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Conference Programme

Day One: 10 October 2018 09:00-17:30

Delegate Registration

Delegate Registration for the 4th International Conference on Nonwovens for High-performance Applications is open.

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Abstracts of presentations

Please find below the conference presentations to date and some of the topics they will each raise. Find the answers to these questions and much more by booking your seat at the 4th International Conference on Nonwovens for High-performance Applications, 10-11 October. Click here to purchase your delegate place today, or email [email protected] for more information.


Speaker Biographies

Adrian Wilson, Conference Chair, Technical Textiles International magazine and Sustainable Nonwovens (UK)

Long-time industry specialist Adrian Wilson has written and edited numerous nonwovens and related publications including Nonwovens Report International. He currently writes for Sustainable Nonwovens and Technical Textiles International and edits Smart Textiles and Nanotechnologies.


10-11 October 2018: 4th International Conference on Nonwovens for High-performance Applications, Cannes, France

Following the success of last year's event in Prague, we are holding the next conference at the Novotel Cannes Montfleury in Cannes, France, on 10-11 October 2018.


21 August 2018

Microfibre composite material for automotive headliners

A microfibre multilayer composite for use in automotive interiors has been developed by Alcantara of Milan, Italy. The material could be used, for instance, as vehicle headliners or for covering the parcel shelf or interior pillars

The composite comprises a layer of microfibre nonwoven coupled to a layer of fabric (preferably knitted) made of polyethylene terephthalate (PET – polyester) fibres by means of a specific adhesive.

The key innovation disclosed in International Patent Publication WO2018/138641 is that dyeing is carried out after the production of the multilayer material as the adhesive is capable of resisting the severe process conditions used for dyeing suede-like artificial leather. As a result, the final material has a uniform colour and appearance on both surfaces.

In addition, the coupling of nonwoven and the PET fabric provides the multilayer material with superior elasticity, flexibility and formability characteristics.

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Conference Venue & Hotel Booking form

The venue for Nonwovens for High-performance Applications is the 4-star Hotel Novotel Cannes Montfleury in the heart of the French Riviera, on 10-11 October 2018.

Conference Proceedings

NHPA2017 proceedings available to purchase


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