Triad Polymers had the pleasure of attending this year’s RISE conference, organized by the Cary, NC-based Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry. The conference was held at the Sheraton Hotel in Raleigh, NC and gave a comprehensive overview of important market trends, economic factors, and innovations affecting the nonwovens sector. North Carolina continues to be an important center for nonwovens production, as new lines and facilities are added in the state as well as throughout the USA. Attendees had the privilege of touring the impressive Nonwovens Institute at NC State, truly an extraordinary resource for nonwovens manufacturers and researchers. The nonwovens sector is an expanding part of the overall textile industry and continues to see growth outpacing the overall US GDP. Triad Polymers is well poised to serve as a resource to nonwovens manufacturers both within North Carolina and throughout the world.