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US forum RISE 2021 to focus on material science & sustainability

Jul '21
The 11th edition of RISE (Research, Innovation, & Science for Engineered Fabrics) conference, will be held from September 28-30, 2021 virtually. Industry technical leaders will provide insights into material science developments advancing sustainability at the forum. It is co-organised by INDA, The Nonwovens Institute, and North Carolina State University.

Building on last year’s excitement, more than 150 professionals in product development, materials science, and new technologies are expected to attend the event online. The latest speaker line-up is available on the RISE website. The cutting-edge discussions for RISE attendee participation includes sustainability in material inputs and end-of-life performance, government/NGO challenges to single-use plastics, and market intelligence and economic insights post-pandemic, INDA said in a press release.

The programme will include expert presentations from industry leaders, round-table discussions and question-and-answer sessions on the key themes of material science developments for sustainable nonwovens, sustainability, increasing circularity in nonwovens, and promising innovations in nonwovens, processes and materials.

Behnam Pourdeyhimi, William A. Klopman distinguished professor and executive director, North Carolina State University, The Nonwovens Institute will present the topic ‘Promising Materials Development Using PLA’. Phantom Platform: The Polyolefin-cellulose Coformed Substrates Technology at Its Best’ will be presented by Fabio Zampollo, CEO, Teknoweb Materials.

DeeAnn Nelson, development programme manager, and Nick Carter, vice-president of marketing and business intelligence, both from Avgol Nonwovens will present the topic ‘Biotransformation Technology in Polyolefin Fibers and Nonwoven Fabrics, Focus on Fugitive Used Articles’. ‘High-Loft, Ultra-Soft Hygiene Solutions’ will be presented by Paul Rollin, global team lead – nonwovens, ExxonMobil, according to INDA.

Matthew Tipper, operations director, Nonwovens Innovation & Research Institute, (NIRI), UK, will speak on ‘Innovating a Sustainable Future for Nonwovens; A European Perspective’. Wai-shing Yung, technical director, Ascend Performance Materials will speak on ‘Filtration Media Functionalized with Zinc Oxide’.

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