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RISE Conference 2017 seeks abstracts

Professionals are encouraged to submit their innovative, technical abstracts by 31 January 2017.

28th September 2016

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Cary, NC

Sustainable, Medical/Hygiene, Packaging, Industrial

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, has issued a call for papers for the seventh annual RISE (Research, Innovation & Science for Engineered Fabrics) Conference to be held from 12-14 September 2017, at the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel, Raleigh, NC.

RISE 2017 will feature two-and-a-half days of pioneering research and science. Professionals are encouraged to submit their innovative, technical abstracts by 31 January 2017 for the opportunity to gain recognition for their work from the industry, potential partners, and customers.

RISE 2016 explored futuristic technologies, concepts, and ideas that offered innovative solutions for current industry needs. The programme content included making lighter weight, economic, and sustainable nonwovens from eucalyptus and milkweed materials; rebuilding fibres and fabrics with leading edge self-healing bio-formation structures; and discerning insights into disposable technology for advanced durable applications.

New technologies

“The RISE Conference continues to offer presentations on fascinating new technologies related to nonwovens that are on the cusp of commercialization,” said Dave Rousse, INDA President. 

“This is forward thinking, state-of-the-art research and science that you can’t find anywhere else. Participants time and time again have stated that the information and technologies presented at RISE directly relate to their current projects and offer proactive solutions to their biggest challenges.”


Topics currently under consideration include:

  • Raw materials (developments in polymer technology; sustainable materials development, or novel uses of existing renewables; fibre development or utilization; nano- and micro-fibre innovations; peripheral material technologies such as elastomeric materials, films, adhesives; market dynamics)
  • Equipment and processing (new processing technologies; novel processing techniques or combinations thereof; new or novel converting processes; process control and optimization) 
  • Product related technologies (new or novel solutions for existing technical problems; use of composite materials as solutions; technologies specifically aimed at flammability, acoustic and thermal properties, and moisture management; new testing methodologies or equipment; global trends in standards regulations)
  • Applications (medical and hygiene; filtration; geofabrics and building construction; automotive; smart materials)


INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, serves hundreds of member companies in the nonwovens/engineered fabrics industry in global commerce. Since 1968, INDA events have helped members connect, learn, innovate, and develop their businesses.

INDA educational courses, market data, test methods, consultancy, and issue advocacy aim to help members succeed by providing them the information they need to better plan and execute their business strategies.


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