Speakers and delegates gathered in Berlin, Germany, for the latest edition of the International Conference on Textile Coating and Laminating; TCL2019 on 14-15 March 2019. The presentations given over the two-day conference highlighted the drive for individual, cost-effective and sustainable products whilst reducing consumption of water, chemicals and energy. New concepts and techniques were described to achieve these aims, which sparked informative discussions during the forum sessions. There were ample networking opportunities for all participants during the breaks in and around the exhibition area and at the Evening Reception.