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8th European Conference on Protective Clothing (ECPC) to take place in Porto this spring

8th European Conference on Protective Clothing to take place in Porto this spring

The city of Porto in Portugal will host the participants of the 8th European Conference on Protective Clothing (ECPC), which is scheduled for May 7-8th, 2018.

A 3-day conference in the unique setting of Porto historic city will bring together industry innovators, technology providers, researchers, clusters and other actors from the Protective Clothing industry sector from across Europe.

The organisers promise to provide attendees with the opportunities to explore, learn, share, and do networking, through an attractive well-balanced programme of presentations, posters and discussion sessions.

The conference will embrace domains like integrated electronics/smart textiles, product safety, ergonomics, comfort, sustainability, and regulatory aspects. In addition, this year conference will focus on the needs of firefighters. According to Transparency Market Research, flame resistant fabrics market is estimated to reach $6.56 billion by 2024, demonstrating growth at almost 7% CAGR over the forecast period.

This 8th European Conference on Protective Clothing is organized by Technological Centre for the Textile and Clothing Industries of Portugal in association with the European Society of Protective Clothing (ESPC), the Federation of the European Union Fire Officer Associations (FEU), the Institute for Safety (IFV) and the European Safety Federation (ESF).

Early registration is prior the 1st of March 2018 and full information is available on the conference website.

To recap, Dutch Design Week 2017 demonstrated heat resistant basalt fiber clothing that is more cost-effective and sustainable than solutions based on aramid fibers.

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