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Tech Talk: The future of the ‘Forever Molecule’

By Chris Plotz, Director of Education & Technical Affairs, INDA

The history and evolution of “the forever molecule” is both revolutionary and fortuitous.  Polytetrafluoroethylene, or PTFE, was discovered completely by accident on April 6th, 1938 by a DuPont Chemist, Dr. Roy Plunkett, while he was conducting research on chlorofluorocarbon refrigerants. Its first broad commercial use was non-stick cookware in 1960. PTFE has since evolved and is utilized in an extensive array of products that take advantage of its unique properties.…Continue Reading »

Tech Talk: Trends in Fiber Material Science & Innovation

By Chris Plotz, Director of Education & Technical Affairs, INDA

Material science plays a huge role in fiber innovation. Whether simple improvements of existing products or entirely novel approaches, the world of fibers is always pushing forward via breakthroughs in material science. There are many drivers to this change, such as reducing plastics in the environment, the pursuit of a more circular economy, and regulatory changes, just to name a few.…Continue Reading »


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Hygienix™ 2019

WHAT’S TOP OF MIND IN TODAY’S HYGIENE INDUSTRY? Find out at Hygienix™ 2019. Just look at the agenda: we’ll have world-class innovators unpacking the latest breakthroughs and challenges in sustainability. You’ll learn about evolving demographics, new technologies, and megatrends that are …Continue Reading »

Techtextil North America

Techtextil North America assembles all vertical aspects of the technical textile industry. From research and development, through raw materials and production processes and finally ending in conversion, further treatment and recycling. Held in conjunction with the exhibit hall, is the …Continue Reading »