Attracting top level speakers and highly qualified professionals from across the nonwovens and related industries, the International Nonwovens Symposium is the leading European event to learn about the industry developments and network with your colleagues
Join us for this 2-day and its 25 papers, panel discussions and roundtables which will give you insights, information and ideas on a whole range of topic, including sustainable innovation; industry trends; product, process & material innovation; nonwovens for transition in e-mobility and filtration.
You will get the chance to maximize your business relationships with the organisation of an exhibition. Companies will be present on a virtual show, showcasing their products and meeting you online!
"I thought the level of speakers and content, especially during the circular session, really gave the whole industry something to think about. The quality of participants was fantastic, with a really good mix of technical experts and senior executives”
Johan Berlin, Owner, InvestKonsult
"The best forum worldwide for knowledge enhancement with excellent technical content. The great collaborative work between the EDANA team and attendees ensured each minute of the two days added value"
Dayal Mehta, Senior Manager-Marketing, Innovation & New Product Development, Welspun
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Through Corporate Social Responsibility, TWE wants to achieve a balance of economic, environmental and social imperatives, while at the same time addressing the expectations of shareholders and stakeholders. In view of this, TWE developed a new sustainable product portfolio in order to make our contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Learn how to optimize your productivity and space integrating a turret unwinder TW Series in your facility, considering safety, performance, waste reduction, ergonomics…
An introduction to RoRo StretchPack® packaging, and why it is a very suitable solution for automated packaging of nonwoven rolls.
Learn how respirators and other masks are tested. We are going to introduce different variants of filter testers and how they relate to requirements and standards.
Ask all your questions about INDEX™20, organised in October 2021
The global demand for meltblown fabrics, a key functional component of PPE, significantly increased in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This has resulted in an unprecedented increase in global meltblowing capacity. The demand for these products could potentially reduce in time with the rollout of vaccines and the rise of population immunity. This paper discusses current applications for meltblown nonwovens and identifies opportunities for diversification of meltblown products and emerging applications.
NIRI will introduce and discuss key opportunities within the following markets:
Covestro developed a new range of polyurethane dispersions which achieve specific advantages in the manufacturing of nonwovens such as
Discuss with the team
The presentation will explain why nonwoven material should be inspected, how the optical configuration (transmission / ABI / Virtual X-Ray) is crucial as to which defects can be detected and how a cutting-edge optical inspection solution like EasyInspect can combine multiple configurations and defect views to optimize inspection and subsequent defect classification. Even more, with EasyIspect not only localized defects can be inspected but large area properties of the nonwoven, such as grammage, can be monitored over the entire surface of the material.
This presentation will chart the developments that have led to the growth of nonwovens in vehicles and the threats and opportunities going forward
A discussion about:
A description of Nonwovens Industry’s Media activities Surrounding INDEX™2020, which will be organised on 19-22 October 2021 in Geneva + Hybrid format
Johan will be part of the Panel Discussion: the future for meltblown taking place on 10th June at 9.40 am CET.
Jelena Bozovic-Vukic is the Global Marketing Manager of Personal Hygiene Business at SABIC and she is responsible for the Market Development Technical Services around the world.
Jelena has over 15 years of cross-functional experience in the engineering thermoplastic and polyolefin industry, served in multiple positions throughout her career.
In 2006, she joined the Product Development at the Research and Development Center of GE Plastics in Europe. After SABIC’s acquisition of that business in 2007, Jelena held several positions in Technology, supporting new product development of engineering materials for automotive and healthcare applications at SABIC. She later served as The Technical Marketing and Market Development leader for BOPP-film and fiber applications for SABIC’s Polymers Business in Europe.
She is leading the global marketing and market development technical services team for Personal Hygiene segment since 2018.
Jelena holds a Master of Science degree in chemical engineering and polymer chemistry from the University of Belgrade, Serbia and a PhD in polymer chemistry, synthesis and characterization from the Technical University of Eindhoven, Netherlands.
I graduated from Gazi University in Chemical Engineering Department Also I have a master's degree in Science of Engineering from Istanbul University. I have been working in HASSAN since 2012 as an R&D Manager
In our R&D department, we are generally inspired by the past and creating a future with the use of new technologies. We are mainly focusing on innovative projects that occur from sustainable materials. Because of that, we always try to use biobased or biodegradable, recycled, or renewable materials in our projects to contribute to a circular economy and environmentally sensitive.
We got an award with a project of “Self Sufficient Relief Tents” from INDEX Awards 17 in the Sustainable Product Category and also we were a finalist in INDEX Awards 20.
Bart Desmyter is Research & Engineering Manager at Beaulieu Fibres International since the beginning of 2021. He is responsible to manage long term development projects as well as short term customer inquiries. He is dedicated to continuously improve the existing application knowledge, combining his experience with input from the R&D team, product management and customer feedback.
He graduated at Ghent University in 2014 as Master of Science in Bioengineering: Chemistry and Bioprocess Technology and started his career as Process Engineer at Wienerberger Belgium. In 2016, he joined the corporate R&D team of Beaulieu International Group as R&D Project Engineer. In this role, he was managing various innovation projects in several divisions of the Group, with main focus towards the staple fibres division.
Completed graduation in man made textile technology in 1996 and masters in textile technology in 1999 from DKTES Textile and Engineering Institute. Recently pursuing Ph.D. in Nonwoven Filters. After graduation joined New Shork Mill’s Ltd ( Mafatlal Group) Nadiyad. Then worked as Assistant Spinning Master in spinning mill for five years. As assistant Spinning master I was responsible for production planning, quality control, Product development, Operational improvement studies and pilot projects.
Science 2005, I am working as Assistant Professor in Textile Department of DKTES Textile and Engineering Institute and teaching subjects related to Spinning, Fibre Manufacturing, Industrial Engineering and Production Planning & control. Also, I am guiding Technical projects of Final Year students. Up till now I have published twenty-two papers in various National and International Journals. Applied for 2 patents in air filter and texturizing. Written one book on Nonwoven air filter. Supported 09 products for technology commercialization by providing Government funding.
Timo Dörr is the Sales Manager for the Nonwovens Business Unit, responsible for Europe. Timo has been with Dr. Schenk for 7 years now and besides being an accomplished athlete has a passion for challenging optical inspection puzzles.
Mikael Garellick is trade affairs officer for textile, clothing, leather and footwear in the European Commission, Directorate General for the Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs. His responsibilities include trade negotiations and the competitiveness of the industry.
Mikael commenced his career in the European Commission in DG Agriculture. Throughout his career, he has held many different positions dealing with European policy, such as establishing an EU beef labelling scheme, chemicals legislation and the enlargement of the European Union.
In a previous life, Mikael worked in marketing in a confectionary company. He is a graduate of the Gothenburg Business School.
Marcel Hofmann worked since 2007 in the field of nonwovens as process engineer at the company Norafin Industries Germany GmbH. Since 2011 he is working for STFI as research associate in the department nonwoven/recycling with focus on carbon fibre recycling. In 2016 he became head of the department textile lightweight engineering.
Next to his job at STFI he works as editor for the Journal TEXTILplus and as lecturer in the study "master textile industry" at IHK Chemnitz.
Don't miss Marcel's presentation "VliesRTM - Reuse of carbon fiber waste in composite structures"
Master’s in chemistry and biosciences in 1994 graduated at the “Faculté des Sciences Agronomiques de Gembloux”- Belgium.
My professional life is divided in two periods : the first one in Belgium strongly linked to the food industry from 1995 to 2007:
The second period in France from 2007 as Area Sales Manager at LAROCHE (presently ANDRITZ Laroche). I am taking care of the Middle East market (mainly Turkey and Saudi Arabia), and various markets such as China, India, Bangladesh, Uzbekistan, Scandinavia, the Baltics, United Kingdom and South America.
Maximilian Friedrich Kerner completed his master's degree in energy and process engineering in 2018 at the Technische Universität Kaiserslautern with an award from the PfalzMetall Foundation for outstanding academic achievement. Since 2018, he has been working as a scientific assistant researcher and doctoral student at the Institut of Particle Process Engineering at the Technische Universität Kaiserslautern. His research focuses on the filtration of submicron aerosol particles with electret nonwovens.
Daniel will be part of the Panel Discussion: the future for meltblown taking place on 10th June at 9.40 am CET.
Isabelle Kugler joined Freudenberg in 2005 as Marketing Manager Evolon®. In 2016 she was appointed Marketing & Communication Manager in the Regional Business Unit Europe of Freudenberg Performance Materials, where she drives the marketing & communication strategy for a variety of product ranges.
Isabelle has 20 years of experience in the textile industry and worked in several sales, marketing and project management positions in various companies before joining Freudenberg. Isabelle holds a Master in Management from the French business school Telecom Ecole de Management.
Souvik Nandi is the Director of Technology for Johns Manville’s Engineered Products business. He is responsible for leading global product and applications development and process technology. Souvik joined Johns Manville in 2005. He began his JM career on the Research & Development (R&D) team as a product developer. He then held a variety of roles in R&D and Innovation & Commercialization.
Prior to joining Johns Manville, Souvik was a research associate at University of Massachusetts in Amherst, where he developed a technique to produce nano and micro porous substrates for various applications. Souvik earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is a Six Sigma Blackbelt. He and his family live in Highlands Ranch, Colo.
Dr Guy Newcombe is CEO at Archipelago Technology, www.archipelagotechnology.com , a Cambridge-based company focused on developing precision droplet creation and deposition systems. Guy studied physics at the Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge, UK before embarking on a career in the world of inkjet and microfluidics. In the course of the past 30 years Guy has created technology in piezo, electrostatic and continuous inkjet. At Archipelago Technology, he is driving the development and applications of the Powerdrop print platform.
I am Selahattin Onur, My degree in Textile Science at Marmara University/Istanbul and I have also studied MBA (Master of Business Administration) at Cardiff Metropolitan University/UK. According to my bachelor’s degree I have gain to speak the languages of both engineering and mathematics and provided strong statistical foundations and specifically knowledge of the most effective machine learning techniques to address the challenges of data analysis across scales and applications. Also during my master degree I have achieved skills in marketing, product management, sales strategy, international business, finance, accounting.
My background is based on years of experience, mostly textile industry in both Turkey and the United Kingdom. In 2007, I entered textiles business with my first job after university, as a textile merchandiser. After that, in 2009, I worked at Vfurs in London as a Purchasing and Foreign Trade Specialist, on this position learned the flow of textile business between countries. 2015/2018 I have worked as Procurement and Supply Chain Senior Specialist in textile and medical sectors. For the last two and a half years, I have been working on nonwoven business that is one of the building blocks of textiles as R&D Manager at Merkas Tekstil.
I am responsible for managing all project, thinking of new product ideas and solving problems in a practical way, leading the R&D engineers by providing team management and coordinating their training required to increase their technical skills, ensuring the development of the products what we produce and creating new products by communicating with continuous quality department and production, in every quarter coordinating reporting to our executive people about all projects, making effective decisions and taking initiative in approved R&D centre by the government.
Juha-Pekka Pöyry is Technical Marketing Specialist for DuPont™ Safety – Healthcare since 2018. He is responsible for technical marketing of Tyvek® product portfolio for Healthcare packaging. Before joining DuPont™, he held various R&D positions in antimicrobial additive development field. He is a member of CEN technical committee for packaging and environment, and a member of Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council Europe. Juha-Pekka holds a master's degree in materials science from Tampere University of Technology in Finland.
Jacques Prigneaux leads EDANA’s Market Analysis and Economic Affairs department and provides industry analyses to the nonwovens community.
Jacques is responsible for managing research, market analysis and statistical activities at EDANA. He is also the co-author of the Worldwide Outlook for the Nonwovens Industry Report.
Jacques Prigneaux’s projects have taken him into many different market research arenas, resulting in reliable forecasts used by players in various steps of the nonwovens supply chain.
Bachelor of Science Electronic Engineering. Specialized Business Studies in Organisation. Diploma leadership
I am a textile engineer specialized in fashion design, a PH.D. in nonwovens technologies used to recycle textiles and to produce nonwoven geotextiles, and a post-doc in nanotechnologies.
Meanwhile, I gained more than years of experience in finance management and more than 10 years in R&D of nonwovens. Since 2015 I am self-employed at Ross Consulting & Solutions, I enriched my background with project management and entrepreneurship knowledge and I progress with small business growth phases and work with EU projects Horizon 2020 (Worth, Eurostar, DeFine Network, European Social Innovation Competition).
Sumit Sharma is currently pursuing his Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, India, since Jan 2017. He is working on the Ph.D. dissertation entitled “Metastable hydrophobicity and superhydrophobicity in nonwoven materials.” He has completed his masters in Textile Engineering from the same institute in the year 2015. Besides undertaking teaching responsibilities as a teaching/laboratory assistant during his masters and Ph.D., he has worked as a department engineer in the Institute of Chemistry, University of Szeged, Hungary, from Oct 2018 - Mar 2019. He has worked primarily on X-ray micro-computed tomography at the University of Szeged and added functionalities to nonwoven materials using carbon nanotubes and titanate nanowires. As a teaching assistant, he teaches courses related to Fabric manufacturing and MATLAB, and Ms Excel as a part of the Design of experiments and statistical techniques, and Modelling and simulation courses of undergraduate and post-graduate students. He has currently published ten (two as first author) peer-reviewed research papers in reputed international journals and has presented his work at three international and two national research conferences.
Professionally, he has worked as a management trainee at Vrijesh Natural Fibres and Fabrics Pvt. Ltd., Vapi, India, from Oct 2015-Dec 2016. His job responsibilities encompassed production planning and quality control to framing and implementing various management policies for the weaving, fancy yarn spinning, and dyeing units of the company. He has briefly worked as a training and placement officer for the Integrated Skill Development Programme of Govt. of India while serving as an associate consultant at Technopak Advisors Pvt. Ltd. from Jun 2015-Oct 2015. Besides this, he has been very active in co-curricular activities and has held many positions of responsibilities, including deputy general secretary of the Textile Engineering Society of IIT Delhi for the year 2013-14.
Jürgen Spielvogel is Senior Sales Specialist at TSI. He has more than 19 years of experience in particle measurements and has been involved continuously in standardization of particle measurements, and most recently as convener of ISO TC 24/SC 4/WG 12 driving standards such as ISO 27891 and ISO 15900. He has a Master of Science from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and a Bachelor in Economic from the University of Augsburg.
Jürgen has spent 13 years working with filter testing standards around the globe such as NIOSH 42 CFR 84, EN143/EN149/EN13274-7, GB2626, ISO 16890, and ISO 29463. He is based in Germany and active member of DIN working group “Breathing apparatus for work and rescue”.
Don't Miss Jürgen's presentation "Respiratory filter testing directly in the production line"
Ross obtained a MSc and an EPSRC iCASE funded PhD from the University of Leeds and a BSc(Hons) in Sports Technology from Loughborough University. His PhD was focused on developing novel materials for military Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and High Yield Explosive (CBRNe) protective clothing and was sponsored by the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL).
Ross has also gained experience as an Innovation Consultant, working with the UK Fire and Police Services. With over 8 years’ experience, managing grant, consultancy and collaboration projects, Ross is responsible for new business development.
Dr. Marc-Stephan Weiser studied Chemistry in Bayreuth and Edinburgh and obtained his PhD in 2006 from Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg. Afterwards, he joined Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. one year to work as a post-doctoral researcher in Sodegaura, Japan.
In August 2007 he started as a synthesis lab manager in Bayer MaterialScience AG (since September 2015 Covestro Deutschland AG) where, after occupying positions in R&D and Application Development, since June 2013, he is heading the Global Business Development Medical. In this role, he is the main technical expert for all Covestro’s raw materials that are applied in medical applications except Implants.
Dr. Marc-Stephan Weiser will present "New polyurethane dispersions for the manufacturing of medical nonwovens"
Adrian Wilson is a writer and analyst specialising in the nonwovens, technical textiles and composites industries. He is currently the consulting editor for Sustainable Nonwovens magazine, while contributing extensively to other publications and websites.
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EDANA closed its 2019 International Nonwovens Symposium (INS) today, having further demonstrated the technical and strategic building blocks that will ensure the industry’s sustainable growth. Launch of latest industry sustainability vision and report mirrors focus.
Over 160 participants gathered at the Vienna Marriot to hear sector experts assess trade trends, exciting new innovations and sustainability initiatives from across the nonwovens spectrum. Read more
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