Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Focus on new technologies at INDA's RISE 2012 conference
Focus on new technologies at INDA's RISE 2012 conference
03
Nov '12
The 3rd annual RISE 2012 Conference held October 23-25, 2012 at the Hilton Baltimore in Baltimore, Maryland, brought together the global nonwovens/engineered materials value chain for two days of thought-provoking, boundary expanding discussions about the latest technical innovations and how they can be applied to help to create value-added, more competitive products. The attendees at RISE 2012 included a diverse group of business development leaders and technical scouts, all responsible for driving innovation, new product development, and technology within their respective companies.

Some of the highlights coming out of the RISE 2012 presentations were:

  • Harvesting ‘Big Data’ to arm product developers and marketing teams with real time data that helps guide future products and enhance current ones.
  • Unique optical techniques that utilize modern digital imaging with high-speed digital video cameras to visualize gas flow along with fiber motion which could be particularly beneficial in analyzing melt-blowing polymers.
  • How shale gas development in the U.S. could be a game changer as lower cost natural gas could possibly make PE a more attractive alternative to PP and stimulate investment in both in North America.
  • Opportunities for bio-based polymers, particularly starch, which is incredibly abundant and inexpensive as well as being sustainable. Through electrospinning and then post-treating the fiber, this could provide new polymer options in the hygiene segment and beyond.
  • How one manufacturer has perfected a unique spunbonded 100% polyethylene fabric that is soft with excellent draping, high air permeability, superb uniformity, low irritation to the skin; opportunities are in hygiene, medical, laminations, leather bonding and agriculture.

Another important component to the innovative RISE Conference is the RISE Durable Product Award. The 2nd annual Award was given to Ecovative Design LLC for their product, EcoCradle. EcoCradle uses mushrooms and a nonwoven cotton fabric to produce a unique, easily biodegradable packaging material.

Also at RISE 2012 two INDA Lifetime Achievement Awards were presented. The INDA Lifetime Technical Achievement Award was presented to Dave Lunceford, President, HDK Industries for his significant technical contributions to the commercial success of the nonwovens industry. The INDA Lifetime Service Award was presented to Peter Wallace, Business Director – Industrial Specialties, Arclin for his long outstanding record of service to INDA and the nonwovens industry.

Association of Non Woven Fabrics Industry (INDA) is the leading global association of the nonwoven fabrics industry. Since 1968, INDA has provided a variety of industry focused networking events to help members increase sales and market share. 

Association of Non Woven Fabrics Industry (INDA)


Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 19th Aug 2017

New fabric interfaces to interact with computers

As computer capabilities evolve, new fabric-based interfaces are...

Textiles | On 19th Aug 2017

Brazilian cotton prices drop in first fortnight of August

Cotton prices dropped in the Brazilian market in the first fortnight...

Apparel/Garments | On 19th Aug 2017

Target to acquire Grand Junction for faster deliveries

Target Corporation has announced that it has agreed to acquire Grand...

Interviews View All

Luke Otten
Wigwam Mills Inc

Wigwam aims to recycle discarded yarn that doesn’t make it through the...

Sunil Rathore
Lacoste India

‘New vendor is welcome if he offers cost, quality and timely delivery’

Akash Khetan
Narayan Tex Fab

I find it hard to find professionals in Surat

Iago Castro Asensio
RCfil Distribuciones S.L.

Iago Castro Asensio, International Business Manager of RCfil...

Kerem Durdag
Biovation II LLC

Kerem Durdag, CEO, Biovation II LLC, provides an insight into future...

Kevin Nelson
TissueGen

Kevin Nelson, Chief Scientific Officer, TissueGen discusses the growing...

Akta Adani
India Boulevard

India Boulevard is a San Francisco-based curated fashion marketplace that...

Sidharth Sinha
Sidharth Sinha

<b>Sidharth Sinha</b> has contributed to the successful rebirth and...

Jay Ramrakhiani
Occasions Elegance Wear

It is believed that by early 19th century, Varanasi weavers had moved away ...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

August 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
66.7%
No
16.7%
Skip
16.7%

Total Votes: 30

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
43.3%
No
36.7%
Skip
20.0%

Total Votes: 30

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
83.3%
No
6.7%
Skip
10.0%

Total Votes: 30

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
60.0%
No
10.0%
Skip
30.0%

Total Votes: 30


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search