Vice President Research, Fiber Innovation Technology
BIOGRAPHYJeff Dugan is Vice President, Research and co-founder of Fiber Innovation Technology. Prior to his work with FIT, Jeff’s career included positions in R&D with Springs Industries and in R&D management with BASF Fiber Products Division. Jeff holds degrees in Chemical Engineering and in Textile Chemistry, both from N.C. State University. He has authored and co-authored numerous papers and is listed as an inventor on more than 40 U.S. Patents.
9:00 am - 10:25 am
Biopolymers for Use in Fibers
After a several-year lull in activity following the collapse of oil prices, activity in biopolymers is once again surging. This presentation will provide an up-to-date view of the biopolymers landscape with a particular focus on their use in fibers.