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WHY become a member

10 great reasons to become a member

  1. Unparalleled networking opportunities

    • Committee participation - exchange views and learn
    • Events - INDEX, Nonwovens Symposium, OUTLOOK, FILTREX, IN CONTROL!,
    • Uniting industry and academia at the Nonwovens Research Academy
  2. Promotion

    • Company links and product search on
    • Free Newsletter
    • Raising positive awareness of nonwovens and converted products
  3. Technical expertise

    • Harmonised standard test methods for the nonwovens industry
    • Technical Committees and participation in ISO and CEN
    • Technical documentation and resource library
  4. Issue management and product safety

    • REACH expertise, helpdesk and portal
    • Risk assessments
    • Issue monitoring and management
  5. Business information

    • Members-only resources and information on website
    • Position Papers, Factsheets
    • Annual Reports & videos
  6. Market research and analysis

    • Annual European statistics - keep informed of industry trends and economic analysis
    • Worldwide OUTLOOK on nonwovens
    • Marketing Forum – all members welcome
  7. Public affairs

    • Representing your views to the EU
    • Dialogue with legislators and policy makers
    • Issue monitoring & actions
  8. Sustainability

    • Industry forum, exchange of best practices and the voice of the industry towards external stakeholders
    • Sustainability Reporting and a dedicated website
    • Life Cycle Analyses and gap analysis for the nonwovens industry
  9. Innovation and Education

    • Training courses – learn more about nonwovens and absorbent hygiene products (expertise made available globally to US, Asia, Australia)
    • Workshops on innovation, intellectual property and REACH
    • Vision 2020 programme: better understand the growth and potential of the nonwovens and related industries over the coming ten years
  10. Global scope and outreach

    • Global business connections
    • Training courses in Brazil, India, Malaysia .. and Symposium in Dubai
    • Filtrex Asia in New Dehli, India, in conjunction with Business Coordination House (BCH)
    • Inventory of Regulations & Conditions of Trade of the Greater Arab Free Trade Agreement (GAFTA) Region
    • Global Nonwovens Summit (
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