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SEPTEMBER 24 - 25, 2019
Talley Student Union | 2610 Cates Ave
North Carolina State University  |  Raleigh, NC

Conference Schedule

Tally Student Union Building

Talley Student Union
2610 Cates Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27606
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Tuesday, September 24

Networking

Breakfast Connections
8:00 am - 8:30 am

RISE® 2019 Student Posters

8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Surface modification of nonwovens for water filtration
Yang Yu, Ph.D. Student - Fiber & Polymer Science, North Carolina State University
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Evaluations and engineering of skin comfort and tactile properties of nonwoven fabrics
Lanjun Yin, Graduate Student, North Carolina State University
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Advanced Meltblown Structures
Erin Roberts, Graduate Student, North Carolina State University
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Hydrogel Functionalized Polypropylene Membranes
Camden Cutright, Graduate Student, North Carolina State University
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Fundamental Study of Polymer Compatibility of Polymer Blends and Their Effects on Melt-Spinning Process and Fiber/Nonwoven Properties
Imon Khan, Graduate Student, North Carolina State University
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Effects of filter media structures on particle capture and dust holding capacity
Yu Song, Graduate Student, North Carolina State University
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PVDF Nonwovens Structure-property relationships
Salvatore Luiso, Graduate Student - PhD - Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, North Carolina State University
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Micro-mechanics of Thermal Nonwoven Bonds via Micro Digital Image Correlation
Alireza Garmabi, Graduate Student, North Carolina State University
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Elastomeric Multifunctional Nonwoven
Yanan Wang, Ph.D. Student - Fiber & Polymer Science, North Carolina State University
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Recycled PET Characterization, Fiber Formation & Applications
Avoni Gharde, Graduate Student, North Carolina State University
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Self-repairing nonwoven fabrics using stimuli-responsive hydrogels
Srivatsan Ramesh, Graduate Student, North Carolina State University
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Patent Landscape in Nonwovens
Angela D'Orio, Student, The Nonwovens Institute At North Carolina State University
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Fuzz Formation in Nonwovens
Eunyoung Kim, Ph.D. Student - Fiber & Polymer Science, North Carolina State University
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PLA Nonwovens
Hamid Ebrahimi, Ph.D. Student - Fiber & Polymer Science, North Carolina State University
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New tools for understanding charge on nonwovens
Sooik Im, Ph.D. Student - Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, The Nonwovens Institute At North Carolina State University
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Blends of Most Commonly Used Polymers in Nonwovens and Their Interface
Tomik Moradi, Ph.D. Student - Fiber & Polymer Science, North Carolina State University
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Welcome

8:30 am - 8:35 am

Moderator: Dave Rousse, President, INDA, Association of The Nonwoven Fabrics Industry

Sustainable Additives I

8:35 am - 10:20 am

Moderator: Dave Rousse, President, INDA, Association of The Nonwoven Fabrics Industry

CiCLO Sustainable Textile Technology
Andrea Ferris, CEO, Intrinsic Advanced Materials
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Demystifying Biodegradation and the Circular Economy of Nonwoven Synthetic Materials
Teresa Clark, Vice President - Product Development And Sustainability, ENSO Plastics, LLC
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Adding Value and Circularity to Nonwovens through Masterbatch Additives
Brett Watkins, Business Innovations - Americas, Sukano Polymers Corporation
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Networking

Coffee & Networking Break
10:20 am - 11:00 am

Sustainable Additives II

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Moderator: Dave Rousse, President, INDA, Association of The Nonwoven Fabrics Industry

Biodegradation-Promoting Additives for Plastics – Questions You Should Ask
Susan Selke, Ph.D., Director & Professor, Michigan State University - School of Packaging
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Maximizing the Molecule: Why Recycling Plastic is the Best Option
Sandi Childs, Film And Flexible Programs Director, Association Of Plastics Recyclers (APR)
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Lunch

Lunch (Buffet Lunch Provided)
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Sustainable Polymers

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Moderator: Paul Rollin, Ph.D., Global Team Lead - Nonwovens, ExxonMobil Chemical Company

Nodax™ PHA Copolymers
Isao Noda, PhD, DSc, Chief Science Officer, Senior VP of Innovation, Danimer Scientific
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New & Novel Environmentally Friendly Fibers and Polymers – What’s Available Now and What’s Under Development?
Behnam Pourdeyhimi, Ph.D., William A. Klopman Distinguished Professor, And Executive Director, North Carolina State University, The Nonwovens Institute
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Circular Innovation

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Moderator: Davis Lee, Ph.D., Senior Marketing Scientist, Exponent

Microfibers from Laundering and Their Fate in Aquatic Environments
Richard Venditti, Ph.D., Professor, NC State University - Department of Forest Materials
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The First 100% Recycled, Biodegradable Performance Synthetic Fiber for Textile Applications
Vanessa Mason, Senior Vice President Of Engineering, PrimaLoft, Inc.
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Innovation Using the Natural Circularity of Cellulose to Reduce the Impact of Single Use Plastics
Thomas Carlyle, Global Project Manager - Special Projects, Lenzing Fibers Inc.
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Networking

Coffee & Networking Break
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Innovation I

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Moderator: Vinitkumar Singh, Ph.D., Product Development Manager, Jacob Holm

Thermoplastic Based Nonwoven Composites – The New Promising Lightweight Materials for Automotive Structures
Sai Aditya Pradeep, Graduate Student, Clemson University
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Developments On Next Generation Latex Binders for the Nonwoven Industry: A Novel Formaldehyde-free Self-cross-linking Technology Platform
Soeren Butz, Ph.D., Head Of Technical Service-Textile, Synthomer Deutschland GmbH
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RISE® 2019 Innovation Award Presentations

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Innovation Award

The RISE® Innovation Award will recognize innovation in areas within and on the periphery of the nonwovens industry which utilizes advanced science and engineering principles to develop unique or intricate solutions to problems. Join the finalists as they present their innovations to RISE attendees. The winner will be announced Wednesday afternoon.

2019 RISE® Innovation Award Finalists

Surfaceskins
Alexander Koukoulas, Director, Strategic Partnerships, Nonwovens Innovation & Research Institute (NIRI)
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Reicofil 5
Jeffrey Bassett, Managing Director, Fi-Tech Inc.
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Remodelling™ Compound Hernia Patch
Yang Li He, Director and Vice General Manager, Shanghai, P & P Biotech Co., Ltd.
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Read more about our finalists >>

The Nonwovens Institute - Tour & Reception

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

RSVP Required - Limited to 50 attendees

Wednesday, September 25

Networking

Breakfast Connections
7:30 am - 8:00 am

Innovation II

8:00 am - 10:30 am

Moderator: Dave Nelson, Director, Industry Engagement , The Nonwovens Institute

Open Innovation and a Human-centered Approach for the Nonwovens Industry
Matthew Tipper, Ph.D., Operations Director, Nonwovens Innovation & Research Institute (NIRI)
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Potential of Additive Manufacturing and 3-D Printing for Nonwovens and Textiles (and absorbent cores/articles)
Olaf Isele, Ph.D., Nonwovens Consultant, Metaxi SimBioSys LLC
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3D Highloft Technology and Applications
Tony De La Hoz, Process & Product Development Engineer, Hills Inc.
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A Fully Flushable Wipe with Zero Issues in Sewage Treatment
Richard Reid, Regional Business Manager, Kelheim Fibres GmbH
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Networking

Coffee & Networking Break
9:00 am - 9:30 am

Networking

Coffee & Networking Break
10:30 am - 11:00 am

Innovation III

11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Moderator: James Loftus, Ph.D., Principal, Loftus Technical Consulting, LLC

Intelligent Heating: A Flexible Conductive Coating for Nonwovens
Drake Goolsby, Director, Intellectual Property Commercialization, Battelle
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Novel Approach to Developing Very Effective Antimicrobials
Nicholas Swain, CEO, Rep-L Antimicrobials, Inc.
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Material Science + Medicine = Wellness Re-imagined
Jordan Schindler, CEO, Nufabrx
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Lunch

Lunch (Buffet Lunch Provided)
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Market Data & Intelligence Trends

1:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Moderator: Jeffrey Bassett, Managing Director, Fi-Tech Inc.

U.S. Economic Outlook
John Connaughton, Ph.D., Barings Professor of Financial Economics, UNC- Charlotte
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Market Dynamics and Trends That Are Driving Innovation in Nonwovens
Brad Kalil, Director of Market Intelligence and Economic Insights, INDA
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A Patent Landscape Methodology for Nonwovens in Filtration
Angela D'Orio, Student, The Nonwovens Institute At North Carolina State University
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Using the US Patent Database as a Strategic Tool
James Loftus, Ph.D., Principal, Loftus Technical Consulting, LLC
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Innovation IV

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

Moderator: Chris Plotz, Director Of Technical Affairs, INDA

Fiber Finish/Component New Product Development for the Diaper / Hygiene Market
Kay McCoy, Technical Sales Representative, Pulcra Chemicals LLC
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Sustainability and the Circular Economy: What X Are We Solving For?
Chris Plotz, Director Of Technical Affairs, INDA
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RISE® 2019 Innovation Award Announcement

4:45 pm - 5:00 pm

Moderator: Dave Rousse, President, INDA, Association of The Nonwoven Fabrics Industry