The International Association for the Nonwovens and Related Industries (EDANA), Geneva, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Singapore-based ITMA 2015 organizer MP International that outlines proposed joint efforts for ITMA 2015 including a nonwovens conference to be held during the show. ITMA 2015, owned by the European Committee of Textile Machinery Manufacturers (CEMATEX), is scheduled to take place in Milan, Italy, Nov. 12-19, 2015. Details regarding the nonwovens conference will be released as the show date nears.

“For more than 40 years, EDANA has served its member companies through a number of programmes and events designed to bring the industry together,” said Pierre Wiertz, general manager, EDANA. “We share a common objective of helping the textile and, in our case, nonwoven industries reach out to a wider audience through greater innovations and education.”

“ITMA is the world’s largest textile and garment technology exhibition and it showcases the entire value chain,” said Eileen Ng, executive director, MP Expositions. “Since the introduction of the fibre and yarn sector at ITMA 2011, there is a growing emphasis on solutions for nonwovens and technical textiles. Visitors are able to witness the interaction of the materials and chemicals with the machines on the spot during live demonstrations. The cooperation with EDANA is synergistic and beneficial for the industry.”

“As the owner of ITMA, we warmly welcome EDANA to coorganize the nonwovens conference,” said Charles Beauduin, president, CEMATEX. “Many of our CEMATEX national association members who produce machinery and related solutions for the nonwovens sector will look forward to this joint initiative.”

April/May/June 2014