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NART 2016 Conference announces call for papers

The Nanofibers, Applications and Related Technologies Conference will present the latest findings in nanofibre materials, applications and trends.

7th March 2016

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Cary, NC

Industrial, Sustainable, Clothing/​Footwear, Medical/Hygiene, Sports/​Outdoor

INDA and The Nonwovens Institute have announced a call for papers from nanofibre experts and academia for the Nanofibers, Applications and Related Technologies (NART 2016) Conference taking place this fall. Abstracts should be submitted by 11 April 2016.

Featuring the latest findings in nanofibre materials, applications and trends, NART 2016 will bring together experts from universities, research institutes and industry, when its takes place in Raleigh, NC, from 13-15 September.

Great opportunity

Last year’s conference was held at Technical University of Liberec in Liberec, Czech Republic. INDA is the new co-organizer of the event with The Nonwovens Institute at North Carolina State University.

“This is a great opportunity to bring academia, industry and government together to share ideas in the emerging and exciting areas enabled by new technologies,” said conference leader Behnam Pourdeyhimi, PhD, Executive Director of The Nonwovens Institute and the William A. Klopman Distinguished Professor of Materials in the College of Textiles. Behnam Pourdeyhimi was also recently named Editor-in-Chief of INDA’s Journal of Engineered Fibers and Fabrics (JEFF).

“We are pleased to co-sponsor this event with The Nonwovens Institute on the cutting-edge topic of nanofibres that is particularly relevant to our industry members,” said Dave Rousse, INDA president. “Our involvement in this important event, along with Behnam’s Editor-in-Chief role on the JEFF Journal demonstrates the increased collaboration between our industry and academia.”

NART 2016 programme

NART 2016 will feature presentations on micro and nanofibre technology and trends; micro and nanofibres and related materials; and micro and nanofibres and other nanomaterials in products.

The conference will include three days of plenary sessions, as well as poster displays and sponsor tabletops, and networking opportunities. A reception will be held in the evening of 13 September.

To submit a paper, applicants should email the abstract title, a brief summary of the presentation and contact information to: Behnam Pourdeyhimi at [email protected] .


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.

The Nonwovens Institute (NWI) is an accredited academic programme for the interdisciplinary field of engineered fabrics. Based at the Centennial Campus of North Carolina State University in Raleigh, the NWI is an innovative global partnership between industry, government and academe.

NWI supports over 50 graduate students and is a global leader in nonwovens education, research and service. The Institute also houses extensive state-of-the-art facilities from fibre formation to fabric formation, coating and lamination and analytical facilities.  These capabilities are available for product development, analytical services, materials testing, as well as training programmes.

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