Program

Carpets and textile floor coverings do not only decorate houses, offices, hotel lobbies and (public) transportation means, but they are also highly technological products, based on excellent research and development.

The carpet factory of the future is created today by the sector’s transition into a sustainable and hightech industry, with a cross-sectoral approach and open innovation policy.

The 6th edition of the WORLD CARPET CONGRESS will focus on different application areas and innovative opportunities for textile floor coverings, carpets and rugs.

DAY 1 | THURSDAY JUNE 8TH

MORNING SESSION

CHAIR: GEERT VANDEN BOSSCHE
(BALTA, BE)

08.45 Welcome & Practical aspects of the Congress by the Chairman
08.50   Industry 4.0: Digital transformation in the manufacturing industry
Ulrich Seldeslachts (LSEC & 3 IF, BE)
09.20 Cyberphysical systems (CPS) in the floorcovering industry
Guy Verrue (Beaulieu International Group, BE)
09.50 Relevance of social media in the carpet business
Mic Adam (Vanguard Leadership, BE)
10.15 COFFEE BREAK
11.00 Expectations from the customers; opinion of the floor covering installers
Johan Debuf (Oxfloor, BE and chairman WG floor coverings at WTCB, BE)
11.30 Hello Niaga®. Goodbye waste!
Josse Kunst (DSM-NIAGA, NL)
12.00 From hungry birds to innovation thinking
Prof. Dr. em. Marc Van Parys (UNITEX, BE)



12.30 | LUNCH

AFTERNOON SESSION

CHAIR: LAURENCE FLAMAND
(DEVAN, BE)

14.00 From granulate to carpet
Kristof De Ruyck (Van de Wiele, BE)
14.20   Impact of the Polymer in BCF yarn manufacturing on spin finish requirements
Dr Jürgen Weigel (Archroma, DE)
14.40 Spin Finish Formulations and their Adaption to the Polymer
Dr Joachim Cziollek (Vertexco, BE)
15.00 Everything becomes digital; also carpet printing and manufacturing
Tony Naschberger & Markus Dorer (Zimmer, AU & Dystar, DE)
15.30 QUESTION TIME
15.40 COFFEE BREAK
16.15 Fibre composites – New opportunities for the next generation of tufting machines
Dirk Hanuschik (TFI- Institut für Bodensysteme an der RWTH Aachen, DE)
16.35 Digitalization in carpet printing. New challenges and opportunities
Sylvia Hane (Tanatex, NL)
16.55 Innovative developments and applications in woven polyester primary backing
Robert Rossing (Mattex Fabrics, AE-DE)
17.15 Devan is bringing carpets to life
Marleen Vanderauwera, (Devan, BE)
17.35 Dyestuff - Is It The Origin Or The Solution For Problems?
Daniël Inauen (CHT-Bezema, DE)
17.45 QUESTION TIME



18.00 | RECEPTION AND BBQ

DAY 2 | FRIDAY JUNE 9TH

MORNING SESSION

CHAIR: JAN LAPERRE
(CENTEXBEL / VKC, BE)

08.45 Markers for better Sorting towards Recycling
Mike De Vrieze & Stijn Corneillie (Centexbel, BE)
09.05   Electronic measurement system of electrostatic characteristics of floor coverings
Didier Van Daele (UGent, BE)
09.25 SensFloor© High-tech Care Solutions
Christl Lauterbach (Future Shape, DE)
09.45 The Nedgraphics design to product work ow for carpet products
Bernd Mielke (Nedgraphics, NL)
10.05 Heated godets for modern spinning plants
Ralph von Arx (Retech, CH)
10.25 QUESTION TIME
10.35 COFFEE BREAK
11.10 Next Generation Metallocene Polyethylene for Artifcial Grass Yarn and Primary Backing
Dr Jeroen Wassenaar & ir Pieter Geeurickx (Total, BE)
11.30 Artifcial turf Perforation
Kristof Vanderhaeghe (Cretes, BE)
11.50 Vega Digital printer- Total Solution of Digital Carpet Printing
James Zhu (Texco, CN)
12.10 New online measurements of the wetting behaviour of BCF spin finishes during melt spinning
Dr. Ulli Stier (Zschimmer & Schwarz, DE)
12.30 QUESTION TIME and CLOSING



12.45 | LUNCH

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