When the international nonwovens association Edana convenes its 2018 MENA Nonwovens Symposium and Exhibition, it will do so with a prominent geotextiles program. The event, to be held at the Park Hyatt Hotel in Dubai February 6 – 7, includes a geotextiles session moderated by International Geosynthetics Society Past President Daniele Cazzuffi (CESI, Italy).
MENA Nonwovens Symposium and Exhibition


The geotextile program will feature:

“Geotextiles in the Geosynthetics world: reinforcement, filtration and mechanical protection functions and applications” – Daniele Cazzuffi, CESI (Italy)

“The use of geosystems in coastline protection: a case-history in Algeria” – Edwin Zengerink, TenCate (the Netherlands)

“Ground stabilization with geogrids and geotextiles: the Rabab Harweel integrated project case study” – Puthiya Veettil Jayakrishnan, Maccaferri Middle East (UAE)

“Nonwovens Controlled Permeability Formwork liners for durable concrete” – Mikael Møller, Fibertex Nonwovens (Denmark)

“Use of nonwoven geotextile for the protection of geomembrane in basement construction and roofing: different construction projects in UAE” – Arcangelo Mariano, Edilfloor (Italy)


The MENA nonwovens symposium engages businesses from throughout the region, transfers technology, and supports the harmonization of trade and regulatory activities within these markets. International companies are invited and encouraged to participate, both to learn from and contribute to the beneficial development of the Middle East & North Africa markets for geotextiles and other nonwoven materials.
Program content will address nonwovens for:

  • Construction
  • Geotextiles
  • Filtration
  • Sustainability
  • Industrial applications
  • And more

Additional topics for the MENA Nonwovens Symposium include trends in raw materials, consumer and market insights, and the state of regulations, trade, and customs.
Learn more and register at the event website