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RISE 2017 announces expanded programme

The RISE Conference embraces INDA’s mission to stimulate, and recognize innovation, said Dave Rousse, INDA’s President.

24th July 2017

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Cary, NC

Medical/Hygiene, Industrial

RISE – The Research, Innovation & Science for Engineered Fabrics Conference, has announced an expanded programme with 25 innovative industry leaders presenting an unmatched and critical dialogue on the theme This Changes Everything.

Taking place from 12-14 September 2017 at the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel, Raleigh, NC, RISE, now in its seventh edition, continues to connect new and emerging technologies with near-term commercial applications to solve immediate real-world industry needs.

The expanded innovative programme agenda explores: The future of Manufacturing, Moisture Management, Nonwoven Structures, Inventing the Future, Advanced Materials Performance, Wetlaid Nonwovens, Technology and Money, Advanced Biomaterials, Advanced Machinery, Industry updates in Nonwoven Market Changes, and Government Affairs. 

A sampling of speaker presentations includes:

  • Bernd Kunze, PhD, Rethinking, Developing and Implementing New Products – Reifenhäuser Group
  • Yoel Fink, PhD, Realizing Moore’s Law for Fibers – Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA)
  • Christian Lenges, PhD, Enzymatic Polymerization: PolySaccharides & Engineered Fabrics Applications – DuPont Industrial BioScience
  • Viraj Shah, Novel PE for Spunblown Applications –The Dow Chemical Company
  • Sharon Belenzon, PhD, Declining Science in Corporate R&D – The Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
  • Doug Brown, Recovering Heat with Polypropylene Spun-blown® Fibers – Biax-Fiberfilm Corporation
  • Ping Hao, Advanced Elastomerics Superior Stretch and Recovery – Uniquetex LLC
  • Anke Domaske, The Most Innovative Combination in the Nonwoven Market – QMILK GmbH
  • Jessica Franken, Government Affairs Update –INDA

“The RISE Conference embraces INDA’s mission to stimulate, and recognize innovation. Without doubt, there will be occasions in the programme when like-minded, forward-thinking technology professionals have a collectively “Ahaa” moment as the potential impact of a new approach to a material science challenge is revealed. For Technology Scouts and New Product Innovators this will truly be an event not to be missed,” said Dave Rousse, INDA’s President.

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, serves hundreds of member companies in the nonwovens/engineered fabrics industry in global commerce. INDA educational courses, market data, test methods, consultancy, and issue advocacy help members succeed by providing them the information they need to better plan and execute their business strategies.

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