The three-day conference will include technical sessions focused on a range of topics vital to manufacturers and end users. Among the sessions are New Equipment/ Technology, Competitive Technologies, Military Applications, Flame Retardancy, Acoustics/Insulation, Medical and Filtration.
In addition, a topical section focusing on Green/Energy Reduction will explore options and opportunities in developing sustainable products and processes. Moderated by Gale Shipley, of PGI Nonwovens, presentations in the session include “Demand Side of Alternative Energy Opportunities,” by Tom Hamilton, CedarGreen & Associates; “Nonwovens: Office Environment,” by Dennis Beard, Compression Tech; and “What Does ‘Green Building’ Mean to Manufacturers of Nonwoven Fabrics?,” by Bae-Won Koh, AIA, LEED AP, Innovative Design, Inc.
Other highlights of Needlepunch 2009 include: a special lunchtime keynote address on “Low Tech Innovations” by designer and inventor Liora Manné, a needlepunch tutorial led by Edward Vaughn, professor emeritus, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Clemson University and an INDA tabletop reception.
For more information: http://www.inda.org/events