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Nonwovens industry off to Japan for Expo Nonwovens Asia show.

Nonwovens Industry Off To Japan For Expo Nonwovens Asia Show

For the first time the worldwide nonwovens industry will turn its complete attention to the Far East as Expo Nonwovens Asia '91, the inaugural International Engineered Fabrics Machinery and Suppliers Exhibition and Conference, kicks off May 7-9 at the Tokyo International Trade Fairgrounds (Harumi).

The event, organized by E.J. Krause & Associates, Miller Freeman and INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, and sponsored by a host of Asian industry associations, will bring together 85 exhibitors from around the world and an expected 3500 visitors, primarily from Asia. Nonwovens Industry has been designated an official supporting publication of Expo Nonwovens Asia '91.

Among the 85 exhibitors on hand will be 17 U.S. companies and 21 Europeans. The remainder are from the Asian region, primarily Japan.

World Views At Conference

Expo Nonwovens Asia is comprised of two parts. The first is a major equipment and suppliers exhibition, which will include machinery and supplies for the manufacture of diapers, sanitary products, medical, agricultural, automotive and construction industries.

The second part will be the second biennial international nonwovens conference, scheduled for the same days at the Hotel Mariner's Court Tokyo, which is located adjacent to the exhibition hall. The program will highlight the latest technology and marketing innovations in Asia, North America and Europe. A keynote speaker from these regions will introduce each of the three sessions. Speakers will include end users, nonwoven fabric producers, equipment and material suppliers and independent technical experts.

In addition to the regular conference, Dr. Edward Vaughn, professor of textiles at Clemson University, Clemson, SC, will reprise the popular Nonwoven Basics Short Course that he presents at each IDEA show. The one hour course will provide the fundamentals of nonwovens fabric manufacturing.

The two day conference will kick off Tuesday morning, May 7, with-opening remarks on The Future Of Nonwovens in Asia from Shozo Iwakuma, senior managing director of Japan Vilene, Tokyo. He will be followed by speakers commenting on The Future of the Korean and Taiwan Nonwovens Industries. The rest of the first day will be taken up by a session on Spunlace Technology and Markets that will include a market development talk by Dr. Norihiko Basugi, of the Kunto Rosai Hospital, Japan, as well as talks from a roll goods producer and an equipment/materials supplier.

The second day of the conference will be opened by Dr. Guy Goldstein, Kayserberg Group, France, who will speak on The Future of Nonwovens In Europe. Following his paper will be a session on Melt Blown Technology and Markets. Dr. D.K. Smith, a U.S. industry consultant, will speak on Technology Developments; Lutz Bergmann, Filter Media Consulting, U.S., will present an end user perspective; and Dr. John McCulloch, a consultant with Exxon Chemicals, U.S., will offer a materials supplier perspective.

The final session Wednesday afternoon will feature a speaker on The Future of Nonwovens In North America. That will be followed by a session on Spunbond Technology and Markets, opened by Tatsuo Ishikawa, general manager at Asahi Chemical Industries. Other speakers will include Komei Iwasaki, Mitsui Petrochemical, Japan, offering an end user perspective, and Dr. Hermann Balk, Reifenhauser, Germany, who will present an equipment/materials supplier perspective.
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Title Annotation:International Nonwovens; International Engineered Fabrics Machinery and Supplier Exhibition and Conference, Expo Nonwovens Asia '91, trade show, Tokyo, Japan
Publication:Nonwovens Industry
Date:Apr 1, 1991
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