SEPTEMBER 26-27, 2023
North Carolina State University | Raleigh, NC
SEPTEMBER 26-27, 2023
North Carolina State University | Raleigh, NC

RISE®2022 Conference Speakers

Cynthia Barnicoat
CEO, DiaperRecycle
Cat Litter Made from Recycled Nappies
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Heidi Beatty
Chief Executive Officer, Crown Abbey, LLC
Potential Nonwoven Applications of Tree-Free Fibres Made from Microbial Cellulose
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Matthew Becker, Ph.D.
Hugo L. Blomquist Distinguished Professor, Duke University
Stereochemistry Strategies to Toughen Sugar Based Polymers and Degradable Elastomers
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Kristel Beckers
Sr. Application Technician, Total Corbion PLA
Biobased Multicomponent Structures Providing Unique Characteristics and Sustainable Properties to Nonwovens
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Jason Finnis
Executive Vice President & Chief Innovation Officer, Bast Fibre Technologies, Inc.
SERO® Hemp Fibre
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Robert Fry, Ph.D.
Principal, Robert Fry Economics LLC
North American Economic Outlook
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Bryan Haynes, Ph.D.
Senior Technical Director, Global Nonwovens, Kimberly-Clark Corporation
The Global Plastic Crisis: Who Will Be the Winners/Losers in The Marketplace?
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Lars Heepe, Ph.D.
Head of Research & Development, Gottlieb Binder GmbH & Co. KG
Biodegradable Diaper Components
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Doug Hinchliffe, Ph.D.
Research Molecular Biologist, USDA-ARS
Mitigation of Quat Incompatibility with Cotton and other Cellulosic-based Substrates
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Olaf Isele
Strategic Product Development Director, Trace Femcare, Inc.
Hemp is Strong – Are You?
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Liz Johnson, Ph.D.
VP Technology, NatureWorks LLC
Thinking Differently: In a Changing World What’s Next for NatureWorks and Polylactic Acid Polymers (PLA)
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Brad Kalil
Director of Market Intelligence and Economic Insights, INDA
North American Nonwoven Material Outlook in a Post-Pandemic and Slowing Economic World
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Kat Knauer, Ph.D.
Program Manager - V Research, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Achieving Supply Chain Circularity
Redesigning Plastics to be Recyclable-by-Design
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Paul Latten
Director of Research & Development & New Business, Southeast Nonwovens, Inc.
Exploring Natural Fibers in Nonwovens
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Jason Locklin, Ph.D.
Director, University of Georgia - New Materials Institute
Sustainable Fibers – Developments and the Future
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Kay McCoy
Technical Sales Representative, Pulcra Chemicals LLC
Fiber and Web Finishes…. What Are They and What Can They Do for Your Products?
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Behnam Pourdeyhimi, Ph.D.
William A. Klopman Distinguished Professor, and Executive Director, The Nonwovens Institute, North Carolina State University
PLA & PLA Blends: Practical Aspects of Extrusion
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Steven Sherman
CEO, BioLogiQ, Inc.
Novel Biobased Resins Outperforming Plastics and Other Biodegradable Biopolymers
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Yusuke Suzuki
Global Market Analysis & Sales, Teijin Frontier Co., Ltd.
Ultra Fine Polyester Fibers for Nonwovens
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Akari Yamamoto
Business Development & Sales, Teijin Frontier Co., Ltd.
Ultra Fine Polyester Fibers for Nonwovens
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