PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

Information Square & Innovation Forum

  • Information will be shared about: NTA 8195, sector plan textile, SDG’s, yarn types, circular fabric, recycling techniques, circular textile innovations and more…
  • In collaboration with knowledge institutes.

Presentation/ interviews (also online):

  • B2B end-users of various segments.
  • Specialists sustainable textiles.
  • Emphasis on NTA 8195, circular targets and the relevance of the EPR (in Dutch: UPV).

Expected speakers:

  • Ruud Scheerders of RS Sustainability with Rijkswaterstaat (Department of Waterways and Public Works).
  • Circular gowns for healthcare (Covid-19), developed by CleanLease Consortium, with the Amsterdam Economic Board.
  • Shirley Schijvens of Schijvens Confectiefabriek will present realistic textile recycling projects.
  • Peter Koppert of Modint will update us about the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR/ Dutch: UPV).
  • Natascha van der Velden will share insights of her PhD research about LCA and eco-footprint calculations, at Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), referred to by Higg MSI.
  • Mariska Zandvliet, President of EuRIC Textiles will share the European view on textiles in the circular economy.
  • Tich Vanduren, Director of Frankenhuis, part of Boer Group, will discuss the technical challenges in recycling textiles.
  • NEN Delft informs about the regulation of circular textiles by NTA 8195, the current phase, the certification requirements and expectations of European regulation.
  • Centexbel will present on various interesting topics, such as:
    • Textile recycling inventory of options in the EU
    • Removal of coatings by microwave technology
    • Economic feasibility of textile recycling