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Archived: 3-PART WEBINAR SERIES: NONWOVENS AND ENGINEERED FABRICS TAKE ON A WHOLE NEW WORLD

TAKE A DEEP DIVE INTO TOP ISSUES FACING THE GLOBAL NONWOVENS INDUSTRY IN 2021

  • Discover two levels of a new ASTM filter media performance standard creating new opportunities for designers and filter media makers
  • Learn about Single Use Plastics (SUP) legislative initiatives that are potential market threats to products containing viscose/lyocell
  • Gain the latest intelligence in spunbond/spunmelt (and spunlace!) capacity demand in critical market sectors

Register for one, two, or all three of these informative 50-minute webinars in this critically-needed series and save.

INDA has been highly active in tracking, leading, and advocating on several of our industry’s relevant nonwoven policy issues…on alert…looking around corners…and supporting our members’ ability to conduct business unimpeded by misguided policy development.

This timely series of three informative webinars presents the latest on three key issues our members need to be aware of. We bring in subject matter experts on each to present the issues, what is being done, and answer your questions on these important topics. To enhance your business success in nonwovens during these challenging times, any or all of these webinars meet that challenge. INDA has taken the lead in tracking and advocating on these relevant issues in response to the situation in the vital global nonwovens industry. This proactive approach enables and supports our members to run their businesses with confidence. Take advantage of this opportunity to provide real-world perspectives to your entire team through INDA’s group discount pricing.


NEW ASTM PERFORMANCE STANDARD FOR GENERAL PUBLIC FACEMASKS AND THE DESIGN OPPORTUNITIES FOR ENGINEERED MATERIALS

When the pandemic hit and supply chains for N95 respirators and medical/surgical facemasks were cut off overnight, there was a tremendous need for supply of these PPE items. US meltblown capacity was not robust enough to meet demand. The industry needed to conserve meltblown for the healthcare sector while using other nonwoven­­­­­ media to provide protection to the general public. INDA worked with NIOSH (part of the CDC) and ASTM to develop a performance standard for general public facemasks that ensured comfort, fit, and some level of protection for the wearer as well as those around the wearer. This webinar will discuss the two performance levels of the new facemask standard, the test methods, and the opportunities created for facemask designers and filter media makers who want to capitalize on this new benchmark for true personal protection.


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Fees: Each webinar is $99 for INDA Members and $125 for Non-members.


PLASTICS CONCERNS AND THE NONWOVENS INDUSTRY

The European Union has launched the Single Use Plastics Directive, which is intended to address plastic items found on beaches in Europe. This effort has resulted in a definition of “plastic” that fits within the EU’s REACH system for regulating chemicals. This definition will render viscose, a regenerated cellulose product and a key ingredient in many nonwoven products (especially wipes), as a “plastic”. In turn, viscose could be subjected to new taxes, labeling requirements, and outright bans. This webinar will review the state of play in the EU and in North America, where legislative initiatives related to plastics have been introduced in California, Canada and the US Congress. Learn about the threats this could mean to the industry, and how INDA is engaged with other plastic industry associations to inform policy makers of the unintended consequences of material-specific versus performance-based approaches.


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Fees: Each webinar is $99 for INDA Members and $125 for Non-members.


SPUNBOND/SPUNMELT/”SPUNLACE” CAPACITY/DEMAND SCENARIOS PROMPTED BY THE PANDEMIC

The COVID-19 pandemic and the U.S. Federal Government response to it quickly upped the North American footprint for meltblown production. Tightness now is being seen in spunbond/spunmelt and in the wipes substrate often called “spunlace.”  As a result, several new capacity announcements have been made in nonwovens. INDA has been tracking developments in these sectors and will present data from the 2020 North American Supply Report.  This presentation includes an analysis and insights on developments caused by the pandemic response for wipes, medical gowns, and facemask materials.  


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Fees: Each webinar is $99 for INDA Members and $125 for Non-members.


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