TAPPI NET Division Announces 2014 NETINC Conference Program

TAPPI’s NET division has announced its program for the 2014 NETInc (Innovative Nonwovens Conference) being held April 27-30 in Nashville, TN USA. The program features speakers from all segments of the nonwovens industry and is sure to have a little something for anyone wanting to further their knowledge of this exciting industry.

Highlights of the conference include an opening session and keynote presentation which addresses some of the most pressing industry issues. Steve Ogle, INDA, presents “Flushability Past Present and Future” a discussion of how the increasing popularity of so called flushable nonwovens is causing ecological problems throughout the U.S. and globally. Kimberly Clark’s Bryan Haynes will address another popular topic in his presentation, “Nonwoven Materials: Challenges for the Medical and Consumer Products Sector.” 

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Webinar Series to Preview Conference Sessions

The Binders & Additives Committee presents two webinars  that preview sessions of the NETInc, Innovative Nonwovens Conference program in April 27-30 2014. 

The first is “Process Foam: What, Why and How to Attack” which was held in February 2014 and was hosted by Chris Sharpe of ESP Foam Control. This webinar provided an examination of the causes, symptoms, and challenges with foam generation in nonwovens processing. An overview of the technologies associated with foam control was offered, with a focus on chemical foam control additives

This webinar recording is currently available for a limited time only for you to review under the Education Tab.

The Second is “Biocides in White Water Systems: Maximizing System Performance While Minimizing Costs” hosted by Chris Baron of Ashland Water Technologies. This webinar will explain how the presence and proliferation of microbes such as algae, bacteria and fungi in the wet end of a nonwovens fabric machine can slow production, create undesirable odors, consume value process additives, and lead to increased corrosion rates.  Growth of such microbes is generally controlled through the addition of chemicals in the wet end.  The presentation discusses the common chemical microbiological control technologies that are employed against microbes and compares the effectiveness of each type of chemistry.  The methods used to monitor the performance of chemical microbiological control programs will also be discussed. For more information and to register for this webinar visit Biocides in White Water Systems Webinar Registration.

For more information on how to become involved in the TAPPI Nonwovens Engineers and Technologists Division please contact Amanda Thomas at

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