April 30 - May 4, 2022 | Charlotte, NC USA

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 Nonwovens VIRTUAL Technical Program

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Tuesday, May 4, 2021
10:00AM – 12:00PM ET
N1:  Keynote Address (NETInc) and Panel
    Session Chair: Gaurav Pranami, Imbed Biosciences 
      N1.1 The Nonwovens Industry Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic: PPE and Wipes David Rousse, INDA
 11:00AM-12:00PM     N1.2 Panel Discussion on Preparing for Future Pandemics: PPE

Moderator: Seshadri Ramkumar, Texas Tech University

David Rousse, INDA
Tripp Winslow, Wake Forest Baptist Health
Lee Portnoff, Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Karen Bitz-McIntyre, Nonwovens Industry Magazine Editor
Jeff Stull, International Personnel Protection

1:00PM – 3:00PM ET
N2: Nonwovens Medical Applications/PPE
    Session Chair: Vamsi Krishna Jasti, Ahlstrom-Munksjö Nonwovens LLC
      N2.1 Optimization of Seam Performance in Medical Coveralls Prabir Jana, Rashmi Thakur, Anshuman Dash, Sourabh Saqwalia, National Institute of Fashion Technology
      N2.2 Non-Electro Nanofiber Spinning Approaches in the Production of Air Filter Media Ali Kilic, Instanbul Technical University
      N2.3 Design Control Process for Product Development Jing Liang, Medical PPE Consulting LLC
      N2.4 Recent Advances in Spun-Melt Nonwovens Syamal (Sam) Tallury, Exxon Mobil Corporation
      N2.5 A Temperature Sensing Facemask Using Thermochromic Dye Brian George, Chaudhary Khan, and John Eisenbrey, Thomas Jefferson University
Wednesday, May 5, 2021
10:00AM – 12:00PM ET
N3: Novel Materials for Personal Protection
    Session Chair: Seshadri Ramkumar, Texas Tech University
      N3.1 Different Strategies for Functionalizing Nonwovens for Medical Use Parik Goswami, University of Huddersfield
      N3.2 Novel Solutions to Microbial Problems in Nonwoven Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) W. Curtis White, CTO, ViaClean Technologies; Lukasz Porosa, ViaClean Technologies
      N3.3 Functional Nanoparticle/Nanofiber Composite Webs in Environmental Protection and Human Health Applications Lihua Lou, Florida International University; Seshadri Ramkumar, Texas Tech University
      N3.4 Preparation and Functionalization of Cellulose Films in Cotton Fibers Noureddine Abidi, Shaida S. Rumi, and Sumedha Liyanage, Texas Tech University
      N3.5 Daylight-Induced Antibacterial and Antiviral Materials for Personal Protective Clothing Gang Sun, University of California, Davis
1:00PM - 2:30PM ET
N4: Functional Nonwoven Textiles for Life Saving and Protecting Environment Course
    Session Chair: Seshadri Ramkumar, Texas Tech University
2:30PM - 3:00PM ET
N5: The Growing Use of Wipes in Consumer and Industrial Sectors
Despite the uncertainty in the world economic growth, the increasing use of wipes in both consumer and industrial sectors is fueling the demand globally. With industrial expansions and innovations, the wipes sector is set to play an essential role in the future development of the nonwoven industry.

Session Chair: Bechara Michael Dib, MEAC Group Holding

      N5.1 Assessing Opportunities and Risks in Consumer Wipes Market: Industry Projections and Product Trends Svetlana Uduslivaia, Euromonitor