2024
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29.05.
  • Training Seminars

Material alternatives to leather and coated textiles - how do they perform?

Shoes and upholstery, accessories and belts, handbags and satchels - for centuries they have been made from leather and for many decades also from coated textiles. For a few years now, the search for fossil-free and non-animal material alternatives for the same areas of application has been very dynamic. Fungi, alginate, cork, natural latex and bacterial cellulose, but also wine and apple pomace or cactus and pineapple fibers are being investigated in various combinations. The seminar will provide an overview of developments in this field and show the potential and challenges of using such alternative materials.


First Day, 28.05.2024

 

from 12:30Welcome snack 

 

 

13:00Welcome

Dr. Sascha Dietrich

FILK gGmbH, Freiberg

13:20Impulse lecture „Variety of material alternatives to leather and synthetics - trends, strategies, recent developments“

Prof. Dr. Michael Meyer

FILK gGmbH, Freiberg

14:10Break
14:25Terminology and Definitions 

Dr. Sascha Dietrich

FILK gGmbH, Freiberg

14:45

General structures of materials

  • Comparison of general material structures
  • Discussion of manufacturing processes

Prof. Dr. Haiko Schulz

FILK gGmbH, Freiberg

15:20Break 
15:50Specifications and Testing

Dr. Sascha Dietrich

FILK gGmbH, Freiberg

16:25Guided tour through test laboratory, technica and tanning

Dr. Sascha Dietrich

tbd

FILK gGmbH, Freiberg

17:25End of 1st day 
18:30Joint dinner at "Stadtwirtschaft", Freiberg

Second day, 29.05.2024

8:30Biomaterials and Biodegradability

Dr. Anke Mondschein

FILK gGmbH, Freiberg

09:20

Recycling

  • general approaches
  • worthwhile and economic

Dr. Anke Mondschein

FILK gGmbH, Freiberg

09:55

Break

 

10:25

Ecological Footprint of plant-based altenatives to leather

  • Life cycle assessment (LCA)
  • ISO-standards and methodology

Stefan Dittrich

FILK gGmbH, Freiberg

10:55Comparative life cycle assessment of leather, faux leather and trendy alternatives

Dr. Bernhard Trommer

FILK gGmbH, Freiberg

11:25Closing round

 

11:45Fare Well snack / End of  the training seminar

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Journey and Accommodation

You can find information on how to get here and where to stay HERE. In Freiberg, everything in the city center is within easy walking distance.

Contact

FILK Freiberg Institute gGmbH
Meißner Ring 1-5
09599 Freiberg

GERMANY

Fon: +49-(0)3731-366-0
Fax: +49-(0)3731-366-130
E-Mail: mailbox@filkfreiberg.de