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Posted: March 24, 2008

Saechsisches Textilforschungsinstitut to host NRA08

(Nanowerk News) The European Disposales and Nonwovens Association (EDANA) has announced that the Nonwovens Research Academy will return in 2008 following its success at the University of Leeds in 2007.
The 2008 event, which will take place on October 9-10, 2008, will be hosted by STFI (Sächsisches Textilforschungsinstitut e.V.).
To add a practical dimension to the NRA08, time has been dedicated in the programme to tour the research facilities of STFI.
Dedicated Sessions
Sustainability & Nanotechnology At the Nonwovens Research Academy 2008, a special emphasis will be put on bio-engineering and raw materials from renewable sources to illustrate the commitment and the efforts of nonwoven and related industries towards sustainability.
Due to its growing importance, nanotechnology and its impact on the nonwovens industry will feature prominently on the programme.
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The Nonwovens Research Academy aims to promote fundamental understanding and knowledge of the science and technology of nonwoven fabrics, products and processes as well as related disciplines.
The Academy will bring together an interdisciplinary group of academics, students, researchers, scientists and engineers to present and disseminate pre-competitive and post-competitive research studies relevant to the nonwoven industry worldwide, with a focus on Europe, Middle East and Africa.
The Grant will cover travel, accommodation, food and beverages expenses and participation fee in the Nonwovens Research Academy.
Source: European Disposales and Nonwovens Association