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Nonwovens Trending Toward The Nano: INDA′s RISE Conference Includes Nanofibers for the Third Millennium


INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, announced that its Research, Innovation & Science for Engineered Fabrics (RISE) Conference will devote one day of its three-day event to present Nanofibers for the Third Millennium,
a symposium highlighting the major nanofiber application areas and manufacturing processes. The conference will be held Feb. 10-12, in Miami, Florida. Elmarco Inc.,
a manufacturer of electrospun nanofiber equipment, will be a Platinum Sponsor of the symposium.


INDA′s RISE Conference has been connecting technical innovation in engineered
fabrics with practical applications since 2011. It is a conference growing in appeal to Business/Product Development Professionals, Innovation Teams, Product Managers Research Engineers and other Technical Scouts.


The conference coordination responds to the growing interest in combining nanofibers, (fibers with diameters less than 100 nanometers) with nonwoven materials to significantly enhance various performance properties.


“Our RISE Conference aligns with the element of our mission to provide thought-leadership in innovation and technology. Adding the N3M symposium on nanofibers as enhancements to nonwovens brings attendees an exciting new area that simply cannot be ignored by forward looking companies. Having the conference in sunny Miami in February should represent an attractive venue, so we are looking for this to be our best RISE yet,” said Dave Rousse, President of INDA.


The February N3M symposium includes key applications, nanofiber operations and several nanofiber production processes. Applications to be covered include Air/Liquid Filtration, Life Sciences (wound care and tissue scaffolding), and Energy Storage (fuel cells and battery separators).


“We created the conference as a platform for bringing leaders in fine fiber product design together in 2008. Following the success of our sponsorship in Europe, North America and Asia, we′re excited to be working with an association of INDA′s caliber,” said Ales Gardian, Chief Technology Officer, Elmarco, s.r.o.


Delegates will have the option of attending two tracks and four sessions. Two of
the mid-day sessions will be held simultaneously and cap the event with a plenary panel discussion.


The RISE conference opens with a Monday night Welcome Reception at a Miami venue yet to be determined with conference presentations to begin Tuesday morning. Sessions include Spunmelt Technology, Surface Treatments and Modifications, New Fibers and Materials, and Novel Properties, among others.


About INDA
INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, serves hundreds of member companies in the nonwovens/engineered fabrics industry in global commerce. Since 1968, INDA events have helped members connect, learn, innovate and develop their businesses. INDA educational courses, market data, test methods, consultancy and issue advocacy help members succeed by providing them the information they need to better plan and execute their business strategies.

For more information, visit www.inda.org.


About Elmarco
Elmarco works with world leaders in filtration and advanced membranes using the company′s pioneering industrial-scale nanofiber production equipment. Elmarco′s unique Nanospider™ technology is designed for ease of use, scalability, modularity, and flexibility in producing
the highest quality nanofiber membranes. The global headquarters is found in Liberec, Czech Republic, with two sales and services offices in Morrisville, NC, USA, and in Tokyo, Japan. Elmarco employs over 80 people worldwide, including 35 R&D specialists.