The complete presentations of proceedings from NHPA2017 (March 2017) are now available to order on a CD-Rom as PDF files. Individual papers may be purchased and downloaded on this site, or use this link to order a CD-Rom containing all the papers.
NHPA2017 was held at the Novotel Praha Wenceslas Square, Prague, Czech Republic, 7-8 March 2017. Senior staff from around the world attended to hear two days of expert presentations and engage in workshops and discussions. Once again, the conference proved a great success with both delegates, speakers and exhibitors.
The 21 presentations as given at the conference are available on a CD-Rom as PDF files.
Keynote: How a traditional German textiles company transformed itself into a 21st Century leader in engineered nonwovens and technical textiles, Detlev Käppel, Director Sales, Tenowo GmbH (Germany)
- Plenary: Findings from two major market studies on nonwovens, Adrian Wilson, Technical Textiles International/Sustainable Nonwovens (UK)
- Plenary: Nonwovens for energy storage, Hjalmar Granberg, Senior Research Associate, Innventia AB (Sweden)
- Plenary: Flexible circuit boards based on advanced nonwoven substrates, Marc Jolly, Head of Development, Norafin(Germany)
- An overview of recent developments in the production technologies for nanofibres for high-performance nonwovens, Stanislav Petrik, Director Industry Relations, Institute for Nanomaterials, Technical University of Liberec (Czech Republic)
- Spunmelt technology for geotextiles and filtration, Ingo Mählmann, Senior Manager, Oerlikon Neumag (Germany)
- Industrial nanofibre production for air filtration and performance apparel, Ivan Ponomarev, Head of Chemistry and Technology, ELMARCO s.r.o. (Czech Republic)
- The advantages of a novel airlaid process for web formation, Greg Moran, Vice President, Rando Machine Corp (USA)
- Surface science for better optimizing functional coatings on nonwovens and technical textiles, Daniel Frese, Applications & Science, Krüss GmbH (Germany)
- Increasing quality, improving production efficiency: Optical inspection of nonwovens to meet the highest demands, Guido Maass, Vice President Sales (Eastern Europe), Isra Surface Vision (Germany)
- Keynote: How Europe's booming composites markets create new opportunities for fibre-based reinforcements, Michael Effing, Chairman of the Board, Composites Germany, Chairman of the Board, AVK, Founder and CEO, AMAC GmbH (Germany)
- Nonwoven textiles made with recycled carbon fibres for automotive applications, Anthony Stevenson, Technical Manager, ELG Carbon Fibre (UK)
- Glass and carbon fibre mats for automotive applications - the role of automatic optical inspection systems in providing better quality and yield, Hans Örley, Senior Manager Business Development, Dr Schenk (Germany)
- Winning the battle for infection control, Matthew Tipper, Business Director, NIRI - Nonwovens Innovation Research Institute (UK)
- Nonwovens for reactive filtration of exhaust air in waste water treatment plants, Christian Möbitz, ITA, Institute of Textile Technology, RWTH Aachen University (Germany)
- Fibrillated lyocell fibre in filtration applications, Andy Slater, Technical Customer Service Manager, Lenzing Fibers Grimsby (UK)
- Expanding possibilities with novel nonwovens and nanofibres, Arkadiusz Borowiec, Area Sales Manager, JX Nippon ANCI SAS (France)
- Washable superabsorbent fibre nonwoven technology and its high-performance applications, James Docherty, Applications Development Specialist, Technical Absorbents (UK)
- Improved performance of short-chain/carbon-6 (C6) fluorochemicals - automotive, medical and filtration applications, Fikri Alemdaroglu, Business Manager Surface Modification Technologies, Daikin Chemical Europe GmbH (Germany)
- Nonwoven-based composite reinforcements with optimised structures, Claus Lütke, Head of EU Coordination, ITA, Institute of Textile Technology, RWTH Aachen University (Germany)
- Recycling, separation, blending and web formation - alternative materials for lightweight construction, Marcel Hofmann, Department Manager Textile Lightweight Engineering, Saxon Textile Research Institute (STFI e.V) (Germany)