Fiera Milano RHOMilan . Italy
In 2019, the ITMA-EDANA Nonwovens Forum was jointly organised with the International Association for the Nonwovens & Related Industries (EDANA).
The forum shared useful insights, especially for participants looking to upgrade to nonwovens production or interested to explore more on the latest innovation & technologies of the nonwovens industry.
ITMA 2019 Programme
Morning - Introduction & Keynote Speech
9:45am - Welcome Address by CEMATEX and EDANA | Fritz P. Mayer, President, CEMATEX | Pierre Wiertz, General Manager, EDANA
10:00am - Introduction to EDANA and Global Perspective on Nonwovens Trends by Process | Jacques Prigneaux, Market Analysis and Economic Affairs Director, EDANA
10:20am - Global Trends in Nonwovens Processes Under Economic and Sustainability Constraints | Keynote Speaker: David Allan, Editor, Nonwovens Markets, Fastmarkets RISI
11.00am Tea Break
Session 1 - Circular Economy/Challenges & Opportunities for Running Bio-based & Recycled | Materials on Nonwovens
11:30am - Processing Bio-polymers on Spunmelt Lines | Hans-Georg Geus, Technical Director, Reifenhäuser Reicofil & Enka Tecnica
12.00pm - Latest innovations for the Use of Recycled Fibres for Nonwovens Carding Lines | Thierry Masi, Sales Director, Laroche
12.30pm - Lunch
Session 2 - Research Centres: Latest Trends and Innovation in Nonwovens Processes – Including Hybrids and Composites
1.30pm - New Ways of Imagining Sustainable Nonwovens | Simon Fremeaux, R&D Production Manager, CETI
1.50pm - Advanced Nonwovens Composites for Meeting Industrial Needs | Sohel Rana, Lecturer in Technical Textiles, School of Applied Sciences, University of Huddersfield
2:10pm - Increased Productivity for Finest Fibre Webs by Modifed Melt Blown Technology | Martin Dauner, Head of Filament Yarn Technologies, Nonwoven Technologies, Deutsche Institute für Textil- und Faserforschung Denkendorf (DITF)
2.30pm - Panel of Experts: Exchange of Views on the Nonwovens Processes of the 2030s | Chaired by Pierre Wiertz, General Manager, EDANA
- Behnam Pourdeyhimi, Executive Director, The Nonwovens Institute (TNI)
- Stephen Russel, Director, Nonwovens Research Group, University of Leeds
- Matthew Tipper, Business Director, Nonwovens Innovation and Research Institute (NIRI)
- Bernd Gulich, Manager, Centre of Excellence in Nonwovens, Sächsisches Textilforschungsinstitut e.V. (STFI)
- David Allan, Editor, Nonwovens, RISI
3.30pm - Tea Break
Session 3 - Innovations in Nonwovens Technology
3:50pm - Nonwovens in the World Fibre Industry – Status and Outlook | Andreas Engelhardt, General Manager, The Fiber Year GmbH
4:10pm - Metris: Digital and IIoT Solutions for Nonwovens | Alexandre Butte, Business Development Director, Andritz Nonwoven | Clemens Mann, Head of Business Development and Marketing, Andritz Automation
4:30pm - Industry 4.0 – Welcome to the Next Level of Smart Winding | Stefano Quilici, Industry 4.0 Coordinator – Legal Counsel, A.Celli
4:50pm - Softness Analyser: Objective Measurement of Softness, Roughness and Stiffness – The Three Basic Parameters which Determine the Human Feeling | Alexander Grüner, Global Marketing & Business Development Manager, Emtec Electronic GmbH
5.10pm Closing Remarks
Eileen Ng, Senior Director, ITMA Services
Pierre Wiertz, General Manager, EDANA
The forum is suitable for companies who are:
● entering into the Nonwovens production business or integrating Nonwovens production processes into their manufacturing value chain.
● already engaged in Nonwovens/high value manufacturing focusing on recycling technologies and raw materials.
Past forum participants include:
A.Celli, Berry Global, Bekaert, ExxonMobil, Laroche, New Balance, Nike, Patagonia, Sustainable Textile Coalition, TenCate and more.
Delegate registration & fees
All conference delegates need to be ITMA 2023 badge holders. Ticket price to the ITMA-EDANA Nonwovens Forum will be available in Q1 2023.
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