Technical Program

May 5 - 8, 2019 | Indianapolis, IN

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 NETInc 2019 Technical Program

  as of 3.14.19

Speaker Information



Track Manager: Seshadri Ramkumar, Texas Tech University

Monday, May 6, 2019

1:30pm - 3:00pm
N1 - State of the Industry & Keynote
Session Chair: Seshadri Ramkumar, Texas Tech University 


Introduction Seshadri Ramkumar, Texas Tech University 
   N1.2 Advanced Textiles with Nonwovens in the U.S. Market Andrew Aho, Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI)
   N1.3 Nonwovens and Advanced Textiles Innovations to Commercialization Pathway  Amit Kapoor, First Line Technology
3:00pm - 3:30pm
3:30pm - 5:00pm
N2 -New Products

Session Chair: Sunghyun Nam, USDA      

   N2.1 Welstrat: An Innovative Filter Media for Hot Air Filtration

Neeraj Shukla, Welspun India Ltd, India

   N2.2 Liquid Moisture Management Properties of Microencapsulated Herbal Finished Bamboo/Cotton Substrates

Seshadri Ramkumar, Texas Tech University & N. Vasugi, Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women, India

   N2.3 Development of Profile Polyester Fiber with Improved Wicking Performance S.S. Gulhane, NMIMS, India
5:00pm - 7:00pm
NETWorking Happy Hour

5:00pm - 5:20pm
TBA  Nanocellulose Fibrils with Glass Fibers to Improve Performance  Gurminder Minhas, Performance BioFilaments, Canada

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

8:00am - 10:00am
N3 - Sustainability
Session Chair: Gaurav Pranami, Imbed Biosciences
  N3.1 Biodegradable Weed Control Fabric Made with Flax and PLA Fibers Brian George, Thomas Jefferson University
   N3.2 Functional Performance Enhancements of Roll-to-Roll Materials Using Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Technology Rory Wolf, ITW Pillar Technologies
   N3.3 Biodegradation of Wool Felt Fabric Waste Brian George, Thomas Jefferson University
  N3.4 Energy Conservation in Spun Lace Non-Woven Fabric Manufacturing By Statistical Design of Experiment P.P. Raichurkar, NMIMS, India
  N3.5 Fluorinanted Fibers and Finishes John W. Dolan, W.L. Gore
10:00am - 1:30pm
Lunch/Exhibits/New Technology Showcase (NTS)
1:30pm - 3:00pm
N4 - Process Advances I

Session Chair: Brian George, Thomas Jefferson University

  N4.1 Fiber Segment Orientation and Crossings in Nonwovens from 3D X-Ray Microscopic Data Sets D. Steven Keller, Miami University
  N4.2 Process Optimization in Spun Lace Nonwoven Fabric Manufacturing P.P. Raichurkar, NMIMS, India
  N4.3 Foam Forming - An Interesting Tool for the Nonwoven Industry Kristian Salminen, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, Finland
3:00pm - 3:30pm
3:30pm - 5:00pm
N5 - Functional Finishes

Session Chair: Seshadri Ramkumar, Texas Tech University

  N5.1 Tensile, Shear and Bending Properties of the Crepe-de-chine Industrial Fabrics Pramod Raichurkar, NMIMS, India
  N5.2 Enhanced Functional Nanofiber Substrates Lihua Lou, Texas Tech University
  N5.3 Functional Finishes for Nonwovens and Advanced Textiles Indumathi Ramakrishnan, Resil Chemicals, India

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

8:00am - 10:00am
N6 - Nano & Micro Technologies

Session Chair:  Mark Wolfinger, The Lubrizol Corporation


Preparation of Aramid Fibrillated Micro- and Nanofiber/ Styrene-butadiene Latex Composites and Its Mechanical Properties

Aixin Zhong, South China University of Technology, China

Cotton as a Nanoengineering Tool to Produce Antibacterial Nonwovens

Sunghyun Nam, USDA
  N6.3 TBA TBA
10:00am - 10:30am
10:30am - 1200pm
N7 - Process Advances 2

Session Chair: Brian George, Thomas Jefferson University

  N7.1 Oxygen Bleaching - Replacement of Sodium Hydroxide by Calcium Hydroxide Klaus Doelle, SUNY-ESF
  N7.2 UnWasted Possibilities: An Exploration in Product Design Using Felt Offcuts

Melissa Dawson, Rochester Institute of Technology

  N7.3 Why Precision Alignment is Critical to the Success of Nonwoven Manufacturers Myron Smith, OASIS Alignment Services