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

Conference Speakers

Michael Aguilar, Ph.D.
Financial Economist/Teaching Professor, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
US Economic Outlook: Reopening and Recovery
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Nick Carter
Vice-President of Marketing, Avgol Nonwovens
Biotransformation Technology in Polyolefin Fibers and Nonwoven Fabrics, Focus on Fugitive Used Articles
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Vanessa Daelman, Ph.D.
Chief Technical Officer, Devan Belgium
Sustainability
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Natasha Di Fiore
Researcher, Metaxi SimBioSys LLC
Which to Filter Out? A Comparative Assessment of Various Face Masks with a Focus on Sustainability
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Jeff Dugan
Vice President Research, Fiber Innovation Technology
Biopolymers for Use in Fibers
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Peter Dziezok, Ph.D.
Director Open Innovation, Procter & Gamble Service GmbH
Closed-Loop Recycling Pilot of Single-Use Face Masks
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Rui Ferreira
Nonwovens Technology Leader North America, Johns Manville
Evalith® 1000 Series
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Jessica Franken
Director of Government Affairs, INDA, Association of the Nonwovens Fabrics Industry
Single-Use Plastics Policy Developments in North America
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Bryan Haynes, Ph.D.
Senior Technical Director, Global Nonwovens, Kimberly-Clark Corporation
Application of Machine Learning to Develop PHA Polymer Solutions for Nonwoven Applications
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Marc Hillmyer, Ph.D.
McKnight Presidential Endowed Chair, University of Minnesota
Sustainable Solutions for our Plastic Planet Predicament
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Olaf Isele, Ph.D.
Nonwovens Consultant, Metaxi SimBioSys LLC
Which to Filter Out? A Comparative Assessment of Various Face Masks with a Focus on Sustainability
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Mark Janulis
Sales Director-NAFTA, Andritz, Inc.
ANDRITZ Nonwoven – NeXeco Dry S1 & S2 Energy Savings with Metris Monitoring & Optimization
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Brad Kalil
Director of Market Intelligence and Economic Insights, INDA
Is the Supply/Demand Balance Ever Going to Balance?
Understanding the State of North American Nonwoven’s Market and a Market Gone Mad
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Paul Latten
Director of Research & Development & New Business, Southeast Nonwovens, Inc.
Hemp Fibers in Nonwovens - Ready for The Big Time?
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Michael Mang, Ph.D.
Director of Materials Technology, Danimer Scientific
Introduction to PHA
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Joel Martz
CEO, TiGuard, LLC
Fiber Coated, Heat Sealable, Breathable, Hybrid Membrane, Fabric Protection
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Kay McCoy
Technical Sales Representative, Pulcra Chemicals LLC
Sustainability
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Bryan McEntire, Ph.D.
Chief Scientific Officer, SINTX Technologies, Inc.
A Novel Antipathogenic Agent for Nonwoven Fabric
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William Murray
Packaging Engineer, Cummins Inc.
Cummins LCA Journey
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DeeAnn Nelson, Ph.D.
NA - R&D and Innovation Manager, Avgol Nonwovens
Biotransformation Technology in Polyolefin Fibers and Nonwoven Fabrics, Focus on Fugitive Used Articles
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Behnam Pourdeyhimi, Ph.D.
William A. Klopman Distinguished Professor, And Executive Director, North Carolina State University, The Nonwovens Institute
Promising Materials Development Using PLA
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Valentina Prado, Ph.D.
Senior Sustainability Analyst, EarthShift Global LLC
Guiding Environmentally Sustainable Innovations – From Reactive to Proactive Life Cycle Management
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Paul Rollin, Ph.D.
Global Team Lead - Nonwovens, ExxonMobil Chemical Company
High-Loft, Ultra-Soft Hygiene Solutions
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Joe Rosenberg
CEO, Canopy
Canopy Respirator
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Karyn Schmidt
Senior Director, Chemical Regulation, Regulatory & Technical Affairs, American Chemistry Council (ACC)
Canadian Plastic Policy Update
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Gil Stevens
External Relations & Sustainability Director, EDANA
European Single Use Plastic Directive
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Matthew Tipper, Ph.D.
Operations Director, Nonwovens Innovation & Research Institute (NIRI)
Innovating a Sustainable Future for Nonwovens; A European Perspective
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Kevin Urman, Ph.D.
Fibers Technology Director, Ascend Performance Materials
Filtration Media Functionalized with Zinc Oxide
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JJ Webb
Global Packaging Director, Cummins Inc.
Cummins LCA Journey
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Jon Woods
General Manager, Fibers, Textiles And Nonwovens, Eastman Chemical Company
Molecular Recycling: Crafting a Circular Materials Future
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Fabio Zampollo
CEO, Teknoweb Materials S.r.l.
Phantom Platform: The Polyolefin-cellulose Coformed Substrates Technology at Its Best
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