Jennifer J. Austin, Ph.D.
Market Segment Manager - Hygiene & Medical, ExxonMobil Chemical Company
BIOGRAPHYJennifer Jensen Austin is currently the market segment manager for the hygiene and medical segment at ExxonMobil. She joined ExxonMobil in 2012 and had several roles with increasing responsibility in product and customer application development and principal for global adhesion technology. Prior to joining to ExxonMobil she was a principal scientist and primary adhesive technical expert at Johnson & Johnson Consumer Product Company from 2005 to 2012. She spent the first part of her career in the adhesive industry working for H.B. Fuller (1997-2001) on the development of hot melt adhesives for woodworking and assembly applications as well as National Starch and Chemical (2001-2005) doing product development and technical service in the PSA (Pressure Sensitive Adhesive) business. She currently has 11 granted US patents.
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Putting Circularity into Circulation
ExxonMobil has a long history of supplying key raw materials to the nonwoven and absorbent hygiene industry. In recent years, the hygiene industry has been very focused on exploring and assessing alternative solutions. In fact, across the broader consumer goods industry many key brand owners have made commitments to improving the environmental impacts of their operations and products, helping to catalyze this effort across the entire industry. Environmental impact improvements can be accomplished by several different means, from across the value chain, including redesigning products to achieve the same performance with less material and commitments to the use of renewable or recyclable resources. ExxonMobil is creating solutions that offer sustainability benefits that can help improve quality of life and help meet society’s evolving needs. We are an industry leader in innovations that can help advance modern living and help support a net-zero future. This presentation will introduce Exxtend™ technology for advanced recycling and the incorporation of certified circular polymers in product designs.