European Fibers Business Development, NatureWorks LLC
Eamonn Tighe has responsibility for the development of business in Europe with Ingeo Fibers & Nonwovens. He has been with NatureWorks LLC for the past 14 years, working from his offices in Ireland and Holland. Eamonn has an MBA from the UK's Open University Business School. He has spent more than 25 years in the Fibers, Nonwovens & Plastics industries. He previously worked with Wellman International in Ireland over a 20-year period where he held senior technical, product development and commercial roles. In the past 20 years, he has traveled extensively in all EU countries, as well as in Asia and the US working with Polyester and Ingeo PLA fibers. In his Business Development role, Eamonn works directly with all levels of the supply chain.
Sustainability benefits of Ingeo are well known and have been commercially leveraged in a range of applications. NatureWorks has shown that surface energy of Ingeo can be tuned to provide hydrophobic as well as hydrophilic properties. Hydrophilic fabrics have been designed to provide superior fluid management and enhanced durability over typical incumbents. Combination of hydrophilic performance and other unique features of Ingeo delivers skin health benefits desired in Absorbent Hygiene Products (AHP). Our latest findings show that finally it is possible to integrate sustainability into high performance disposable solutions.