In 2015, EDANA will be presenting a program with contributions from both the academic world and from the nonwovens and related industries. Program sessions will cover new materials, emerging technologies, processing recycled carbon fibers, modeling and performance enhancement.
“The NIA promotes fundamental understanding and knowledge of the science and technology contributing to the advancement of nonwoven fabrics, products and processes, and provides a unique opportunity for both relaxed networking and structured meetings between researchers, students specializing in nonwovens or related fields, and potential employers,” says Pierre Wiertz, general manager of EDANA.
The Academy will be kicked off with a keynote speech: “From incremental to breakthrough innovation – moving nonwovens innovation forward,” by Dr. Bryan Haynes, director of Global Nonwovens Research & Engineering from the Kimberly-Clark Corporation.
In addition to the papers presented during the Academy, delegates will have the opportunity to visit a poster session showcasing academic projects and studies, and network during the breaks with their authors. The authors (students and researchers from a number of centers of excellence) have been selected to present their latest work within the broad range of topics pertaining to the scope of the Academy, and awards will be granted to the best among these.
On the morning of November 5, participants have also been invited to visit the research facilities from the Nonwovens Research Group of the University of Leeds, one of Europe’s largest academic groups specializing in nonwovens science and technology.