Call For Paper: 2015 NETInc Conference

ATLANTA — August 22, 2014 — TAPPI is pleased to announce the call for papers for the 2015 NETInc Conference. NETInc (Innovative Nonwovens Conference) is organized by the Nonwovens Engineers and Technologists (NET) Division of TAPPI. NETInc is the perfect forum for Nonwovens Industry professionals and academics to share information that encourages research innovations, new product development and industry growth.

A foundation of strong technical presentations combined with targeted networking opportunities allows for an environment of professional growth.

The NET Division Conference Program Committee is currently seeking abstracts for the following topics:

Fiber & Polymer Innovations

  • Biobased polymers for nonwovens
  • New polymer classes
  • Bio component fiber systems
  • Novel surface coatings – high performance coatings
  • Innovations with synthetic, glass fibers
  • Conductive Fibers

Binders & Additives

  • Next generation binders
  • Bio-renewable binders
  • Fire retardant additives

Emerging Technologies

  • 3-D printing for nonwovens applications
  • Bio-mimetics
  • Technical textiles

Fiber & Nonwoven Functionalities

  • Highly absorbent materials
  • Moisture resistant products
  • Mold resistant products
  • Oxygen permeable/barrier functionalities
  • Acoustic products
  • Fire retardant/barrier properties

Fiber Processing

  • Advances in web forming technologies
  • Advances in thermal, chemical, & mechanical Bonding

Converting Technologies

  • Hot melt innovations
  • Surface activation technologies
  • New techniques for improved lamination, curing of functionalized coatings, surface sterilization, polymerization


  • New product applications for nonwoven filters
  • Binder systems for unique filtration applications


  • Nanofibers in nonwoven products
  • Nanofiber processing
  • Nano-enabled technologies

Nonwovens Processing

  • Lean manufacturing in nonwovens
  • Increasing conversion speeds, minimizing setup
  • Increasing Reliability & Operational Effectiveness
  • Imaging and Detection Systems

Smart Nonwovens

  • Techniques for embedding electronics
  • Medical Nonwovens
  • Applications with sound
  • Biosensors

Building Sciences

  • New applications/products in building & construction
  • Increasing operational efficiency and  decreasing environmental impact

Regulatory Issues & Market Trends

  • Updates on current legislation
  • Impact of upcoming regulatory actions
  • LEEDS/Green Building Initiatives
  • Sustainable Nonwovens
  • Global Market Factors Affecting Nonwovens

Operations Management

  • Information Technologies
  • Productivity Improvement and Cost Reduction

Authors interested in presenting on these or related topics should submit an abstract electronically to TAPPI’s Speaker Management System.

Abstract submissions should be 1-2 paragraphs in length and are due on or before November 30, 2014. Accepted abstract authors will be invited to submit a PowerPoint presentation by February 20, 2015. The program committee will provide feedback to authors through a peer review process and final presentations will be due by March 19, 2015.

The 2015 NETInc Conference will once again be co-located with PaperCon as part of TAPPI’s Centennial Celebration in Atlanta, Georgia April 18th-25th. NETInc attendees will be able to take advantage of presentations in other, relevant areas, such as coating, papermaking, and tissue manufacturing.

Posted August 26, 2014

Source: TAPPI