Thanks to all our participants

We would like to thank everyone who participated in another successful conference. We have now made the updated papers available to attendees, please log in and click on the Presentations download tab.

Conference images

Here are some images from the 4th Conference on Nonwovens for High-performance Applications, NHPA2018 in Cannes, October 2018.


Conference Programme

Day One: 10 October 2018 09:00-17:30

Abstracts of presentations

Please find below the Abstracts of the conference presentations and some of the topics they raised.

Ania Krolak

The most disruptive technologies in high-performance nonwoven applications: forecast to 2028. Speaker Ania Krolak, Senior Consulting Manager, Smithers Pira (UK)  

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, this conference took place at the Novotel Cannes Montfleury in Cannes, France, on 10-11 October 2018.

The International Conference on Nonwovens for High-performance Applications is a high-level, commercially focussed symposium which addresses the issues of entering and expanding in the advanced nonwovens market.


4 October 2018

Structured microfilament nonwoven with textile-like performance and appearance

To improve the aesthetics and mechanical properties of nonwovens, a method for producing a structured microfilament nonwoven has been developed by Freudenberg Group of Weinheim, Germany

The structure of the nonwoven is designed to be resistant to treatments causing mechanical stress, such as repeated washing or dyeing processes. At the same time, the nonwoven has good mechanical properties, good thermophysiological comfort, and a pleasant appearance and handle.

Such materials could find application as cleaning cloths, towels, fabrics for sanitation purposes, bed linen, upholstery fabrics and lining materials, says Freudenberg.

Conference Proceedings

NHPA2017 proceedings available to purchase

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