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SEPTEMBER 24 - 25, 2019
North Carolina State University  |  Raleigh, NC

Conference Speakers

Vicki Barbur, Ph.D.
Senior Director, Partnerships And Technology Commercialization, Battelle
Intelligent Heating: A Flexible Conductive Coating for Nonwovens
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Sebastian Basel
Business Manager Speciality Papers, Kelheim Fibres GmbH
A Fully Flushable Wipe with Zero Issues in Sewage Treatment
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Sören Butz, Ph.D.
Head Of Technical Service-Textile, Synthomer Deutschland GmbH
Developments On Next Generation Latex Binders for the Nonwoven Industry: A Novel Formaldehyde-free Self-cross-linking Technology Platform
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Thomas Carlyle
Global Project Manager - Special Projects, Lenzing Fibers Inc.
Innovation Using the Natural Circularity of Cellulose to Reduce Single Use Plastics
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Sandi Childs
Film And Flexible Programs Director, Association Of Plastics Recyclers (APR)
Maximizing the Molecule: Why Recycling Plastic is the Best Option
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Teresa Clark
Vice President - Product Development And Sustainability, ENSO Plastics, LLC
Demystifying Biodegradation and the Circular Economy of Nonwoven Synthetic Materials
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John Connaughton, Ph.D.
Barings Professor of Financial Economics, UNC- Charlotte
U.S. Economic Outlook
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Angela D'Orio
Student, The Nonwovens Institute At North Carolina State University
A Patent Landscape Methodology for Nonwovens in Filtration
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Tony De La Hoz
Process & Product Development Engineer , Hills Inc.
3D Highloft Technology and Applications
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Andrea Ferris
CEO, Intrinsic Advanced Materials
CiCLO Sustainable Textile Technology
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Olaf Isele, Ph.D.
Nonwovens Consultant, Metaxi SimBioSys LLC
Potential of Additive Manufacturing and 3-D Printing for Nonwovens and Textiles (and absorbent cores/articles)
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Brad Kalil
Director Of Market Research And Statistics, INDA
Market Dynamics and Trends That Are Driving Innovation in Nonwovens
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James Loftus
Consultant, Loftus Technical Consulting
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Vanessa Mason
Senior Vice President Of Engineering, PrimaLoft, Inc.
The First 100% Recycled, Biodegradable Performance Synthetic Fiber for Textile Applications
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Kay McCoy
Technical Sales Representative, Pulcra Chemicals LLC
Fiber Finish/Component New Product Development for the Diaper / Hygiene Market
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Richard Morell
Carding Sales, Groz-Beckert USA Inc.
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Isao Noda, PhD, DSc
Chief Science Officer, Senior VP of Innovation, Danimer Scientific
Nodax™ PHA Copolymers
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Srikanth Pilla, PhD
Assistant Professor, Clemson University
Thermoplastic Based Nonwoven Composites – The New Promising Lightweight Materials for Automotive Structures
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Chris Plotz
Director Of Technical Affairs, INDA
Sustainability and the Circular Economy: What X are we solving for?
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Behnam Pourdeyhimi
William A. Klopman Distinguished Professor, And Executive Director, North Carolina State University, The Nonwovens Institute
New & Novel Environmentally Friendly Fibers and Polymers – What’s Available Now and What’s Under Development?
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Jordan Schindler
CEO, Nufabrx
Material Science + Medicine = Wellness Re-imagined
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Susan Selke, Ph.D.
Director & Professor, Michigan State University - School of Packaging
Biodegradation-Promoting Additives for Plastics – Questions You Should Ask
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Nicholas Swain
CEO, Rep-L Antimicrobials, Inc.
Novel Approach to Developing Very Effective Antimicrobials
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Matthew Tipper
Operations Director, Nonwovens Innovation & Research Institute (NIRI)
Open Innovation and a Human-centered Approach for the Nonwovens Industry
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Richard Venditti, Ph.D.
Professor, NC State University - Department of Forest Materials
Microfibers from Laundering and Their Fate in Aquatic Environments
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Brett Watkins
Business Innovations - Americas, Sukano Polymers Corporation
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