CAB 2012 to focus on nonwovens converting and bonding

Aiming to provide information on the entire range of nonwoven bonding and converting technologies, the agenda for the inaugural Converting and Bonding (CAB) 2012 Conference includes sessions ranging from Machinery Technology to Market Applications as part of the three-day event, set for April 17-19, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency in Greenville, S.C.

The CAB Conference, which has its roots in the highly successful Needlepunch Conference organized by INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, now encompasses all bonding technologies plus the addition of converting, The new conference will cover the entire range of nonwoven bonding technologies, including needlepunch, spunlace, chemical, spray, foam, powder, stitch, thermal, through-air and ultrasonic.

Highlights of CAB 2012

  • The latest converting applications using ultrasonic, coating, laminating, , and laser technologies
  • New market opportunities and applications in medical, military, alternative energy, automotive, geotextiles, building/construction, protective barriers and more
  • New capabilities in converting
  • Machinery technology – needle punch
  • Bonding and Converting tutorials
  • Innovations in thermal and other bonding technologies
  • Latest trends and developments in sustainability, raw materials and governmental affairs

“We have expanded our very successful Needlepunch Conference to include a host of bonding technologies utilized by the entire nonwovens industry,” explains INDA President Rory Holmes.

“The CAB Conference will attract a larger, more diverse audience looking for information on and solutions for their bonding and converting needs.”

Another special feature of CAB 2012 will be a Speed Networking Lunch that will allow attendees to meet more people in two hours than they would on their own during this event. Participants will have three minutes to connect with a fellow attendee before the bell is rung and they move on to their next contact.

Like all INDA conferences, CAB will also provide ample time for networking, with multiple receptions and table-top events scheduled to bring attendees together in a more informal setting.

For more information on the inaugural Converting and Bonding (CAB) Conference, April 17-19, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency in Greenville, S.C.:

INDA is a leading global association for the nonwoven fabrics industry.  Since 1968, it has provided a variety of industry focused networking events to help members increase sales and market share.

INDA is also a leading source for market leading education, global forecasts, testing standards and trend reports which provide members the information and knowledge to better plan and execute their business.  Through its on-the-ground efforts in Washington DC, INDA provides members a strong voice within government on topics that affect the nonwovens industry.

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