Advanced Textiles Conference

Tuesday, October 1; from 1 – 5 pm: 12 sessions dedicated to the Advanced Textiles field. Session content includes: Aerospace, Medical, Safety and Protective, Smart Fabrics and Fabric Advancements. The conference includes a networking cocktail reception from 5 – 6:30 pm. All Access registration is required.

Also included in an All Access pass is an additional 10 hours of Advanced Textiles classroom education Oct. 2 – 4.


E-Textiles Pavilion

Located on the show floor, the E-Textiles Pavilion is a gathering place for e-textiles innovators, suppliers, beginners and experts. Get inspired, make connections, discuss opportunities and find suppliers.

E-Textiles Learning – 30-minute discussions facilitated by application specific experts.

  • Wednesday, Oct. 2
    • 11:30 am – Noon: If We Build It, Will They Wear It?
      Building an e-textiles-based product for health and wellness is a mix of technical accumen, fashion sense, market knowledge, understanding of regulations and consumer safety and a full supply chain of materials developers, component and sensors suppliers and manufacturers. So, what’s the recipe for getting it right? During this discussion, industry subject matter experts will share knowledge, lessons learned and tips for developing product for the health and fitness markets.
    • 12:30 – 1 pm: Designing Antimicrobial Knitted Spacer Fabric for Vacuum Assisted Wound Closure
      Learn about designing an antibacterial 3D warp knitted spacer fabric with plasma treatment technique, which serves as wound dressing for vacuum assisted wound closure system.
    • 1:30 – 2 pm: Integrating Technology into Fabric Products: A Case Study in Solar Powered Fabric
    • 3:30 – 4 pm: Smart Medical Textiles Designs Needed for More Effective Patient Visits
      The need for new designs in smart medical textiles to minimize the information input burden during patient visits is widely known and frustrating for the medical community. Join this interactive discussion as we discuss this need as well as new medical fabrics under development at the university of Rhode Island.
  • Thursday, Oct. 3
    • 11 – 11:30 am: Aerospace
    • 12:30 – 1 pm: Leveraging E-Textiles as a Driver of Innovation in Wearable Technology
      As wearable technology has matured, consumer expectation is driving demand for clothing that offers technology, performance, comfort and aesthetics with e-textiles offering solutions to many of these. We will look at case studies, with particular attention given to the value network and convergence with contextual factors such as miniaturization, identity, personalization and design. Managing complexity, cross-disciplinary teams and hybrid materials and technologies will be included drawing on examples of best practice from North America and Europe.
    • 1:30 – 2 pm: Antimicrobial Treatments of Textiles
    • 2:30 – 3 pm: Use Cases for Energy Generation in Fabric Products
    • 3:30 – 4 pm: Realizing E-textiles for Clinical and Tele-Health Monitoring
      Health monitoring is undergoing a paradigm shift from short-clinical visits to long-term, continuous and tele-consultation. E-textiles have the potential to leverage these next-generation medical requirements, be it a simple heart-rate monitoring to complex post-operative diagnosis. By embedding solid-state electronics or sensing through fibrous materials, E-textiles is gaining importance towards clinical contribution. This session discusses the current state-of-the-art ambulatory E-textiles and futuristic developments.
  • Friday, Oct. 4
    • 11:30 am – Noon: Aerospace

Advanced Textiles Campfires [Booth A859]

Free, 25-minute presentations on the show floor. To view the full schedule click here.


ATP Division

Advanced Textiles Product Division (ATP) – ATP supports the entire industry and offers support, networking, education and scholarships to help ensure its future. For more information on ATP including a member list, scholarship information, a list of webinars and the latest news, click here.