Date: 21 June 2019 | Time: 9.45am – 5.30pm | Venue: Convention Centre 4.1

Theme: Nonwovens Manufacturing Processes for the 21st Century: More Flexible, More Efficient, More Sustainable

ITMA will jointly organise the Nonwovens Forum @ 澳洲幸运5开奖结果体彩 with the International Association for the Nonwovens and Related Industries (EDANA).

  • Launched in 2015, the forum aims to share insights and engage the following industry players:
  • Textile and garment producers upgrading to nonwovens production
  • Nonwovens manufacturers investing in innovative and sustainable technologies and raw materials
  • Retailers and brand owners exploring the latest trends and technologies



  • Welcome address by CEMATEX & EDANA

  • Introduction to EDANA and global perspective on nonwovens trends by process
    Jacques Prigneaux, Market Analysis and Economic Affairs Director, EDANA (Belgium)

  • Global trends in nonwoven processes under economic and sustainability constraints
    Keynote speaker: David Allan, Editor, Nonwovens, RISI, United States

  • Session 1 - Circular economy: challenges & opportunities for processing bio-based & recycled materials on nonwovens machinery
    • Processing bio-polymers on spunmelt lines
      Hans-Georg Geus, Technical Director, Reifenhäuser REICOFIL & Enka Tecnica
    • Latest innovations for the use of  recycled fibres for nonwovens carding lines
      Thierry Masi, Sales Director, LAROCHE

  • Session 2 - Research Centres: latest trends and innovation in nonwoven processes – including hybrids and composites
    • New ways of imagining sustainable nonwovens
      Simon Fremeaux, R&D Engineer/Nonwoven Platform Manager, Centre Européen des Textiles Innovants (CETI)
    • Advanced nonwoven composites for meeting industrial needs
      Sohel Rana, Lecturer in Technical Textiles, School of Applied Sciences, University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom
    • Increased productivity for finest fibre webs by modified meltblow technology
      Martin Dauner, Research Scientist, Deutsche Institute für Textil (DITF)Nonwovens TechnologiesGermany

  • Experts Panel: Exchange of views on the nonwoven processes of the 2030s
    • Behnam Pourdeyhimi, Executive Director, The Nonwovens Institute (TNI), United States
    • Stephen Russel, Director, Nonwovens Research Group, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
    • Matthew Tipper, Business Director, Nonwovens Innovation and Research Institute (NIRI), United Kingdom
    • Bernd Gulich, Manager, Center of Excellence in Nonwovens, Sächsisches Textilforschungsinstitut e.V. (STFI), Germany
    • David Allan, Editor, Nonwovens, RISI, United States

  • Session 3 - Innovations in nonwovens technology
    • Nonwovens in the world fibre industry – Status and outlook
      Andreas Engelhardt, General Manager, The Fiber Year GmbH/Groz-Beckert, Switzerland
    • METRIS: Digital and IIoT solutions for nonwovens
      Alexandre Butte, Director Business Development, ANDRITZ Nonwoven, France
      Clemens Mann, Head of Business Development and Marketing, ANDRITZ Automation, Austria
    • Industry 4.0. - Welcome to the next level of smart winding
      Stefano Quilici, Digital Solutions Manager, A.Celli Nonwovens, Italy
    • Softness analyser: Objective measurement of softness, roughness and stiffness – the three basic parameters, which determine the human feeling
      Alexander Grüner, Global Marketing & Business Development Manager, Emtec Electronic GmbH, Germany

  • Closing Remarks by EDANA

Subject to changes

Delegate profile
  • Targeted to companies initiating in the nonwoven production
  • Companies already engaged in nonwovens/ high value manufacturing focusing on recycling (technologies and raw materials.)
Past forum speakers & delegates

Andritz, Clariant, Beijing Origin Water Membrane Technology, Deakin University, Dilo, Felix Schoeller Group, Fruit of the Loom, Garware-wall Ropes Limited, Kaytech Engineered Fabrics, Kelheim Fibres, Nike Inc, Oerlikon Manmade Fibers, Pulcra Chemicals, Stora Enso Oyj , The University of Tennessee, Unifrax and more…

Delegate registration & fees

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Delegates and presenters

€ 128

澳洲幸运5开奖结果体彩 Supporting Organisation members

€ 108

* VAT at prevailing rate to be added if applicable. ** Includes light lunch & tea breaks. 


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