HumistonFred Humiston

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.


Thursday 10:30am - 12:30pm
Concurrent Session II: Technology & Materials I

New High-performance Barrier Membrane for Nonwoven Applications

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.