Highlights of the RISE 2018 Conference included keynote presentations on Biomimicry and Nonwovens and The US Economic Outlook.
Highlights of the RISE 2018 Conference included keynote presentations on Biomimicry and Nonwovens and The US Economic Outlook.

Visitors to INDA’s eighth edition RISE Conference, which took place earlier in mid-September, had high praise for the new technologies and new ideas that were presented there.

Technology scouts and product developers attending INDA’s latest Research, Innovation & Science for Engineered Fabrics Conference, said it was an excellent source of new designs and ideas and a valuable insight into new applications and market segments.

The programme included presentations on Bio-innovation in Nonwovens, Market Dynamics and Trends, E-textiles and Standards, Medical Nonwoven Developments, Web Formation and Technologies, Material Science Developments and Microfibers in the Marine Environment.

Highlights of the event included keynote presentations on Biomimicry and Nonwovens: Taking Great Ideas from Nature and Making Them a Commercial Reality by Marie O’Mahony, Consultant, O’Mahony Consultancy, and The U.S. Economic Outlook, by Mark Vitner, Managing Director and Senior Economist, Wells Fargo.

Other highlights included a poster exhibition of 15 research projects from Ph.D. students at North Carolina State University’s College of Textiles. The display presented topics ranging from Process-Structure-Property Relationships of Melt-Blown PVDF for Battery Separators, to Superhydrophilic and Superoleophobic Materials for Oil/Water Separation, and Counteracting Antimicrobial Resistance with Photoactive Polymers, among others.