Organized by the Faculty of Industrial Design and Business Management of the „Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University from Iași, Romania, on 23 November 2023 in an online format, the International Symposium “Technical Textiles – Present and Future” TTPF 2023 is a scientific event that has become a tradition in the field of textiles since 2009.

Reaching the eight editions now, the TTPF 2023 Symposium has become a scientific forum in the field of technical textiles. It supports interdisciplinary research areas and provides a real opportunity for participants to share the latest findings and discuss perspectives on the sustainability challenges facing our field of interest.

Over the years and from edition to edition, the symposium has brought together leading researchers, textile experts from industry, teachers from academia and professional training to share their achievements and best practises in the field of technical textiles with relevant stakeholders from the national and international scientific field, including undergraduate and postgraduate students as future professionals.

In this context, the eighth edition of the International Symposium „Technical Textiles – Present and Future” TTPF2023 will be the second edition of the symposium for which the accepted papers will be published as Open Access Proceedings by Sciendo (De Gruyter Poland) and indexed in various databases.

The topics of TTPF 2023 will focus on the latest scientific advances in the field of technical textiles, but also on companies’ needs for innovative solutions to environmental and sustainability issues in the field of technical textiles: Technical Textiles for Agrotech, Buildtech and Geotech Applications; Technical Textiles for Clothtech and Hometech Applications; Technical Textiles for Indutech and Mobiltech Applications; Functional and Smart Textiles for Medtech, Protech and Sportech Applications; Technical Textiles for Oekotech and Packtech Applications; Technical Textiles and Sustainability; Textile Education and Training for the Technical Textiles Field; Management and Entrepreneurship.