Registration is Now Open to See the Future of Engineered Fabrics

Registration is Now Open to See the Future of Engineered Fabrics

  RISE® Conference and N3M Symposium Feb. 9-12 in Miami 


Cary, NC. Nov. 7, 2014 – INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, has opened registration for its fifth annual Research, Innovation and Science for Engineered Fabrics (RISE®) Conference, Feb. 9-12, in Miami, Florida. The entire closing day of the conference is dedicated to the Nanotechnology for the Third Millennium (N3M) symposium.

The N3M symposium highlights major nanofiber application areas and manufacturing processes, including Air/Liquid Filtration, Life Sciences (wound care and tissue scaffolding), and Energy Storage (fuel cells and battery separators). Registration for the conference and hotel is available on Elmarco Inc., a manufacturer of electrospun nanofiber equipment, will be a Platinum Sponsor of the N3M symposium.

RISE® 2015 Highlights

INDA’s RISE® Conference has been connecting technical innovation in engineered fabrics with practical applications since 2010. The conference is devoted to business/product development professionals, innovation teams, product managers research engineers, and other technical scouts seeking technical presentations centered on developing and driving innovation and technology within engineered fabrics.

“Our RISE® Conference with the N3M symposium on nanofibers brings attendees an exciting new area that simply cannot be ignored by forward-looking companies. We will explore ‘what’s next’ from industry’s most prescient leaders in materials research and innovative science and how it can and will be applied to engineered fabrics,” said Dave Rousse, President of INDA.

Speaker Preview

Presentations being made at the conference include:

  • Fascinating Nonwoven Research Areas Now Bearing Fruit
    Behnam Pourdeyhimi, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Industry Research and Extension, William A. Klopman Distinguished Professor, North Carolina State University, Executive Director, The Nonwovens Institute
  • Tech Scouting in the Rolled Goods Industry
    Fred Lybrand, President, Americas, Elmarco, Inc.
  • Textile Integration of Electronic Functionality: Wearable Market Forecasts for the Next Decade
    Harry Zervos, Ph.D., Principal Analyst, IDTechEx
  • Bioadvantaged Thermoplastic Elastomers
    Eric Cochran, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Chemical & Biological Engineering, Iowa State University
  • Intellectual Property Rights and Innovation in China: What Western Companies Need to Know
    Jeffrey D. Lindsay, Head of Intellectual Property, Asia Pulp and Paper
  • Novel Superhydraphilic P(LLA-CL)/Fibrinogen Electrospun Scaffold for Tissue Regeneration
    Hongbing He, Founder and CEO, Shanghai Pine & Power Biotech Co., Ltd.
  • The Other Dry Finishing – Using Less Water and Increasing Sustainability
    Gary S. Selwyn, Ph.D., President, Green Theme Technologies LLC
  • Biodegradable and Biocompatible Soy Protein/Petroleum-Derived Polymer Electrospun Nanofiber Patches for Plant Protection
    Soumyadip Sett, University of Illinois at Chicago

The RISE® and N3M conference opens with a Welcome Reception on Monday evening Feb. 9 at a soon-to-be announced Miami venue with conference presentations to begin on Tuesday morning Feb. 10. Sessions include Spunmelt Technology, Surface Treatments and Modifications, New Fibers and Materials, and Novel Properties, among others. To preview the latest presentations visit:

Additionally, the conference includes the RISE Durable Product Award, recognizing innovation for a commercially launched durable product intended to have a useful life longer than three years that uses nonwoven fabrics or technologies to expand the usage of nonwovens. Finalists will present their innovative technical products to the industry at RISE® 2015. Award nominees will be selected from raw materials, roll goods, converting, packaging, active ingredients, binders, additives and end product categories.

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.




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