The US will host a conference on nonwovens from April 23 to 26, 2017. It will feature new developments in nonwoven technology. The conference provides a good mix of market information and technology. In addition to nonwovens there will be discussions on new trends in filtration.
Technical sessions will focus on many emerging topics such as cellulose nano fibers for nonwoven use, polyamide nano fibers for li-ion battery applications, hemp fibers for wipes, nonwoven cotton substrate for separating oil from oil-water mixture etc. Given the growth in smart textiles, a talk will focus on fiber device for energy harvesting.
The conference is organized by the Technical Association of Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI). TAPPI is a 100 year old professional association and provides a platform for nonwoven industry professionals to interact with peers and exchange technical information. A special feature of this nonwoven conference is that it is co-located with PaperCon, the premier pulp and paper conference of TAPPI. This gives an opportunity for nonwoven professionals to learn about allied fields.
Nonwovens are known as engineered fabrics. As compared to traditional woven and knitting technology, a larger volume of materials can be produced at a lower cost by using nonwoven technology.