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'Nanotechnologies and Smart Textiles
for Industry and Fashion'

October 11-12 2006, The Royal Society, London 

Conference topics include:
'Nanoporous Functional Coatings for Textiles'
, 'MicroNanoStructured Fibre Systems for Emergency-Disaster Wear', 'Gold Nanoparticles as Colourants and Functional Entities in High Fashion Textiles', 'Emotional Sensing' , 'InkJet Technology for Textile Printing and the Functionalising of Textile Surfaces using Digital Techniques', 'Elongation Sensors in Conducting Textiles for Wearable Applications', 'Introducing the Fashion Paradox - Nanotechnology for Tunable Textiles', 'Functional Electrospun Nanofibers for Textile Applications: Visions, Problems and Some Solutions'. 

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International Speakers:

  • Dirk Hegemann, EMPA, St Gallen
  • Annalisa Bonfiglio, ProeTex, University of Cagliari
  • Volkmar von Arnim , ITV Dekendorf
  • Brian McCarthy, TechniTex
  • Moritz Graf zu Eulenburg, Coatema AG, Dormagen
  • Phil Sams, Unilever
  • Jim Johnston, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
  • Rob Lomax, Baxenden Chemicals
  • Mark Schaerlaekens, Centexbel, Belgium Textile Research Centre
  • Jane McCann , University of Wales
  • Lucy McRae , Philips Design
  • Wilhelm Barthlott, Bonn University
  • Vicente Cambra, AITEX-Instituto Tecnológico Textil
  • Rita Paradiso, Research & Development Director, Smartex S.r.l., Italy
  • Chris Byrne, TechniTex
  • Sandy Black, London College of Fashion
  • Andreas Greiner, Philips-Universität Marburg

Event focus

From fashion to health, and in applications as diverse as aerospace and construction, nanotechnologies are opening the door to a whole spectrum of new markets for the textile and related industries. This event will focus on these new applications of nanotechnology, particularly in today's framework of smartness, sustainability and resource conservation.

Discounted rates and priority bookings for members.
To find out more about membership please contact Gemma McCulloch.

Partners and sponsors

Fax to: 01786 447530 or contact Gemma McCulloch Tel: +44 (0)1786 447520   

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The post-event proceedings for 'Nanoparticles for European Industry - Manufacture, Scale-Up, Stabilization, Characterization and Toxicology' which took place on 2 - 3 May 2006 at the Olympia Conference Centre, can now be purchased on CD-ROM from the Institute of Nanotechnology.

Prices: £25 + VAT for attendees, £100 + VAT for non-attendees.

To order your copy of the post-event proceedings now, please go to
The CD will be mailed to you immediately upon receipt of payment.