President, Bluetek Membrane Corporation
Fred co-founded Bluetek Membrane in December, 2014. Previously, Fred was Commercial
Development Director at Celgard, LLC, for six years, developing new markets for Celgard
membranes. He's also worked in sales and strategy development at Celgard and its parent
company, Polypore. Before that, he was a consultant with McKinsey & Company, worked in
production and supply management in John Deere's Construction & Forestry Division, and
served as a submarine officer in the U.S. Navy. Fred has a B.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and an M.B.A. from the University of Iowa.
Abstract :Dry-stretch microporous polyolefin membranes have long been known for their unique combination of waterproofness, breathability, and strength in a very thin film. Recent processing innovations have substantially enhanced these core characteristics while enabling cost-competitiveness in applications which typically employ lower-performing films or nonwovens. The new dry-stretch membranes_ unique nanofiber structure will be highlighted.