29. January 2019 | News, Views & Markets

Call for RISE 2019 Presentations

INDA has announced a call for presentations for the ninth annual RISE (Research, Innovation & Science for Engineered Fabrics) Conference to be held September 24-25, 2019, at North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina.

Industry professionals are encouraged to submit their abstracts by March 18, 2019 for the event. Topics currently under consideration are:

Raw Materials

  • Developments in polymer technology
  • Sustainable materials development, or novel uses of existing renewables
  • Fiber development or utilization
  • Nano- and micro-fiber innovations
  • Peripheral material technologies, including elastomeric materials, films, adhesives, among other technologies

Market Dynamics

Equipment and Processing

  • New processing technologies
  • Novel processing techniques or combinations thereof
  • New or novel converting processes
  • Process control and optimization

Product Related Technologies

  • New or novel solutions for existing technical problems
  • Use of composite materials as solutions
  • Technologies specifically aimed at flammability, acoustic and thermal properties, moisture management
  • New testing methodologies or equipment
  • Global trends in standards regulations


  • Medical and hygiene
  • Filtration
  • Geofabrics and building construction
  • Automotive
  • Smart materials

Presentation abstracts of approximately 300 words should be emailed to Deanna Lovell, dlovell@inda.org, by Mar. 18, 2019.

edited by Petra Gottwald

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