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Presentations on bio-innovation in nonwovens, medical nonwoven developments etc at RISE

YarnsandFibers News Bureau 2018-10-29 11:59:00 – North Carolina

Highlights of the event included keynote presentations on Biomimicry and Nonwovens: Taking Great Ideas from Nature and Making Them a Commercial Reality by Marie O’Mahony, Consultant, O’Mahony Consultancy, and The US Economic Outlook by Mark Vitner, Managing Director and Senior Economist, Wells Fargo. Monica Belisito, Brand and Product Strategy Lead, LOLA said that, “The presentations on biomimicry provided concepts we will definitely consider in LOLA’s new processes.”

Highlights included a poster exhibition of 15 research projects from PhD students. © INDA. Other highlights included a poster exhibition of 15 research projects from PhD students at North Carolina State University’s College of Textiles. The display demonstrated a variety of topics ranging from Process-Structure-Property Relationships of Melt-Blown PVDF for Battery Separators, to Superhydrophilic and Superoleophobic Materials for Oil/Water Separation, and Counteracting Antimicrobial Resistance with Photoactive Polymers, among others.

The RISE Innovation Award was presented to DiviDiaper for its innovative design helping to prevent and reduce both infant and incontinence-associated dermatitis in adults, urinary tract infections, catheter-associated urinary tract infections and other infections and pressure sores. Tivon Jeffers, Inventor and CEO, DiviDiaper said that, “We are delighted to win the Award.”

RISE Innovation Award was presented to DiviDiaper. © INDA. The next and ninth edition of the Research, Innovation & Science for Engineered Fabrics (RISE) conference will be in September 2019.

Product developers attending INDA’s eighth RISE Conference gave high praise to new technologies discovered at the event. © INDA.

Technology scouts and product developers attending INDA’s eighth edition Research, Innovation & Science for Engineered Fabrics (RISE) Conference gave high praise to new technologies, new ideas and valuable connections discovered at the event held this month in Raleigh, NC.

The programme included presentations on bio-innovation in nonwovens, market dynamics and trends, e-textiles and standards, medical nonwoven developments, web formation and technologies, material science developments and microfibers in the marine environment. “RISE is a valuable eye-opener for new applications and market segments. It makes the neurons make new connections,” said Paul Latten, Director, R&D, SENW Southwest Nonwovens.

Antonietta Splendiani, PhD, Product Development Advisor, Tredegar Corporation, said RISE “is an excellent source for new designs and new ideas. It offers scientists inspiration for new technologies that apply beyond nonwoven markets.”

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