European Society of Protective Clothing

8th European Conference on Protective Clothing
Upcoming generation

Porto, Portugal | 7-9 May 2018
Organizing institute: Citeve


Call for Abstracts now open!

It is our pleasure to invite you to participate in the 8th European Conference on Protective Clothing, which will be held 7-9 May 2018 in Porto, Portugal.

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. It is organized by CITEVE – 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).

Topics covered by internationally recognised experts:

  • New methods and standards
  • Thermoregulatory systems for protective clothing
  • Smart systems and wearables for protective clothing
  • New materials, functionalizations and technologies
  • Multi-risk protection
  • Sports and Medical Protection
  • Sustainability and circular economy
  • Ergonomics and Comfort
  • Digitisation/Industry 4.0 and PPE performance modelling
  • Selection, safe use, maintenance and lifecycle

Concerning Firefighters Theme Day, topics for special firefighters’protective clothing such as Task-specific clothing, System approach,Textile layering as adaptive protection, Cooling and (forced) ventilation, Integrated sensor techniques, Protective layers against hazardous materials in smoke and Care and maintenance will be discussed.

The conference intends to be a platform to disseminate, to exchange and to discuss the results of research, project developments and implementation programmes related to protective clothing, with a strong focus on user protection and well-being, installing a dialogue between industries and academic organizations. In addition, the purpose of a “Firefighters Theme Day” is to initiate interaction between end-users and scientists to create a better understanding of their worlds.

You are invited and encouraged to contribute to the program by submitting abstracts for oral and/or poster presentation and we look forward to your active involvement.

We look forward to seeing you at ECPC 8th Edition in this passionate and historic city of Porto.

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