Date: 21 June 2019 | Time: 9.45am – 5.30pm | Venue: Convention Centre 4.1
Theme: Nonwovens Manufacturing Processes for the 21st Century: More Flexible, More Efficient, More Sustainable
ITMA will jointly organise the Nonwovens Forum @ ITMA 2019 with the International Association for the Nonwovens and Related Industries (EDANA).
- Launched in 2015, the forum aims to share insights and engage the following industry players:
- Textile and garment producers upgrading to nonwovens production
- Nonwovens manufacturers investing in innovative and sustainable technologies and raw materials
- Retailers and brand owners exploring the latest trends and technologies
- Welcome address by CEMATEX & EDANA
- Introduction to EDANA and global perspective on nonwovens trends by process
Jacques Prigneaux, Market Analysis and Economic Affairs Director, EDANA (Belgium)
- Global trends in nonwoven processes under economic and sustainability constraints
Keynote speaker: David Allan, Editor, Nonwovens, RISI, United States
- Session 1 - Circular economy: challenges & opportunities for processing bio-based & recycled materials on nonwovens machinery
- Processing bio-polymers on spunmelt lines
Hans-Georg Geus, Technical Director, Reifenhäuser REICOFIL & Enka Tecnica
- Processing recycled fibres on adapted carded nonwoven lines
Thierry Masi, Sales Manager, LAROCHE
- Session 2 - Research Centres: latest trends and innovation in nonwoven processes – including hybrids and composites
- New ways of imagining sustainable nonwovens
Simon Fremeaux, R&D Engineer/Nonwoven Platform Manager, Centre Européen des Textiles Innovants (CETI)
- Advanced nonwoven composites for meeting industrial needs
Sohel Rana, Lecturer in Technical Textiles, School of Applied Sciences, University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom
- Increased productivity for finest fibre webs by modified meltblow technology
Martin Hoss, Research Scientist, Deutsche Institute für Textil (DITF)Nonwovens Technologies, Germany
- Experts Panel: Exchange of views on the nonwoven processes of the 2030s
- Behnam Pourdeyhimi, Executive Director, The Nonwovens Institute (TNI), United States
- Stephen Russel, Director, Nonwovens Research Group, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
- Matthew Tipper, Business Director, Nonwovens Innovation and Research Institute (NIRI), United Kingdom
- Bernd Gulich, Manager, Center of Excellence in Nonwovens, Sächsisches Textilforschungsinstitut e.V. (STFI), Germany
- David Allan, Editor, Nonwovens, RISI, United States
- Session 3 - Innovations in nonwovens technology
- Nonwovens in the world fibre industry – Status and outlook
Andreas Engelhardt, General Manager, The Fiber Year GmbH/Groz-Beckert, Switzerland
- METRIS: Digital and IIoT solutions for nonwovens
Alexandre Butte, Director Business Development, ANDRITZ Nonwoven, France
Clemens Mann, Head of Business Development and Marketing, ANDRITZ Automation, Austria
- Industry 4.0. - Welcome to the next level of smart winding
Stefano Quilici, Digital Solutions Manager, A.Celli Nonwovens, Italy
- Softness analyser: Objective measurement of softness, roughness and stiffness – the three basic parameters, which determine the human feeling
Alexander Grüner, Global Marketing & Business Development Manager, Emtec Electronic GmbH, Germany
- Closing Remarks by EDANA
Subject to changes Speakers
The Fiber Year GmbH
Andreas Engelhardt founded The Fiber Year GmbH in 2010 to provide expertise to the international textile industry and to produce The Fiber Year, an annual textile yearbook delivering a world survey on fibers, yarns and nonwovens. In 2018, he joined Groz-Beckert where he was responsible for product marketing, innovation and the new service The Fabric Year which reveals the latest market developments annually. By end 2018, he resumed management of The Fiber Year GmbH.
Prior to setting up The Fibre Year, Andreas had worked in Barmag and Saurer. He is a business management and marketing graduate.
David is an experienced industry editor and industry analyst with a background in nonwovens, newsprint, printing, writing papers and publishing. He spent over 30 years in the nonwovens and pulp and paper industries and his subsequent experience has focused on market strategy development, product management, price analysis and forecasting, with major pulp and paper producers.
David attended the University of California at Berkeley, majoring in political science.
Dr. Sohel Rana
Lecturer in Technical Textiles, School of Applied Sciences
University of Huddersfield
Dr. Sohel Rana is a Lecturer in technical textiles in the School of Applied Sciences at University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom. He was a key researcher in developing multi-functional and bio-based hierarchical composites, and high performance auxetic structures and composites for personal protection applications.
Sohel has also edited numerous books on advanced textile and composite materials, and published over 35 papers in peer-reviewed journals. He holds a bachelor’s degree in textile technology from University of Calcutta, and Master’s degree and Ph.D. in Fibre Science and Technology from Indian Institute of Technology.
Hans-Georg Geus is the Technical Director of Reifenhäuser Reicofil. He has been with the Reifenhäuser Group since 1989. Before assuming his current role in 2006, he was field engineer, then head of research and development.
Hans-Georg holds several patent applications in the field of spunbound and meltblown technology and has authored several papers and publications. He is a graduate in Process Engineering from University of Applied Science, Cologne.
Deutsche Institute für Textil (DITF)Nonwovens Technologies
Martin Dauner is Research Scientist/Engineer, Filament and Nonwoven Technologies with DITF. He has worked on the design and construction of fibre processing equipment, 500mm meltblow line, and filament spinning lines (mono and bicomponent fibres), amongst other projects. He is also the project/scientific engineer on several public and contract research projects.
Martin is a mechanical engineering graduate from the University of Stuttgart, Germany.
R&D Production Manager
Centre Européen des Textiles Innovants (CETI)
Simon Fremeaux is the R&D Production Manager at CETI. He manages both private and collaborative projects, working on design solutions to prototype production. He began his career 10 years ago with polyamide maker, Nylstar, before joining Dounor, a spunbond/meltblown manufacturer for hygiene products where he was in charge of technical services.
Simon is a textile engineering graduate.
Dgital Soutions Manager
A.Celli Nonwovens, Italy
Stefano Quilici coordinates and supervises the activities of Extreme Automation, A.Celli’s new specialised division for Industry 4.0 projects and products since 2018. He joined A.Celli in 2017, handling commercial agreements and legal assessments at the group holding company’s legal department.
A lawyer admitted to the Italian Bar with a post graduate specialization in corporate law, compliance and commercial matters, Stefano began his professional career in a law firm based in Lucca and Rome.
Thierry Masi is the Sales Director for Laroche, in charge of the Europe, Russia & Israel markets, a position he has held since 2006. Before joining Laroche, Thierry was the Area Sales Director for Asselin-Thibeau (now part of Andritz Group).
Thierry is a textile engineer graduate from ENSAIT (Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Industries Textiles).
DELEGATE REGISTRATION & FEES
Past forum speakers & delegates
- Targeted to companies initiating in the nonwoven production
- Companies already engaged in nonwovens/ high value manufacturing focusing on recycling (technologies and raw materials.)
Andritz, Clariant, Beijing Origin Water Membrane Technology, Deakin University, Dilo, Felix Schoeller Group, Fruit of the Loom, Garware-wall Ropes Limited, Kaytech Engineered Fabrics, Kelheim Fibres, Nike Inc, Oerlikon Manmade Fibers, Pulcra Chemicals, Stora Enso Oyj , The University of Tennessee, Unifrax and more… Delegate registration & fees
The forum is open only to ITMA 2019 exhibitors and registered visitors. Click here to register now.
|Delegates and presenters |
|€ 128 |
|ITMA 2019 Supporting Organisation members |
|€ 108 |
* VAT at prevailing rate to be added if applicable. ** Includes light lunch & tea breaks.
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