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Keynote Pawel Widel

EDANA’S International Nonwovens Symposium takes place in “the right place, at the right time”

Presentations covering the breadth of the nonwovens industry delights attendees in Warsaw

EDANA closed its 2016 International Nonwovens Symposium (INS), having confirmed and shared the industry’s confidence in the opportunities and strengths of the nonwovens industry.

Starting with an overview of the status of the Polish economy and the strength of its star sector, namely the automotive and car parts industry, the 2016 INS delivered on its promises to address the technology and business challenges and opportunities facing the wide range of nonwovens from durable application to apparel wipes, and personal and health care products.

Wolfgang Plasser from Lenzing in Austria said that he believed the INS to be “a worthwhile event, in the right place at the right time, with a strong presence of companies from Central and Eastern Europe, excellent technical content, and attended by 100% industry experts.”

Also in attendance, Geneva Palexpo, the hosts of the 2017 INDEX exhibition said “the 2016 Symposium in Warsaw was excellent, with a superb venue, a good level of attendance and interesting presentations. It was also a great opportunity to reach out to the industry ahead of INDEX™ 17 in Geneva next April.”

With a highly-praised table top display, and the traditional EDANA walking dinner, more than 185 participants from 123 companies of 23 countries across the supply chain took advantage of the many networking opportunities, discussing the variety of topics such as “Industry 4.0” challenges and opportunities, to biodegradability, recycling, innovation support, new processes, and new filter media.

Matthew Tipper, from NIRI in the United Kingdom said “as a table top exhibitor we enjoyed really good exposure and great networking with companies from all parts of the industry,” a positioned echoed by Devan Chemicals, who stated that they were “impressed by the quality of contacts at our table top.”

The pictures of the conference can be found here:

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