SEPTEMBER 28-30, 2021
Virtual Conference
SEPTEMBER 28-30, 2021
Virtual Conference

Conference Speakers


Rui Ferreira

Nonwovens Technology Leader North America, Johns Manville


Rui Ferreira, MS Chemical Engineering – Syracuse University, is currently the Nonwovens Technology Leader for Johns Manville in North America responsible for product development of wet-laid and spunbond nonwovens in the company’s Engineered Products division.

He has held this position at JM since joining the company in 2019.

Prior to joining JM, Rui was an industry consultant for several years and previously held senior leadership positions in product development at Ahlstrom Corporation in the Building and Energy division.

Rui resides in Colorado and is based out of the JM World Headquarters office in Denver.

Wednesday, September 29
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
RISE® Innovation Award Presentations

Evalith® 1000 Series

EvalithJohns Manville’s innovative Alpha Binder is a formaldehyde-free, high bio-carbon content, toxic-free binder formulation ideal for carpet mat applications. Alpha Binder eliminates monomer and polymer synthesis, uses a bio-degradable catalyst, and requires 70% less water in manufacturing. The resulting glass mats made of Alpha Binder are named “Evalith 1000” and reduces energy consumption during manufacturing by over 70% compared to alternative petroleum-based binders. Evalith 1000 was commercialized in North America in 2020.

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