Tentative Program - Day One

1:30 – 2:30


2:30 –3:30


3:30 - 4:00


4:00 - 7:00
Inaugural  lectures:
4:00 - 4:35
Arun Pal Aneja and Chandan Gokhale, Reliance Industries Limited., “Emerging trends in technical textiles and nonwovens”
4:35 - 5:10
Behnam  Pourdeyhimi, North Carolina State University, USA "Opportunities in nonwovens: future value-added products and processes"
5:10 - 5:45
Pierre Wiertz, EDANA, “The contribution of nonwovens to a sustainable world”
5:45 - 6:20
S.C. Anand, M. Seed, B. Kandola, Centre for Materials, Research and Innovation, The University of Bolton, Bolton, UK  and R.Fulford, Remploy Frontline, UK “Novel composite materials for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)”
6:20 - 6:55
Rahul  Dharmadhikary,  Alhstrom Nonwovens, “Nonwovens for medical textiles and their relevance to Indian industry and export potentials”

6:55 - 7:00 

Concluding Remarks

7:00 - 7:30

Tea and Poster Presentations

7:30 - 8:30

Cultural Programmes

8:30 – 10:00


Tentative Program - Day Two
09:00 – 11:40 SESSION –I  Product Development in Technical Textiles
09:00 - 09:35 Keynote lecture:  Shashi Singh, Office of the Textile Commissioner, Ministry of Textiles, Government of India, “Emerging Indian market  trends in technical textiles and nonwovens”
09:35 - 10:05 Reicofil, Germany “ Spunbond nonwoven technologies and their application potential”
10:05 - 10:35 Timothy Robson, Hills Inc., USA and Vikas Nadkarni, "Multicomponent spinning technology for novel spunbonded & meltblown nonwovens"
10:35 - 11:05 Vividh Chaturvedi and Kailash Dangayach, Shell India Pvt Ltd., “PTT - a new polymer for technical textiles”
11:05 - 11:35 Dave Hill, Technical Absorbents Limited, UK, “Product development with super absorbent fibres”

11:35 -11:40

Concluding Remarks

11:40 -12:00


12:00 – 2:00 SESSION – II  Nonwoven Machinery
12:00 - 12:30 André Michalon, Rieter Perfojet, France, “How to address product development with nonwoven machinery” 
12:30 - 01:00 Geoff Kershaw, NSC Group (Asselin-Thibeau), France, “Innovations and flexibility in the manufacture of staple fibre nonwovens”
01:00 - 01:30 Stefan Schlichter, Oerlikon Neumag Austria GmbH, Austria, “Modular machine design for nonwoven carding installations”

01:30 - 02:00

Ingo Doring, Andritz Kusters, 'Wetlaid technology - from fibers to advanced nonwovens'

02:00 – 02:45


02:45 – 05:15 SESSION – III  Nonwoven Technical Textiles
02:45 – 03:45 Uwe Kamps, Temafa, Germany “Fibre preparation systems for needle felting production lines”     
Frank Kieras, Spinnbau, Germany,  “Latest developments on web forming systems for needle felting nonwovens”
Hjalma Schwab, Dilo, Germany, “New needling technology for technical Felts”
03:45 - 04:15 Antonino Giustiniani and Narinder Sharma, FIR, Italy, “Some innovative applications of composite nonwovens”
04:15 – 04:45 Franco Godi  and Carlo Brusco, Texno, Italy, “Role of Malivlies stitchbonded nonwovens in visible and non visible automotive interior applications”
04.45 - 05.15 A.Troncon and N.K.Sharma, Matex srl, Italy “Role of coating and impregnation in the production of technical textiles and nonwovens”

05:15 – 5:30


05:30 – 07:15

SESSION – IV A  Medical Textiles

05:30 – 07:15

SESSION – IV B  Fibre Reinforced Composites

Tentative Program - Day Two (Parallel Sessions)
05:30 – 07:10 SESSION – IV A Medical Textiles
05:30 - 05:50 Bhuvanesh Gupta, IIT Delhi, “Designing biotextiles for tissue engineering of urinary bladder reconstruction”
05:50 - 06.10 O.L.Shanmugasundaram, Department of Textile Technology, KSR College of Technology,
Tiruchengode, “Speciality medical fibres and their applications”
06:10 - 06:30 Elham Amirnasr and Dariush Semnani, Department of Textile Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran, “Improving the bending properties of medical composite for making the cast of broken limbs by different warp knitted structures”
06:30 - 06:50 Ashok Kumar L, PSG College of Technology,  “Development of pneumatic glove for physically challenged personnel”
06:50 - 07:10 V.Parthsarathi and G. Thilagavathi, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, “Synthesis and characterization of titanium dioxide nano particles and its application on textiles for microbe resistance”
05:30 – 07:10 SESSION – IV B  Fibre Reinforced Composites
05:30 - 05:50 Naveen Padaki and  R. Alagirusamy, IIT Delhi, “Influence of interlacement on the impact properties of multilayer fabric reinforced composites”
05:50 - 06.10 A Toldy, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Budapest, Hungary “Flame retardancy of fiber reinforced epoxy resin composites”
06:10 - 06:30 M.S.R Naidu, Saertex India Pvt. Ltd., India, “Application of non crimp fabrics”
06:30 - 06:50 G.Szebenyi and G.Romhany, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Budapest, Hungary “Mechanical properties of MWCNT/fiber reinforced hybrid composites”
06:50 - 07:10 M. Neshasteriz, Hajir. Bahrami and M. Latifi,  Textile Engineering Department of Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran Iran Jamshidi and A.Ramezani, Civil Engineering Department of Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, “Effect of polypropylene nonwoven layers on the mechanical properties of reinforced cement”
Tentative Program - Day Three
09:00 – 11:05 SESSION – V  Product Development
09:00 – 09:35 Keynote Lecture: Ramkumar, The Institute of Environmental and Human Health (TIEHH) of Texas Tech University (TTU), Lubock, USA, “Nonwovens for valued-added and defense applications”
09:35 – 10:05 Daniele Benini, GDM spa, Italy “PICK & PLACE APPLICATION CONCEPT - Don't loose control in your discrete material application”
10:05 – 10:35 Samir Gupta, Business Coordination House, New Delhi "Emerging India – The next Investment and business destination"
10:35 – 11:05 Roli Jindal, DuPont, “Innovations in building textiles and their market potentials”

11:05 -11:20


11:20 - 01:00

Parallel Session VI A - Coating and Finishing of Technical Textiles

11:20 - 01:00

Parallel Session VI B - Nonwoven Technology

01:00 - 02:00


02:00 - 03:40

Parallel Session VII A - Advanced Raw materials

02:00 – 04:00

Parallel Session VII B – Geotextiles

04:00 – 04:30


04:30 – 06.00

Panel Discussion and Concluding Remarks

Tentative Program - Day Three (Parallel Sessions)
11:20 – 01:00 SESSION – VI A - Coating and Finishing of Technical Textiles
11:20 – 11:40 Mangala Joshi, IIT Delhi, “Nanotechnology in high performance coatings and finishing of technical textiles”
11:40 -12:00 Thomas Wiedrer, Breuckner, Germany, “ Finishing of woven and knitted technical textiles”
12:00 -12:20 Milind Khandwe, Entremonde Polycoaters, Nasik, “TPO coated PP fabrics and their applications”
12:20 – 12:40 F. Fiorio,  D. Campedelli,  Vagotex Windtex Spa, Italy and N.K. Sharma, Professor and Consultant, Italy, “A survey of lamination technologies for the production of fabrics for functional garments and footwear”
12:40 – 01:00 Kartick Kumar Samanta,   Manjeet Jassal and Ashwini K. Agrawal, Department of Textile Technology, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi "Hydrophobic finishing of cellulosic substrates by tetrafluoro ethane (C2F4H2) plasma at atmospheric pressure"
11:20 – 01:00 SESSION – VIB  Nonwoven Technology
11:20 – 11:40 V. K. Kothari, IIT Delhi, Nonwoven innovations
11:40 -12:00 Ravishankar, K’s Technical and Management Consultants, India, “Polyester based spunbond nonwovens
12:00 -12:20 Roopali Chitnis, ATE, Mumbai “Machinery from Trützschler Nonwovens group for the production of cotton nonwoven materials
12:20 – 12:40 Canal Air, Italy
12:40 – 01:00 Avinash Mayekar, Associate Vice President, Technopak Advisors Pvt. Ltd., “Disposable textile – future for India”
02:00 – 04:00 SESSION – VIIA  Advanced Raw materials
02:00 - 02:20 Apurba Das, V. K. Kothari  and Archit Banwari, Electromagnetic Shielding
02.20 - 02:40 S.C. Anand, S. Pereira, S. Rajendran, Centre for Materials Research and Innovation, The University of Bolton, Bolton, UK and C. Wood, Baltex Ltd, Ilkeston, UK, “Empirical modelling of elastic properties of pressure garments for healthcare”
02:40 – 03:00 Arindam Sarkar, Nikita Bhutani, Mahesh Ahlawat, Petr Mikes, Jiri Chvojka, Pavel Pokorny, David Lukas, Technical University of Liberec, Czech Republic “Electrohydrodynamics of free liquid surface in a circular cleft –An application to electrospinning and electrospraying”
03:00 – 03:20 Faheem Uddin, Textile Department, School of Science and Technology, University of Management  and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan, “Clays, nanoclays and montmorillonite minerals”
03:20 – 03:40 Manisha A. Hira, Manisha Mathur, Purnima D. Chauhan & U. K. Gangopadhyay, SASMIRA, Mumbai,  “Engineering of textiles with thermoregulatory properties”
03:40 - 04.00 Prabhakar Bhat and Vinod  Sharma, Shri Vaishnav Institute of Technology and Science, Indore “Development of water swellable smart yarn”
02:00 – 04:00 SESSION – VII B Geotextiles
02:00 - 02:20 M. K Talukdar, B. P. Pal, Kusumgar Corporates, India and S. K. Chattopadhyay, CIRCOT, Mumbai “Design and development of geotextiles for flexible geo-dams”
02.20 - 02:40 INDA paper
02:40 – 03:00 Sudripta Roy and Md. Siddiqur Rahman, International Jute Study Group (IJSG) “Prospects of technical textiles with emphasis on jute geotextiles and nonwovens- efforts of IJSG”
03:00 – 03:20 G. Gunasekaran, Sona College of Technology, Salem, “Scope of using banana and jute fibres in nonwovens“
03:20 – 03:40 P. C. Patel, H. R. Mankodi, Textile Engineering Department, M. S. University of Baroda, Vadodara, K. A. Patel, Government of Gujarat, Gandhinagar, “Nonwoven geotextiles in ground water recharge”
03:400 – 04.00 P. K. Chaudhury, A. Das and T. Sanyal,  Indian Jute Industries’ Research Association, Kolkata, “Need for development of natural technical textile”