Organised for the second time, the Textile Printing & Sustainability Conference (TPS) returns to Düsseldorf on 15 and 16 October 2024. The organisers from the European Specialist Printing Manufacturers Association (ESMA) are inviting presentations on all the critical factors shaping textile production and decoration today and in the near future. Suppliers, researchers and experts in printing technology – especially inkjet and screen printing – can submit their abstracts until 31 March 2024.
In 2022, key market players and leading academic institutes met for the first time on the new platform to discuss solutions for a responsible textile industry and the contribution of printing technologies. From materials science and printing systems to microfactories and finishing, TPS brings together all those driving change and leading to innovation.
This year’s edition will feature two days of presentations, with plenty of time for networking in the accompanying exhibition area. Each conference block will open with keynote speeches that balance inspiration, policy guidance, market trends and the latest technological insights. Topics include the EU Green Deal, eco-design regulations, recycled substrates and biofibres, textile brand strategies, new business models, market scenarios and future innovation paths.
The solutions presented by suppliers to the printing industry include printing inks and chemistry (with a focus on circular economy and resource efficiency) as well as hardware (print heads, electronics, printing systems) and workflow automation (software, RIP, colour management, finishing techniques).
Textile Printing & Sustainability is intended to provide a broad perspective on market and technology developments. Wherever there is potential for improvement in printing processes, TPS analyses the possibilities, identifies the bottlenecks and points out disruptive developments.
ESMA has been active in the industrial printing sector since 1990 and has evolved as a European association for print manufacturers in screen and digital printing into an organisation representing industrial, functional and speciality printing. Over the years, ESMA has developed the concept of the Knowledge Hub, which today provides cross-technology expertise to almost 70 European manufacturer members and technology partners. Every ESMA member enjoys favourable conditions at the major trade fairs and ESMA’s own conferences. Other benefits include access to technical seminars and committee meetings. Partners and members receive support and promotion in relation to health, safety and environmental legislation and participate in the setting of industry standards.