Fiberglass Mat Community to Meet October 17-19, 2023 in Chattanooga, TN

(ATLANTA) August 14, 2023 – Registration is now open for TAPPI’s 2023 Fiberglass Mat Technology Forum taking place October 17-19, 2023 at the Westin Chattanooga in Chattanooga, TN. Early bird registration rates end September 25.

This year’s event is bringing together industry professionals to explore and analyze a wide range of topics that are crucial to the fiberglass mat industry with sessions focusing on key areas of improvement, innovation and sustainability.

Based on the theme “Mechanical Aspects of Fiberglass Manufacturing,” the program features presentations by subject matter experts from the American Roller Company, Andritz, Allimand, CertainTeed, Malarkey Roofing Products, Owens Corning, Trima, SD Polymers, Voith and more.

Some of the featured sessions include:

  • Defect Detection and Capture
  • Glass Mat Winding, Rewinding and Converting
  • Recycling of Off Grade Fiberglass Mat
  • Specialty Glass Nonwoven Market and Applications
  • Asphalt Shingle Manufacturing
  • Formaldehyde: Regulatory Activity and Potential Implication
  • Creating Value with Plasma Coatings
  • Wet Chop and Sizing
  • Wet Form Safety
  • Wire Cleaning Strategies

Registration also includes an evening of fun games, delicious bites and libations at Chattanooga’s Southside Social on Wednesday, October 18. Attendees will mix and mingle with their industry colleagues while singing karaoke, bowling and playing ping-pong, darts, billiards, foosball, skeeball and shuffleboard. 

To learn more about the Fiberglass Mat Technology Forum and to register, visit or contact TAPPI Nonwovens, Engineers and Technologists (NET) Division Manager Tyler Mast by email or by phone, +1 770-209-7345.

The Nonwovens, Engineers and Technologists (NET) Division is comprised of hundreds of technical students and professionals who assess and promote the broad nonwoven industry through the work of its volunteers. NET provides forums for presentation and discussion of relevant and leading-edge topics, in addition to networking opportunities and mentoring programs, to ensure best practices and technology transfer across the industry’s entire supply chain. Learn more about the Division.

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