TexComp is an international conference dedicated to textile composites. The unique possibility to control the composite properties by a clever design of the textile reinforcement and important cost advantages lead to wide use of textile composites in aeronautic, automotive, civil engineering, marine, medicine, sport, wind energy and other applications. The TexComp conferences started by an initiative of Prof Verpoest in 1992 in Leuven, and toured the world ever since. TexComp14 is again held in Kyoto.
Conference topics cover experimental studies, modelling, case studies related to design, manufacturing, properties, performance and applications of textile composites and their reinforcements.

01 TexComp1 1992 Leuven Belgium Ignaas Verpoest
02 TexComp2 1994 Leuven Belgium Ignaas Verpoest, Frank Ko
03 TexComp3 1996 Aachen Germany Thomas Gries
04 TexComp4 1998 Kyoto Japan Hiroyuki Hamada
05 TexComp5 2000 Leuven Belgium Ignaas Verpoest
06 TexComp6 2002 Philadelphia USA Frank Ko
07 TexComp7 2004 Yonezawa Japan Hiroyuki Hamada
08 TexComp8 2006 Nottingham UK Andrew Long
09 TexComp9 2008 Newark USA Suresh Advani, John Gillespie
10 TexComp10 2010 Lille France Christophe Binetrui, Francois Boussu
11 TexComp11 2013 Leuven Belgium Stepan V. Lomov
12 TexComp12 2015 Raleigh USA Alexander Bogdanovich
13 TexComp13 2018 Milan Italy Valter Carvelli



Asami Nakai (Gifu University, Japan)
Tetsusei Kurashiki (Osaka University, Japan)


Akio Ohtani (Kyoto Institute of Technology, Japan)
Yasumasa Nakanishi (Mie University, Japan)

Local Scientific committee

Masamichi Kawai (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
Toshiyasu Kinari (Kanazawa University, Japan)
Masayuki Kitamura (Hokuriku Fiber Glass Co.,Ltd., Japan)
Masato Nishi (JSOL Corp., Japan)
Kazuya Okubo (Doshisha University, Japan)
Tatsuo Sakakibara (ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation, Japan)
Tadashi Uozumi (Murata Machinery, LTD., Japan)
Tomohiro Yokozeki (University of Tokyo, Japan)

International Scientific committee

Suresh Advani (University of Delaware, USA)
Remko Akkerman (University of Twente, The Netherlands)
Alex Bogdanovich (USA)
Christophe Binetruy (Ecole Centrale de Nantes, France)
Francois Boussu (ENSAIT, France)
Valter Carvelli (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
Julie Chen (University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA)
Tsu-Wei Chou (University of Delaware, USA)
Dominique Coupe (Safran Group, France)
Brian Cox (USA)
Thomas Gries (ITA, Germany)
Frank Ko (University of British Columbia, Canada)
Stepan Lomov (KU Leuven, Belgium)
Andrew Long (University of Nottingham, UK)
Alfred Loos (Michigan State University, USA)
Asami Nakai (Gifu University, Japan)
Ignaas Verpoest (KU Leuven, Belgium)
Masaru Zako (Osaka University, Japan)

Venue & Locations


The unique characteristic of KIT(Kyoto Institute of Technology), the exploration of “Wisdom, Beauty and Technology,” has evolved over our 110 year history dating from the establishment of our predecessor institutions, Kyoto College of Technology and Kyoto College of Textile Fibers.



Kyoto served as Japan's capital and the emperor's residence from 794 until 1868. It is one of the country's ten largest cities with a population of 1.5 million people and a modern face.
Over the centuries, Kyoto was destroyed by many wars and fires, but due to its exceptional historic value, the city was dropped from the list of target cities for the atomic bomb and escaped destruction during World War II. Countless temples, shrines and other historically priceless structures survive in the city today.

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