INDA conference program

Leading-edge speakers will look at 'what’s next' in engineered materials, from graphene and nanofibers to intelligent fabrics and wearable electronics, at INDA’s Research, Innovation & Science for Engineered Fabrics Conference (RISE) and Nanofibers for the Third Millennium (N3M), February 9-12, Miami, Florida, US.

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, announced the final program with the full line-up of speakers, special events, networking opportunities, table top exhibitors, and RISE Durable Product Award finalists is now available online here.

Cutting-edge sessions

Among the cutting-edge sessions will be presentations on game-changing methods being used to make graphene commercially economical that will be vital for manufacturers of nonwoven substrates, material suppliers, and end-product manufacturers to know. Graphene is a revolutionary, transforming technology that could significantly impact nonwovens.

Other timely RISE sessions include presentations on market opportunities in the explosive US$14 billion textile/stretchable wearable electronics market, materials for soft and wearable robotics, ecological textile finishing, and ceramic and metallic materials. Attendees also will learn what Western companies need to know about intellectual property rights and innovation in China to protect ideas here and abroad.

RISE is the only conference that looks ahead of the technology curve, the event features top researchers, scientists, academia and thought leaders from around the world speaking on the latest advanced materials, processes, and technology.

It will bring together today’s most prescient leaders in materials research and innovative science as applied to engineered fabrics to share discoveries and developments that could impact the use of nonwovens in medical, energy, transportation, hygiene, filtration, and other markets.

Major nanofiber application

The N3M symposium, exclusively on February 12, highlights major nanofiber application areas and manufacturing processes, including air/liquid filtration, life sciences (wound care and tissue scaffolding), and energy storage (fuel cells and battery separators).

For a video preview of the event and registration information click here.