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TAPPI plans virtual nonwovens conference at Tappicon 2021


Technical Association of Pulp and Paper Association (TAPPI)will organize a virtual nonwovens conference as a part of Tappicon 2021 event of the from May 04-05, 2021. The event will kick start with a keynote presentation on the industry’s response to COVID-19 by Dave Rousse, President, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry Association (INDA). The highlight of the program is a power packed panel session on “Preparing for Future Pandemics and PPE.” Panel involves key leaders in the industry including Karen Bitz-McIntyre, Editor Nonwovens Industry magazine.

The event will bring leading organizations such as TAPPI and INDA to discuss the state of the sector and innovations in nonwovens and technical textiles. Speaking about the nonwovens field, Larry Montague, TAPPI President & CEO stated, “While the pandemic has taught us many things over the last year, one of the most significant has been the sizeable role nonwovens played in ‘stopping the spread,’ both in the healthcare community and beyond. Whether we’re talking about face masks, filters, various Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), or wipes, the industry was, and still is, on the frontline of this fight providing lifesaving protection.”

The conference features presentations from leading industry and academic leaders. A timely presentation on the recent advances in spunmelt nonwovens will be delivered by a representative from Exxon Mobil Corporation. Novel solutions to microbial problems will be dealt in a presentation by ViaClean Technologies. International speakers from India, United Kingdom, Turkey, and United States will deal with topics like design aspects of coveralls, nanofiber filters, etc.