Wageneire

CENTEXBEL - Mrs Petra Wittevrongel & Mr Jo Wynendaele

FEDUSTRIA - Mr Mark Vervaeke & Mrs Caroline Sonneville

VENUE

3SQUARE - Rijvisschestraat 124 - 9052 Zwijnaarde (Belgium)

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