Next week, Miami will host a veritable “Who’s Who” of the nonwoven industry. Manufacturers looking for the latest and greatest in materials research and innovative science in nonwoven fabrics should consider attending.
The RISE® conference, sponsored by INDA, Association for the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, is geared toward product development professionals, research engineers, product managers and other technical professionals. The conference kicks off on Monday, February 9 with a harbor cruise reception and continues though February 12 with a variety of networking sessions, educational sessions and with a special focus on nanofibers for the last day of the conference.
Some highlights for the week that you may want to consider are:
Hygiene: If you’re in the disposable diapers or adult hygiene products markets, you may want to consider attending the February 10 Hygiene sessions from 2pm to 4pm. Experts from the International Antimicrobial Council along with other industry professionals will discuss emerging trends in hygiene products for the industry.
Advanced Materials: If you’re interested in truly cutting edge technologies in nonwoven fabrics, attend this session from 8am to 12pm on February 11. Experts will consider everything from airlaid technology to graphene supercapacitors to electrospun nanofibers.
Spunmelt Products: From 2pm to 4:30pm, learn about the future of spunlaid and spunmelt fabrics.
Nanofibers for the Third Millenium: On February 12, there are four sessions covering nanofibers with concurrent sessions in the morning for the medical industry and technology and then in the afternoon for filtration and technology.
The week is capped off by the RISE Durable Product Award Announcement on February 11, which is a competition among four companies for the prestigious fourth annual award.
It’s certainly an exciting time to be in the nonwovens industry. As technologies continue to improve and capacities expand, these conferences are a terrific opportunity to stay on top of the learning curve.
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