The third annual World of Wipes (WOW) International Conference has been slated for June 22-24 at the Grand Hyatt in Atlanta, GA. The event will explore all aspects of the wipes business—from raw materials to substrates to converting and end use applications—during three days of seminars and networking.
The conference, organized by INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, will focus exclusively on the business and technology of wipes. Sessions will concentrate on flushability guidelines, global opportunities, market statistics, raw materials and advertising.
In addition, a special tutorial session will provide the basics of the wipes business for interested attendees. Presented by Larry Wadsworth of U.S. Pacific Nonwovens Industry Ltd. and Rory Holmes, president of INDA, the tutorial will explore the basics of the wipes industry, including the future of wipes, raw materials, packaging, key manufacturing processes, consumer understanding and details about specific wipes markets.
One of the other highlights of WOW 2009 will be the presentation of the WOW Innovation Award, which will honor the most innovative advances within the wipes value chain, including raw materials and ingredients, roll goods, machinery, packaging and finished products. Finalists will make presentations during the conference and attendees will vote on the recipient of the award.
WOW will also feature two nights of table-top displays, which will allow attendees to network informally with key suppliers to the wipes industry.
More information: http://www.inda.org/events/wow09/index.html.