RISE Conference Schedule

Tuesday, September 27

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Breakfast Connections

8:00 am - 8:30 am

RISE 2022 - Student Posters

8:30 am - 5:00 pm

RISE 2022 - Welcome

8:30 am - 8:35 am

Moderator:Dave Rousse, President Emeritus, INDA

Towards a More Circular Industry

8:35 am - 10:05 am

Moderator:Robert Green, Vice President of Performance Polymers , NatureWorks

Achieving Supply Chain Circularity
Kat Knauer, Ph.D.Program Manager - V Research, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

Sustainable Fibers – Developments and the Future
Jason Locklin, Ph.D.Director, University of Georgia - New Materials Institute
David Grewell, Ph.D.Center Director, Center for Bioplastics and Biocomposites

Coffee & Networking Break

10:05 am - 10:30 am

Advancements in Sustainable Inputs: PLA

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Moderator:Ralph Moody, Sr. Director R&D, Berry Global

PLA & PLA Blends: Practical Aspects of Extrusion
Behnam Pourdeyhimi, Ph.D.William A. Klopman Distinguished Professor, And Executive Director, The Nonwovens Institute, North Carolina State University

Thinking Differently: In a Changing World What’s Next for NatureWorks and Polylactic Acid Polymers (PLA)
Liz Johnson, Ph.D.VP Technology, NatureWorks LLC

Biobased Multicomponent Structures Providing Unique Characteristics and Sustainable Properties to Nonwovens
Kristel BeckersSr. Application Technician, Total Corbion PLA

Buffett Lunch

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Coffee & Networking Break

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Developments in Natural Fibers I

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Moderator:Nick Carter, Vice-President of Marketing, Avgol Nonwovens

Exploring Natural Fibers in Nonwovens
Paul LattenDirector of Research & Development & New Business, Southeast Nonwovens, Inc.

Hemp is Strong – Are You?
Olaf IseleStrategic Product Development Director, Trace Femcare, Inc.

Coffee & Networking Break

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Developments in Natural Fibers II

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Moderator:Olaf Isele, Strategic Product Development Director, Trace Femcare, Inc.

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Doug Hinchliffe, Ph.D.Research Molecular Biologist, USDA-ARS

Fiber and Web Finishes…. What Are They and What Can They Do for Your Products?
Kay McCoyTechnical Sales Representative, Pulcra Chemicals LLC

2022 RISE® Innovation Award Presentations

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Moderator:Robert Green, Vice President of Performance Polymers , NatureWorks

Reception & NWI Facility Tour

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Wednesday, September 28

Sustainable Inputs: Fibers & Biofibers

8:30 am - 10:30 am

Moderator:Matt Migliore, Managing Editor, Nonwovens, Fastmarkets RISI, Inc.

Redesigning Plastics to be Recyclable-by-Design
Kat Knauer, Ph.D.Program Manager - V Research, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

Stereochemistry Strategies to Toughen Sugar Based Polymers and Degradable Elastomers
Matthew Becker, Ph.D.Hugo L. Blomquist Distinguished Professor, Duke University

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Bryan Haynes, Ph.D.Senior Technical Director, Global Nonwovens, Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Novel Biobased Resins Outperforming Plastics and Other Biodegradable Biopolymers
Steven ShermanCEO, BioLogiQ, Inc.

Coffee & Networking Break

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Waste Not, Want Not - Sustainable Inputs from Waste Products

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Moderator:Chris Plotz, Director of Education & Technical Affairs, INDA

Potential Nonwoven Applications of Tree-Free Fibres Made from Microbial Cellulose
Heidi BeattyChief Executive Officer, Crown Abbey, LLC

Ultra Fine Fibers Made from Recycled Materials
Takashi OwadaGeneral Manager, Teijin Frontier (U.S.A.), Inc.

Buffet Lunch

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Coffee & Networking Break

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Economic Insights & Market Intelligence

2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Moderator:Meghan Holliday, Associate Director, Nonwovens Marketing, Cotton Incorporated

North American Economic Outlook
Robert Fry, Ph.D.Principal, Robert Fry Economics LLC

North American Nonwoven Material Outlook in a Post-Pandemic and Slowing Economic World
Brad KalilDirector of Market Intelligence and Economic Insights, INDA

2022 RISE® Innovation Award Announcement

3:15 pm - 3:30 pm

Moderator:Dave Rousse, President Emeritus, INDA

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