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Hof University participates in renowned textile conference in India

The “Innovations in Textiles – Products and Processes ITPP-21”, a renowned conference on innovative developments in the global textile sector, was again organized by the DKTE Society’s Textile & Engineering Institute in Ichalkaranji (India) – once again with the participation of Hof University of Applied Sciences.

DKTE Society’s Textile & Engineering Institute is the annual host of the meeting of textile researchers and industry representatives; Photo: DKTE;

As is customary in the era of COVID-19, this conference also took place in a virtual format

Contributors from all over the world

Presenters from various institutes, universities and educational institutions, including the Indian Institute of Technology Dehli, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Uttar Pradesh Textile Technology Institute Kanpur, Texas Tech University USA, BGMEA University of Fashion & Technology Bangladesh, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Technical Textiles Research Centre – University of Huddersfield UK and RWTH Aachen University reported on new developments in the field of textile research alongside DKTE and Hof University of Applied Sciences. Company representatives also contributed with interesting presentations, e.g. on novel filter materials or fiber-reinforced composites for wind turbines.

Presentation on nanofibers receives award

Hof University of Applied Sciences, represented by Prof. Dr. Nico Behrendt, participated with a presentation on “New approaches to the production, chemical modification and use of smart nanofibers”. The presentation covered, among other things, approaches and experimental results for the modification of nanofiber coatings to improve their mechanical properties or the storage capacity for electrical charges. The latter is of great importance for fine dust filter media, for example. The presentation was awarded a certificate at the end of the conference.

Prof. Dr. Nico Behrendt (above, 2nd from left) represented Hof University of Applied Sciences at the well-known conference; Image: Hof University of Applied Sciences

On both days of the conference, up to 400 participants followed the interesting online lectures. They covered various topics such as nanotextiles, nanofibers, fiber-reinforced composites, textile recycling, chemical management in the textile industry or functional textiles in environmental protection. But also pandemic control, biomimetic approaches for the development of intelligent and functional textiles, applications for felt materials in filtration or hollow fibers for the separation of gas mixtures were mentioned.

The great interest in the presentations meant that the schedule was already overrun by more than an hour on the first day.

Prof. Dr. Nico Behrendt

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