One of the main annual events on the calendar, the 4th International Conference on Nonwovens for High-performance Applications, took place in Cannes, France on 10-11 October 2018. This conference is a unique symposium designed to inform delegates and the industry in general about latest technical developments and opportunities offered from technical nonwovens for high-performance applications.
FET underlined its growing profile in the industry when R&D Manager Mark Smith gave a keynote presentation to delegates. The R&D team at FET conducts processing trials and investigations to assist clients in their development of new polymers and fibrous products and have a very active programme of in-house research projects to extend processing capabilities.
With this background and expertise, Mark was selected to present a technical paper entitled “Melt Spun Nonwovens from Engineering Resins.” This presentation examined such questions as:
- How can high melt viscosity polymers with high melting temperatures be successfully melt spun to form nonwoven webs?
- What sorts of polymers can be processed using the methods and equipment developed?
- What are the unique properties and characteristics of the resulting fabrics?
- What new opportunities do such nonwovens offer?
Mark’s presentation was well received at the Conference and some excellent ideas and feedback were enjoyed by all the delegates.