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International Nonwovens Symposium Confirms a Dynamic and Successful Industry Outlook

“A key learning from this Symposium is that, for nonwovens, “high performance” is not a prerogative of just some end-uses, but actually a requirement to succeed on all markets”

The 2015 edition of the International Nonwovens Symposium held on 3rd & 4th June 2015 in Prague was judged “a great success”, according to spontaneous feedback received by EDANA, the organiser, from delegates from across the global nonwovens and related industries .

Participants from Microban (UK), new to EDANA events, said “This is a fantastic event. We have learned so much. The networking was great”. “Interacting with folk across the industry in such an effective way is a unique opportunity, I’ve made a lot of business contacts in just two days” added Thomas Broch, Fibertex Personal Care, whilst Johan Berlin, Investkonsult confirmed: “I am so pleasantly surprised by the crowd and by a number of new and very interesting topics.” Pernilla Karmalm from SCA added that “The location, the mix of papers and the organisation were just excellent”.

Patricia Featherstone, Chair of the EDANA Board of Governors, said when opening the conference that “The Symposium reflects the sentiment and the overall health of the industry.  With the 2015 edition attracting more than 210 participants in Prague, where the event was first held in 2000, the event not only brings together representatives from the global nonwovens and related industries, but also allows us to take stock of how our industry has grown.”

EDANA was commended for its innovative approach of opening the conference with a session tackling production and post-consumer waste recycling, which demonstrate the industry’s strong commitment to sustainability in all its dimensions.

The Symposium featured a mix of issues and topics on nonwovens in all types of applications, with a particular focus on the manufacturing of nonwovens, and addresses the innovative technologies, products and uses of nonwoven materials or products. A memorable walking dinner sponsored by PEGAS Nonwovens, which EDANA wishes to thank wholeheartedly, allowed participants to continue to network in the beautiful setting of the 16th Century Ball Game Hall and gardens of the Castle area of Prague.

“A key learning from this Symposium”, said Pierre Conrath, EDANA’s Sustainability and Public Affairs Director, “is that, for nonwovens, “high performance” is not a prerogative of just some end-uses, but actually a requirement to succeed on all markets”.

Information about future events can be found at under ‘Education & Events’.

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