Significant growth anticipated for high-performance nonwovens was the conclusion of the second Conference on Nonwovens for High-performance Applications 4-5 March 2015. Although some advanced nonwovens have started to become commoditised, it is clear that growth is driven mainly by the continuous development of new areas of application and the trend for new production processes, resulting in the need for constant innovation.
The presentations of proceedings from NHPA2015 (March 2015) are now available to order on a CD-Rom as PDF files, plus audio files of the discussion workshops.
NHPA2015 was held at the Novotel Cannes Montfleury, Cannes, France 4-5 March 2015. Senior staff from around the world attended to hear two days of expert presentations and engage in workshops and discussions. The second edition of this unique conference series proved a great success for delegates, speakers and exhibitors.
The 19 presentations as given at the conference are available on a CD-Rom as PDF files, plus audio files of the discussion workshops.
For more information on the papers presented, the conference programme and presentation abstracts, please visit www.intnews.com/NHPA
- Keynote: End-uses, processes and nano options – 14,300 possibilities for nonwovens, Brad Kalil, INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (USA)
- Overview: Market opportunities for high performance nonwovens, Adrian Wilson, Technical Textiles International/Sustainable Nonwovens (UK)
- The search for margins in a commoditised industry, Colin Purvis, Consultant (Spain)
- The range of technologies for high performance nonwovens in the automotive industry and examples of exterior and interior applications, Detlev Käppel, Tenowo GmbH (Germany)
- The new CETI technical research centre and opportunities for the nonwovens industry in France, Pascal Denizart, CETI (France)
- Success with new natural fibre nonwovens in the automotive and aircraft industries, William Anthony, EcoTechnilin (UK)
- A Human-centred design approach for the development of advanced medical devices, Matthew Tipper, NIRI – the Nonwovens Innovation Research Institute (UK)
- Sintered nonwovens for high temperature filtration applications, Marc Jolly, Norafin (Germany).
- High temperature pollution control filtration with polyacrylates, Michael Gerakios, Metis Technologies (Australia)
- Superabsorbent fibres for advanced functionality and features within high performance nonwovens, James Docherty, Technical Absorbents (UK)
- The new Reicotec process and other developments with advanced spunmelt technology, beyond the established absorbent hygiene markets, Nicolas Quick, Reifenhauser REICOFIL (Germany)
- The potential for nonwovens as carriers for inorganic electronics in wearable systems, Margreet de Kok, The Holst Centre (The Netherlands)
- Smart nonwoven technology for PET, bicomponents and biopolymers, Johanna Schröder, Oerlikon Neumag (Germany)
- Experience with meltblown webs made from high melt viscosity polymers, Mark Smith, Fibre Extrusion Technology (UK)
- An add-on module for pilot spinning plants for spunbonding new high-cost polymers, Lukasz Debicki ITA, RWTH Aachen University (Germany)
- Inherently fire resistant nonwovens for high-voltage protective garments, Berndt Köll, Lenzing AG (Austria)
- Customized three-dimensional nonwovens for bone tissue regeneration, Ronny Brünler, ITM Dresden University (Germany)
- Airlay carbon nonwovens – new applications as functional layers in composites, Claus Lütke, ITA, RWTH Aachen University (Germany)
- High-performance nonwovens for infrastructural developments in India, Prakash Khatwani, Saravjanik College of Engineering and Technology (India)