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June 2023

Fiera Milano RHOMilan . Italy

ITMA Textile Colourants and Chemicals Forum

9 June 2023, 10:30am – 4:30pm
Fiera Milano Rho, Congress Centre, Taurus Room​​

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Transforming The World Of Textile Colourants Through Green Chemistry


The fourth edition of this forum aims to offer practical and technical insights to professionals in this field. Join in the conversation with like-minded individuals as they discuss trending subjects in the colourants and chemicals industry such as reducing carbon footprint in chemical treatment, improving dyehouse output treatment, fibre fragmentation, and working towards a safe and sustainable chemistry.

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1030 hours - Welcome Remarks

Mr Ernesto Maurer, CEMATEX President


1035 hours- Textile Wastewater: Addressing Microfibre Loss During Manufacture

Keynote Speakers:

Ms Sophie Mather, Founding Director, The Microfibre Consortium

Mr Prasad Pant, Director – South Asia, ZDHC Foundation


1105 hours - Innovation Leading to a Reduction in the Usage of Water, Energy and Chemical Consumptions for the Dyeing Process

Keynote Speaker:

Mr Suhas Khandagale, Global Material Innovation & Strategy Manager, H&M Group


Towards a Safer and More Sustainable Chemical Use in Textile Processing

Moderator: Mr Stefano Cavestro, President, Associazione Italiana Di Chimica Tessile E Coloristica


1145 hours - Bio-based and Circular — A Convergent Solution to Waste and Plastic in Textiles

Mr Carlo Centonze, CEO

HeiQ Materials AG


1205 hours - Innovative Finishing Processes and an Effective Chemicals Management for a Safe and Sustainable Textile Industry – Practical Insights from the Project EnaTex

Ms Evelyn Lempa, Research Scientist 

Ms Aslihan Memisoglu, Research Associate

Hochschule Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences


1225 hours - Sustainable Textile Chemicals. How to Define? How to Get There?

Dr Thomas Schäfer, Senior Expert

Bluesign Technologies AG


1245 hours - Lunch Break


The Rise of Recycled, Natural and Bio Dyes and Their Positive Impact on the Environment

Moderator: Mr Ullhas M. Nimkar, President, Society of Dyers & Colourists (UK)


1400 hours - Recycrom - The 100% Recycled Dyestuffs from Textile Waste

Mr Andrea Venier, Managing Director



1420 hours - Energy Efficient Dyeing Process for Dyeing Cotton with Natural Dyes

Mr Yawer Ali Shah, Co-Founder & CEO

AMA Herbal Laboratories Ptd Ltd


1440 hours - Towards a More Sustainable Future using Bio-Based Dyes for the Coloration of Textiles

Dr Tova N. Williams, Research Assistant Professor

North Carolina State University Wilson College of Textiles


1500 hours - Eco Resources Conservation

Mr Demian J.F. Yeh, Technical Manager

Everlight Chemical Industrial Corp


1520 hours - Coffee Break


1550 hours - Panel Discussion - Scaling Textile Processing Innovations to Unlock the Fashion Industry's Decarbonisation Opportunity



Ms Jana van den Bergen, Innovation Manager, Fashion For Good (FFG)



Mr Per Stenflo, CCO and Founding Partner, imogo AB
Mr Prasad Pant, Director, South Asia, ZDHC Foundation
Mr Praharsha Fonseka, Material Sustainability Innovation Manager, Adidas


1630 hours - Event Closes


Who Should Attend

Brands and Retailers
Colour and Chemical
Dyestuff, Colour and
Chemical Manufacturers
Sustainability Managers
Technical Engineers and
Dyehouse Managers

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