CARY - INDA, the US-based Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, is calling for abstracts for its 13th annual World of Wipes (WOW) International Conference.

Experts in the areas of dry and wet wipes, end-use markets, substrate formation, raw materials and fibers, liquid ingredients, packaging, machinery and equipment, and market trends and data are encouraged to submit a brief abstract of one or two paragraphs detailing the relationship of their presentation to wipes or wipe manufacturing. Submissions are required by 17 January, 2019 for the event which takes place in Atlanta, Georgia from 24-27 June.

Along with a brief abstract summary, professionals should also submit a speaker’s photo, and biography. Information should be sent to INDA Education Coordinator Deanna Lovell, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., before January 17th.

Presenting at WOW is described as a unique opportunity to recognize breakthrough wipes products or expertise, collaborate with next-level leaders, gain potential partners and customers, and change the future of wipes.

Over 400 wipes business leaders are expected to convene at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel to hear premier relevant content concerning market research, product innovations, sustainability issues, new materials and substrates for all wiping products and their components.

The last WOW event held in Chicago connected 440 participants from 22 countries representing the entire wipes supply chain to explore issues and advances in the growing multi-billion dollar wipes sector. WOW is targeted exclusively for wipes brand owners, converters, and their entire supply chain.


The WIPES Academy, the industry’s first and only comprehensive wipes training for the entire wipes supply chain, will occur prior to the conference start. Rob Johnson, PE, Principal, Smith, Johnson & Associates, will conduct the 1.5-day course.

Participants will gain a strong foundation of fundamental wipes knowledge, covering the basics of wipes design, manufacturing and applications, market trends, and opportunities in new product areas. At least two years of basic nonwoven fabrics knowledge or completion of the INDA Elementary Nonwovens Training Course are the recommended prerequisites.

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