NIRI experts sharing new developments at this season’s industry events Virtual RISE and INDEX 20

LEEDS, UK, September 14, 2021-

After the inevitable delays due to COVID, experts from the Nonwovens Innovation & Research Institute (NIRI) are looking forward to joining colleagues and clients at Virtual RISE 2021 and INDEX 20. 

For RISE 2021, and in its new hybrid format, 28th – 30th September, Dr. Matthew Tipper, CEO at NIRI, will be presenting the latest thoughts on innovating a sustainable future for nonwovens; a European perspective.  Over 70 percent of materials used in the manufacture of nonwovens are synthetic - there is a clear need and demand for more sustainable nonwovens, and key aligning factors include a growing consumer awareness of the use of plastics in products; the impact of the EU directive on single-use plastics; ocean microplastics, and the increasing awareness of extended producer responsibility for clothing producers.  Matt comments,

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