Nonwovens

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

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Nonwovens

 TAPPICon 2022

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Share your industry knowledge and expertise to support the competitiveness of the Nonwovens Industry.  Abstracts are sought that provide reports or case studies on the latest advances in technology as well as fundamental process knowledge to educate those new to the industry.

Categories and suggested topics include:

Fiber & Polymer Innovation

•    Biobased polymers for nonwovens
•    New polymer classes
•    Bio component fiber systems
•    Novel surface coatings – high performance coatings
•    Innovations with synthetic, glass fibers
•    Natural Fibers
•    Conductive fibers- Antimicrobial Fibers

Binders, Additives, Minerals 

•    Next generation binders
•    Bio-renewable binders
•    Fire retardant additives
•    Minerals in pigments and fillers

Emerging Technologies 

•    3-D printing for nonwovens applications
•    Bio-mimetics
•    Technical textiles

Fiber & Nonwoven Functionalities

•    Highly absorbent materials
•    Moisture resistant products
•    Mold resistant products
•    Oxygen permeable/barrier functionalities
•    Acoustic products
•    Fire retardant/barrier properties
•    Advances in web-forming technologies
•    Advances in thermal, chemical, & mechanical bonding

Fiber Processing

•    Advances in web forming technologies
•    Advances in thermal, chemical, & mechanical bonding

Converting Technologies

•    Hot melt innovations
•    Surface activation technologies
•    New techniques for improved lamination, curing of functionalized coatings, surface sterilization, and polymerization

Filtration

•    New product applications for nonwoven filters
•    Nanotechnology in nonwoven filters
•    Novel nonwoven and membrane technologies
•    Multilayered and/or gradient filter materials
•    Filter elements and systems
•    Novel raw materials for filtration – fibers, binders, flame retardants

Nanotechnology

•    Nanofibers in nonwoven products
•    Nanofiber processing
•    Nano-enabled technologies

Smart Nonwovens

•    Techniques for embedding electronics
•    Applications with sound

Building Sciences

•    New applications/products in building & construction
•    Increasing operational efficiency and decreasing environmental impact

Medical

•    Wound Care - Masks for prevention of transmission of pathogens
•    Apparel - Sterile packaging
•    Surgical Devices
•    Biosensors

Sustainability, Regulatory Issues & Market Trends Circular Economy

•    Updates on current legislation
•    Impact of upcoming regulatory actions
•    LEED/Green building initiatives
•    Sustainable nonwovens
•    Global market factors affecting nonwovens
•    Plastics in environment
•    Microplastic

Operations Management

•    Information technologies
•    Productivity improvement and cost reduction

Application of Nonwovens in Education

•    Use of nonwovens in education or design
•    Teaching fiber processing
•    Fiber properties and their use in everyday products

Wipes and Hygiene

•    Baby, bathroom, cleanroom, dusting, floor cleaning, household, industrial, medical, personal
•    Diapers, feminine hygiene, incontinence products, nursing pads
•    Flushability