An independent panel of experts in nonwovens innovation and research and development selected the three laureates from amongst the 15 poster submissions. The posters were displayed in the NIA networking area, where the 15 academics were present to explain to the conference delegates their research projects and findings in more detail.
The three laureates will be invited to present their research at the International Nonwovens Symposium in Rome, on
May 23-24 2018, in front of over 250 attendees.
The three winners are:
• Frederik Cloppenburg, Head of the Research Group, Nonwoven Technology - Institut für Textiltechnik der RWTH Aachen University (Germany) for his poster: Technical and Economic Self-Optimisation for Nonwoven Cards.
• Zuhaib Hassan, PhD Student - Istanbul Technical University (Turkey) for his poster: Development of Nonwovens by Modacrylic Fibers for Industrial Applications
• Pranil Vora, Textile Technology Student - D.K.T.E Textile & Engineering Institute (India) for his poster: The Development of Nonwoven Air Filters for Petrol and Diesel Engines.
“The diverse scope of the subjects covered in the research projects and the breath of their origins shows how the footprint of nonwovens is expanding both beyond traditional geographical boundaries and fields of application” said Marines Lagemaat, Scientific and Technical Affairs Director of EDANA.
This Poster Contest Awards complements the EDANA Student Grant initiative, which enabled 14 students from all over the world to participate in the NIA, organised this year in Chemnitz, Germany with the kind assistance of the Saxon Textile Research Institute (STFI). Both the awards and the grant reinforce the strong and tangible results of the NIA‘s main goal: to encourage the development of technical understanding and research and to support innovation and growth in the nonwovens and related industries by bringing together academics, students, scientists, engineers and industry experts.