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RISE 2016 to provide inside look at future of engineered materials

According to INDA, this conference will explore the latest game-changing research, innovation, and science related to engineered fabrics.

30th November 2015

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Cary, NC

Medical/Hygiene, Civil Engineering, Sustainable

Entering its sixth year, RISE is devoted to business/product development professionals, innovation teams, product manager’s research engineers, and other technical scouts charged with staying abreast of new technologies that could enhance their own. 

RISE is for those seeking technical presentations centred on developing and driving innovation and technology within engineered fabrics, organisers report.

Presentations and leading speakers

From presentations looking at the potential for using milkweed in nonwoven products to developing materials that can self-heal and recycling carbon fibres, this conference will explore the latest game-changing research, innovation, and science related to engineered fabrics.

Alexander A. Koukoulas, PhD, President, CEO, Georgia Southern University, Herty Advanced Materials Development Center will discuss Where do we go from here in wet-laid forming? The presentation will explore how the demand for sustainable and renewable fibre sources may present new life for this technology.

Peter Ricchiuti, Assistant Dean of Business School/Professor, Tulane University, will share his outlook on how energy will impact manufacturing when he presents What's next for energy and the economy? The founder of Tulane’s nationally acclaimed Burkenroad Reports student stock research programme, Ricchiuti is the author of Stocks Under Rocks.

The Future for Raw Materials for Nonwovens will be explored by Chuck Carr, Director of Propylene Studies, IHS Chemical, who will offer a glimpse at what the future may hold as the Shale Gas Revolution changes the petrochemical landscape.  

RISE Durable Product Award

INDA also is seeking nominations from companies of innovative nonwoven products and technologies for its RISE Durable Product Award. The award is given to a durable nonwoven product chosen for its innovative use of nonwoven fabric and/or technology that is commercially sold and used in the consumer or industrial marketplace.

Other RISE event highlights include a welcome reception, Dinner with an Industry Thought Leader, as well as the scheduled networking opportunities to connect with more than 100 attendees; and connecting with more than 20 product exhibits.


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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