DeeAnn Nelson, Ph.D.
NA - R&D and Innovation Manager, Avgol Nonwovens
•Avgol 7+ years as part of the global R&D group
•Broad experience in polymers and nonwovens: hygiene, filtration, industrial applications
•Key roles in Product Development, Program Management, Team Leadership
•Inventor on over 30 patented concepts
•Member of Executive Committee - NWI
BS – ChE from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)
PhD – ChE from Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech)
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Biotransformation Technology in Polyolefin Fibers and Nonwoven Fabrics, Focus on Fugitive Used Articles
Today, the word “sustainability” does not have a unified meaning in the Industries we serve. Perform a regional analysis on any given customer or consumer, delve into legislative body or advocacy group’s positioning and you will find each are likely to use the word ‘sustainable’ with varying interpretations, implementations, and implications. In this presentation, we are going to focus on one aspect of sustainability, the topic of waste single use articles in the environment. Specifically, we intend to move from the problem statement to a means for reducing the negative environmental and financial effects such single use article fugitive wastes pose to municipalities and manufacturers.