Nanofibers, Applications and Related Technologies (NART 2016) Conference Coming to Raleigh This Fall

Nart_Press_Image_header_650INDA and The Nonwovens Institute Announce Call for Papers

Cary, NC – March 3, 2016 – INDA and The Nonwovens Institute have announced the Nanofibers, Applications and Related Technologies (NART 2016) Conference will be held in Raleigh this fall and a call for papers from nanofiber experts and academia with a deadline date for abstracts by April 11, 2016.

Featuring the latest findings in nanofiber materials, applications and trends, NART 2016 will be held Sept. 13 to 15, at the Marriott City Center in Raleigh, NC, and will bring together experts from universities, research institutes and industry.

Last year’s conference was held at Technical University of Liberec in Liberec, Czech Republic. INDA is the new co-organizer of the event with The Nonwovens Institute at North Carolina State University.

“This is  great opportunity to bring academia, industry and government together to share ideas in the emerging and exciting areas enabled by new technologies,” said conference leader Behnam Pourdeyhimi, Ph.D., Executive Director of The Nonwovens Institute and the William A. Klopman Distinguished Professor of Materials in the College of Textiles.

Pourdeyhimi also recently was named Editor-in-Chief of INDA’s Journal of Engineered Fibers and Fabrics (JEFF).

“We are pleased to co-sponsor this event with The Nonwovens Institute on the cutting-edge topic of nanofibers that is particularly relevant to our industry members,” said Dave Rousse, INDA president. “Our involvement in this important event, along with Behnam’s Editor-in-Chief role on the JEFF Journal demonstrates the increased collaboration between our industry and academia.”

NART 2016 will feature presentations on micro and nanofiber technology and trends; micro and nanofibers and related materials; and micro and nanofibers and other nanomaterials in products. The conference will include three days of plenary sessions, as well as poster displays and sponsor tabletops, and networking opportunities. A reception will be held the evening of Sept. 13, 2016.

Registration and hotel information will be available by mid-March on the NART Website

To submit a paper, email the abstract title, a brief summary of the presentation and contact information to: Behnam Pourdeyhimi at All submissions will be reviewed by a selection committee that will make the final presentation selections.

About INDA

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, serves hundreds of member companies in the nonwovens/engineered fabrics industry in global commerce. Since 1968, INDA events have helped members connect, learn, innovate and develop their businesses. INDA educational courses, market data, test methods, consultancy and issue advocacy help members succeed by providing them the information they need to better plan and execute their business strategies. For more information, visit, or download the INDA mobile app for immediate updates.

About the Nonwovens Institute

The Nonwovens Institute (NWI) is the world’s first accredited academic program for the interdisciplinary field of engineered fabrics. Based at the Centennial Campus of North Carolina State University in Raleigh, the NWI is an innovative global partnership between industry, government and academe. Operating on an “Open Innovation” platform, the Nonwovens Institute engages experts from industry and higher education in building next-generation nonwoven applications while also providing training and guidance to the field’s future leaders.

NWI receives its support in the form of membership dues, private research and product development, and analytical and pilot manufacturing services. NWI supports over 50 graduate students and is a global leader in nonwovens education, research and service. The Institute also houses extensive state-of-the-art facilities from fiber formation to fabric formation, coating and lamination and analytical facilities.  These capabilities are available for product development, analytical services, materials testing, as well as training programs.

“The Institute will be the global leader in research, education and outreach for nonwovens and affiliated industries.” — Nonwovens Institute Industrial Advisory Board, 2009.




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