Technical Program

2017 NETInc Program

NETInc 2017 was held on April 23-26, 2017 in Minneapolis, MN.  Nonwovens professionals from around the world
gathered to learn about the latest technologies, processes and best practices available.


 

2018 NETInc Call for Papers

Shortly, the NETInc planning committee will be issuing a Call for Papers for the 2018 program.  Please visit our website often for updates.

In the meantime, we invite you to review the 2017 NETInc Program which is available below:

Division Council Chair: Maureen Nunn, Pennsylvania Chemical Consultants


 


Monday, April 24

 

11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Exhibit Hall Open/New Technology Showcase/Lunch available until 1:15

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm


N1 - Keynote Speaker

Session Chair: Maureen Nunn, Pennsylvania Chemical Consultants

     "New Trends In Filtration"
    Andrew Willis, Hollingsworth & Vose

     "Nonwoven Market Report"
    David Allan, RISI

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Coffee Break

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

N2/T1 - Technical Textiles: 101 Tutorial (CEU)

Instructor: Seshadri Ramkumar, Texas Tech University

3:00pm - 7:00pm Exhibit Hall Open/Exhibit Hall Reception (5:00pm-7:00pm)

5:00pm - 6:00pm

NETInc Networking Happy Hour

7:00pm - 10:00pm

4th Annual Alumni Soiree


Tuesday, April 25

 
 
7:00 am - 8:00 am

Fiberglass Mat Technology Committee

Filtration Committee Meeting

8:00 am - 10:00 am

N3/T10 Nonwovens Testing Tutorial (CEU)
Instructors: Roy Broughton, Auburn University & Brian George, Philadelphia University

10:00 am - 10:30 am Coffee Break

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

N4 - Fibers 1: Nanofiber Production

Session Chair:  Gaurav Pranami, IM-Bed Biosciences

     "The Status of Cellulose Nanomaterial Production for Nonwoven Applications"
     J.Y. Zhu, USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Lab

     "Mass Production of Polyimide Nanofiber Nonwovens for Application in Li-Ion Battery"
     Haoqing Hou, Jiangxi Normal University

     "Polylactic acid (PLA) Microfibers for Wet-Laid Nonwoven Processes"
    John Allen, Eastman Chemical Company

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Exhibit Hall Open/New Technology Showcase/Lunch available until 1:15

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

N5 - Process: Web Formation

Session Chair: Muralidhar Lalagiri, Suominen Corporation

     "Highly Dispersible Synthetic Fibers for Use in Wet Laid Applications"
    Joel Pawlak, North Carolina State University

     "Air-laid Rando web formation process and its capability for different application"
    Shashank Shekar, Rando Machine Corporation

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Coffee Break

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

N6 - Sustainability

Session Chair: John Jacquin, Michelman

     "The Impact of Global Agricultural Practices Related to Cotton on the Environment: 2015 LCA Results"
    Jan O'Regan, Cotton Incorporated

     "Formaldehyde Reduction in Binders Used in Nonwovens and Textile Products: An Update on Existing and Potential New Approaches"
    Himal Ray, The Dow Chemical Company

     “Examining the possibility of hemp fibers for use in wipes”
    Danwei Xin & Brian George, Philadelphia University

3:00pm - 7:00pm Exhibit Hall Open/Exhibit Hall Reception (4:30pm-6:30pm)

7:00pm - 9:30pm NETInc/PaperCon Awards Dinner at the Hyatt  (additional fee required)


Wednesday, April 26

 
6:00am - 8:00am 13th Annual Runnability 5K Fun Run/1.5K Walk (additional fee required)

7:00 am - 8:00 am

Binders, Additives and Minerals Committee

Fibers Materials Processing & Characterization Committee

8:00 am - 10:00 am

N7 - Filtration / Separation

Session Chair: Mark Wolfinger, The Lubrizol Corporation

     "Functionalized Nonwovens for Removal of Acidic Compounds in Filtration Systems"
    Elham Amirnasr, MANN+HUMMEL

     "Non-woven Composite"
    Wang Hao, South China University of Technology

     "Oil Sorption Behavior of Nonwoven Cotton Substrates from Oil-Water Mixture"
    Akshay Jain, Texas Tech University

     "An Overview of the new ISO16890 Test Standard for HVAC Filters"
    Amogh Karwa, Hollingsworth & Vose Company

10:00 am - 10:30 am Coffee Break

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

N8 - Fibers 2: New Applications

Session Chair: Seshadri Ramkumar, Texas Tech University

     "Fiber-based device building blocks for textile-integrated energy harvesting and communications"
    Max Shtein, University of Michigan

     "Nonwoven and Textile Surface Preparation Leveraging Atmospheric Pressure Plasma"
   Rory Wolf, Pillar Technologies; (Presented by Seshadri Ramkumar, Texas Tech University)
10:30 am - 1:30 pm Exhibit Hall Open/New Technology Showcase

12:00 pm - 12:50 pm

NET Division Council Meeting

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

N9 - Tour of Ecolab

Tour Moderator: Brian Duffy, Nalco

 

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