Techtextil North America

Free membership

Receive our weekly Newsletter
and set tailored daily news alerts.


Registration now open for RISE Conference and N3M Symposium

The RISE and N3M conference features presentations, as well as the RISE Durable Product Award, recognising innovation.

7th November 2014

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Cary, NC

Medical/Hygiene, Industrial, Packaging, Civil Engineering

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, has opened registration for its fifth annual Research, Innovation and Science for Engineered Fabrics (RISE) Conference that is due to take place from 9-12 February in Miami, FL.

The entire closing day of the conference will be dedicated to the Nanotechnology for the Third Millennium (N3M) symposium, which highlights major nanofibre application areas and manufacturing processes.

RISE 2015 highlights

INDA’s RISE Conference is devoted to business/product development professionals, innovation teams, product managers, research engineers, and other technical scouts seeking technical presentations centred on developing and driving innovation and technology within engineered fabrics.

“Our RISE Conference with the N3M symposium on nanofibres brings attendees an exciting new area that simply cannot be ignored by forward-looking companies,” said Dave Rousse, President of INDA.

“We will explore ‘what’s next’ from industry’s most prescient leaders in materials research and innovative science and how it can and will be applied to engineered fabrics.”

Speaker preview

Presentations being made at the conference include:

  • Fascinating Nonwoven Research Areas Now Bearing Fruit, by Behnam Pourdeyhimi, PhD, Associate Dean for Industry Research and Extension, William A. Klopman Distinguished Professor, North Carolina State University, Executive Director, The Nonwovens Institute.
  • Tech Scouting in the Rolled Goods Industry, by Fred Lybrand, President, Americas, Elmarco.
  • Textile Integration of Electronic Functionality: Wearable Market Forecasts for the Next Decade, by Harry Zervos, PhD, Principal Analyst, IDTechEx.
  • Bioadvantaged Thermoplastic Elastomers, by Eric Cochran, PhD, Associate Professor, Chemical & Biological Engineering, Iowa State University.
  • Intellectual Property Rights and Innovation in China: What Western Companies Need to Know, by Jeffrey D. Lindsay, Head of Intellectual Property, Asia Pulp and Paper.
  • Novel Superhydraphilic P(LLA-CL)/Fibrinogen Electrospun Scaffold for Tissue Regeneration, by Hongbing He, Founder and CEO, Shanghai Pine & Power Biotech.
  • The Other Dry Finishing – Using Less Water and Increasing Sustainability, by Gary S. Selwyn, PhD, President, Green Theme Technologies LLC.
  • Biodegradable and Biocompatible Soy Protein/Petroleum-Derived Polymer Electrospun Nanofiber Patches for Plant Protection, by Soumyadip Sett, University of Illinois at Chicago.


The RISE and N3M conference opens with a Welcome Reception on Monday evening at a soon-to-be announced Miami venue with conference presentations to begin on Tuesday morning. Sessions include spunmelt technology, surface treatments and modifications, new fibres and materials, and novel properties, among others.

Additionally, the conference includes the RISE Durable Product Award, recognising innovation for a commercially launched durable product intended to have a useful life longer than three years that uses nonwoven fabrics or technologies to expand the usage of nonwovens.

Finalists will present their innovative technical products to the industry at RISE 2015. Award nominees will be selected from raw materials, roll goods, converting, packaging, active ingredients, binders, additives and end product categories.

Latest Reports

Business intelligence for the fibre, textiles and apparel industries: technologies, innovations, markets, investments, trade policy, sourcing, strategy...

Find out more