Over 150 professionals in product development, materials science, and new technologies recently attended the 10th RISE conference which was a virtual event.
Over 150 professionals in product development, materials science, and new technologies recently attended the 10th RISE conference which was a virtual event.

Over 150 professionals in product development, materials science, and new technologies recently attended the 10th conference of Research, Innovation & Science for Engineered Fabrics (RISE) which was a virtual conference.

The event was co-organised by the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (INDA), the Nonwovens Institute, and North Carolina State University. Programme content focused on societal issues affecting the nonwovens industry, bio-sourced polymers and fibres, Covid-19 responses and sustainability.

The programme included the presentation of the RISE Innovation Award winner and virtual networking options, including a session where participants ask expert speakers questions about their presentations.

The RISE Innovation Award was presented to the Nonwovens Institute at North Carolina State University for its spunbond high efficiency filter media. The product is a new approach to creating filtration media with the right efficiency at low pressure drop at a throughput of 350 kg/m/h.  The pressure drop with The Nonwovens Institute’s new filter is unmatched by any meltblown structure and doesn’t require electrostatic charging. 

For information on the next RISE conference in 2021, go to the RISE website