The „Technical Textiles-Present and Future” International Symposium is a scientific event that has become traditional in the field of textiles, since 2009, being organized by the Department of Engineering and Design of Textile Products within the Faculty of Industrial Design and Business Management from Gheorghe Asachi Technical University of Iași, Romania.

Over the years and from one edition to another, the International Symposium TTPF brought together leading researchers, textile experts from the industry, teachers from academia and vocational education, PhD students, and relevant stakeholders from the national and international scientific area to share their knowledge and the good practices regarding the technical textiles.

Reaching the seventh edition now, the International Symposium “Technical Textiles-Present and Future” has become a scientific forum in the field of technical textiles, supporting the cross-disciplinary research fields, providing the participants a real opportunity for ideas exchanging, to present the latest achievements, and to discuss perspectives.

With the focus on the latest scientific and technical advances in technical textiles but also on the companies’ needs for innovative solutions, a new topic concerning environmental and sustainability issues for the technical textiles field was introduced for TTPF 2021, a topic which we hope will stir the interest of all participants.