The 90th Textile Institute World Conference

25th – 28th April 2016 | Poznan, Poland


About the conference


You have been cordially invited to take part in The 90th Textile Institute World Conference. The Textile Institute World Conference (TIWC), a long standing tradition enjoys the hospitality of institutions from around the world. After a number of years it will return to Europe taking place in Poznan, Poland at the IBB Andersia Hotel (Plac Andersa 3, 61-894). Hosted by the Institute of Natural Fibres and Medicinal Plants (INF&MP), the aim of the conference is to establish international interdisciplinary cooperation in various fields of science, research and economy that are linked by textile technology in its broadest meaning. The theme ‘Textiles: Inseparable from the human environment’ resulted from the strong position of textiles in the human ambient environment. In the 21st century rapid progress of science focused on the practical application of research results, which led to the development of advanced technologies that enabled expansion of the application potential of both fibres themselves and textile products. The use of new synthesis methods of fibre-producing polymers, use of biotechnology, fibre and textile modification methods in its broad meaning, of nanotechnology, textronic technologies has allowed for use of fibres and textiles in virtually all aspects of human life. Not only those traditionally linked with fibres but also in new areas such as road, air and marine transport construction materials, architecture, building, energy production, agriculture and horticulture, land, road and bank reinforcements, filter production, paper and packaging production. Textile materials and techniques are applied in medical products such as wound dressing, hygienic goods but also in state-of-the-art precise prosthetics made of biomaterials, with products being successfully implanted into human organisms.

This variety of applications, achieved by implementing results of scientific work and development of advanced technologies, makes fibres and textiles an inseparable element of human existence and it is impossible to imagine life without them. This idea is reflected in the Conference logo showing a microscopic view of fibres that symbolically surround a Vitruvian man.

About The Textile Institute (TI)

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The mission of The Textile Institute is to promote professionalism in all areas associated with the textile industries worldwide. The Textile Institute has Individual and Corporate Members in up to 80 countries, the membership covers all sectors and all disciplines in textiles, clothing and footwear. Within these global industries the aim of the Institute is to facilitate learning, to recognise achievement, to reward excellence and to disseminate information. The Textile Institute is a unique organisation in textiles, clothing and footwear. It was incorporated in England by a Royal Charter granted in 1925, was inaugurated in 1910 and is a registered charity. The Textile Institute is a fully international organisation represented by local and national offices around the world with its International Headquarters based in Manchester, UK.

About the Institute of Natural Fibres and Medicinal Plants (INF&MP)

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The Institute of Natural Fibres and Medicinal Plants is an interdisciplinary research centre with international standing, involved in complex research on obtaining and processing of fibrous and herbal raw materials.

The Institute is involved in a number of national and international research projects; cooperates multi directionally with numerous research centres worldwide; works for agriculture, environment protection, construction, transport, food and pharmaceutical industries and medicine.

The Centres for Excellence CELLUBAST and Medicinal Plants in Nutrition and Medicine, Accredited Flammability as well as Textile Laboratories (Polish Centre for Accreditation No. AB 225) operate at the INF&MP. These centres and laboratories use the state-of-the-art equipment allowing for conducting flammability tests of different materials, including textiles, specific for the area of application and physico-mechanical tests of these materials.



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