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Overview

Monday April 17, 2006

Early Arrival

1:00 PM Tutorial - Melt Blowing, Spunbonding, Staple Fibers, New Developments
*Tutorial is free with TANCON registration.

Tuesday April 18, 2006

8:30 AM Nonwovens in Apparel
12:30 PM Lunch
2:00 PM Medical / Barrier Fabrics
6:30 PM Reception with Poster Session, Apparel Modeling and Tabletops

Wednesday April 19, 2006

8:30 AM Enhanced Product Performance
12:30 PM Lunch
2:00 PM Filtration / Nanotechnology
7:00 PM Banquet with Keynote Speaker Lee Riedinger

Thursday April 20, 2006

8:30 AM Spunmelt & Polymers
12:30 PM Lunch
2:00 PM Spunmelt & Geotextiles
3:45 PM Tours of Facilities

Session Details

Nonwovens in Apparel, Tuesday April 18, 2006 8:30 AM
Moderator: Billie Collier, Vice Chancellor, UT

Cotton - The Fabric of Our Lives - A New/Old Choice for Nonwovens
Janet O’Regan ~ Cotton Incorporated

Objective and Subjective Evaluation of Nonwovens
Mary Ann Moore ~ Florida State University

Stretchable Nonwoven Fabrics
Belinda T. Orzada ~ University of Delaware

Utrasonic Bonding
Torsten Brieger ~ Herrmann Ultrasonics, Inc.

Hydroentangled Nonwovens for Military Applications
Stephen Szczesuil ~ US Army Natick Soldier Center

Computational Fluid Dynamic Modeling of Protective Clothing Systems
Phil Gibson ~ U.S. Army Natick Soldier Center

Development of Nonwoven Flame Resistant Coverall for Military Applications
Carole A. Winterhalter ~ U.S. Army Natick Soldier Center


Medical / Barrier Fabrics, Tuesday April 18, 2:00 PM
Moderator: Bruce Yost, DuPont Nonwovens

Microfiber Nonwovens and their Medical Applications
Ron (Rongguo) Zhao ~ Ahlstrom Windsor Locks, LLC

The Impact of Melt Blown and Spunbond Technologies on the Barrier Properties of SMS Fabrics
Fumin Lu ~ Neumag | Saurer Group

Shaped Fibers and their Applications
Alex Lobovsky ~ Advanced Fiber Engineering, LLC

Advanced Models for Fiber Processing
John Kennedy ~ CAEFF, Clemson University

Protection Concepts for Liners and Fabric Treatments - Reactive Fabrics for Chemical and Biological Properties
Heidi Schreuder-Gibson ~ U.S. Army Natick Soldier Center

Barrier Properties of Medical Face Masks: The Influence of Repellent on the Mask Filtration Ability
Karen Leonas ~ University of Georgia

New Melt Additive Technologies Allow for the Development of HigherPerformance Nonwoven Fabrics Utilizing Synergies with Polybutene-1 for Medical Applications
Viggy Mehta ~ Polymer Dynamix & Omar Boutni ~ Basell Polyolefins


Enhanced Product Performance, Wednesday April 19 8:30 AM
Moderator: C. Y. Cheng, Consultant

Developments in Flame Retardancy of Polyester Fibers
Gerald T. Keep ~ Missing Octave Insights, Inc.

Meeting the Challenges to Increased Adoption of Silver Antimicrobial Protection for Nonwovens
Tom Magauran ~ AirQual Corporation

Copper Oxide Impregnated Nonwoven Fabrics and their Applications
Gadi Borkow ~ Cupron Inc.

Antibacterial Surfaces Using Plasma-Enhanced Coating/Functionalization
Soujanya Jampala ~ University of Wisconsin, Madison

The Application of a One-Atmosphere Uniform Glow Discharge Plasma (OAUGDP) to Roll-to-Roll Surface Energy Enhancement and Plasma Chemical Vapor Disposition (PCVD) on Films and Fabrics
J. Reece Roth ~ University of Tennessee

A Comparison Between Properties of Needlepunched Nonwoven Geotextiles Produced from Natural and Synthetic Fibres
Rajesh Anandjiwala ~ Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

New and Emerging Technologies - Specialty Polymers, Fibers and Nonwovens
Edward C. Gregor ~ Edward C. Gregor & Associates LLC

Filtration / Nanotechnology, Wednesday April 19, 2:00 PM
Moderator: Seshadri Ramkumar, Texas Tech University

Charged and Uncharged Media for HEPA Filters
Peter Tsai ~ University of Tennessee

Filtration Performance of Charged Nonwovens including Meltblown and Sounbond Materials
Kyung-Ju Choi ~ American Air Filter International

Nanoval Splitspinning to Nanofibers
Martin Stobik ~ Nanoval

Effect of Nonwoven Structure and Nanofiber Content on Filtration Performance
Phil Gibson ~ U.S. Army Natick Soldier Center

On-Line Optical Measurement of Electrospun Fibers
Chris Fandrey ~ Powerscope Inc.

Commercial Scale Production of Nanofibers using a 400-nozzle Electrohydrodynamic Spraying (EHS) System
Ashley Scott ~ NanoStatics, LLC

Calendering Nanofiber Fabrics and Composites
D. Steve Gunter ~ BF Perkins


SpunMelt & Polymers, Thursday April 20, 8:30 AM
Moderator: Bryan Haynes, Kimberly-Clark

New Machine Concept for Meltblown
Erwin Glawion, RIETER Nonwovens and Plastics Machinery

Quo Vadis – Meltblown Bico Systems?
Hans Georg Geus ~ Reicofil GmbH

Engineering Polymers for Melt Blowing Applications
Ramesh Srinivasan ~ Ticona Engineering Polymers

Elastic Properties of Nonwoven Fabrics Made from Specialty Polyolefin Elastomers Under Different Processing Conditions
Smita Kacker ~ ExxonMobil Chemical Company

Metocene Polypropylene for Nonwoven Applications
Daniele Bugada ~ Basell USA Inc.

Recent Advances in Vis-Breaking Polypropylene for Meltblown Applications
Matthew E. Gande ~ Ciba Specialty Chemicals

SpunMelt & Geotextiles (Short Session), Thursday April 21, 2:00 PM
Moderator: Larry Wadsworth, Professor, UT

Spunbond PET, Bico PET and Nylon - A Positive Future
Mark Snider ~ Nordson Corporation

Nanophase Mn (VII) Oxide Incorporated Nonwovens as Active Protective Fabrics from Chemical Warfare Agents (CWAs) and Toxic Industrial Chemicals (TICs)
Rajan Vempati ~ ChK Group Inc.

Liquid Extrusion Techniques for Pore Structure Characterization of Nonwovens
Akshaya Jena ~ Porous Materials Inc.