8th International Istanbul Textile Conference

8th International Istanbul Textile Conference

Year 2018 looks set to be an exciting year for the textile and apparel industry all over the world. We want to take this opportunity to discuss the new break through research Evolution Technical Textile and apparel industry by inviting you to the city where East meets West, to a place steeped in culture and history. Istanbul, is proved to play host on this auspicious occasion to the 8th International Istanbul Conference on Evolution Technical Textile (ETT2018) with a theme of “Recent Advances in Innovation and Enterprise in Textiles and Clothing”. The aim of this conference is to provide a forum for leading textile entrepreneurs from all backgrounds in textiles and apparels all over the world to discuss the achievements, progresses and new ideas in their specialised fields. The conference will provide a unique opportunity to meet leading personalities with research, management and technology experience from all over the world and to discuss with them any ideas and proposals in your particular field. The 8th International Istanbul Conference is intended to intensify and promote cooperation. It is also hoped that the conference will make important contributions to the textile industry of the future.

Organization Committee

The following is a selection of topics for which the Scientific and Programme Committee is particularly seeking contributions. However, contributions for any topic in the field of Textile Science and Technology will be considered.

Medical Textiles

Medical textiles and bio-materials for healthcare
Tissue Engineering
Bio-polymers and Bio-technology
Technologies involved in textile biotechnology
Smart textiles and bio-materials containing enzymes or enzyme substrates
Enzymatic treatment versus conventional chemical processing of fibres

Technical Textiles

New materials for fibres and extrusion (Functional fibres)
Geotextiles, civil engineering, building and construction
Sports and leisure
Filtration, packaging and other related field textiles
Automotive and other transportation media

Smart and Interactive Textiles

Intelligent textiles and clothing
Wearable electronics and photonics
Formation of electrical circuits in textile structures
Conductive textile materials
Clothing bio-sensory engineering including piezoelectric smart materials
Solar textiles: production and distribution of electricity coming from solar radiation
Engineering textile and clothing aesthetics using shape changing materials
Shape memory polymer films for breathable textiles
Development of shape memory alloy fabrics for composite structures
Textile micro system technology
Auxetic, hydrochromic, thermochromic and Photochromic

Nanotechnology, Nanotextiles, Electrospinning

Electrospinning technology
Nanofiber production
Nano-scale treatment of textiles using plasma technology
Electrospinning and Nanotechnology in technical textiles
Coating of carbon nanotubes

Surface Coatings

Surface treatments of fibres and fabrics
Coating and laminating fabrics for cold weather apparel
Plasma technologies for textiles
Low-pressure cold plasma processing technology
Atmospheric-pressure cold plasma processing technology
Interfacial engineering of functional textiles for biomedical applications
Atmospheric pressure plasma polymerisation

Advances in Apparel Design

Engineering apparel fabrics and garments
Material and design issues in clothing
Thermal insulation properties of textiles and clothing
The use of smart materials in apparel
Designing for ventilation in cold weather apparel
Clothing for military and special forces applications
Bio-mechanical engineering of textiles and clothing

Ecological Textiles

Biodegradable and sustainable textiles
Recycling and environmental impact of textiles
Microbial processes in the degradation of fibres
Biodegradable natural fibre composites
Biodegradable nonwovens
Natural geotextiles

Composites Materials

Aerospace application of textile composites
Applications of textile composites in the construction industry
Textile composites in sports products
Textile reinforced composites in medicine
Flammability and fire resistance of composites

Protective Clothing

Body armour, slash and stab proof
Military and defence textiles
High-performance anti ballistic and flame retardant textiles
Chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) clothing
Flame and heat resistant material

Biologically Inspired Textiles

Bio-mimetic principles, production and properties
Spinning of fibres from protein solutions
Principles of spider silk for high-performance fibres
Bio-mimetic design of composite materials and applications
Bio-mimetic principles in clothing technology
Self-cleaning textiles using the Lotus Effect

Computer Technology for Textiles and Apparel

Digital technology for yarn structure and appearance analysis
Digital-based technology for fabric structure analysis
Modelling and simulation of textiles and garments
Digital printing technology for textiles and apparel
Three-dimensional (3D) knitted, woven and non-woven fabrics

Reinforcement Fibres

Glas fibre
Carbon fibre
Advanced sizing technology
Hybrid yarn technology
Fibre-matrix adhesion
Composites Materials

Aerospace application of textile composites

Applications of textile composites in the construction industry
Textile composites in sports products
Textile reinforced composites in medicine
Flammability and fire resistance of composites
Thermoplastic fibre reinforced plastics