Conference Speakers

Arsheen Allam
President, GOLeafe
Reduced Graphene Oxide Based Membrane that acts as Molecular Sieve for Desalination
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Natnael Behabtu
BioMaterial Application Development Manager, DuPont
Enzymatic Polymerization: Designed PolySaccharides & Applications in Engineered Fabrics
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Sharon Belenzon, Ph.D.
Professor, Duke University
Killing the Golden Goose? The Decline of Science in Corporate R&D
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Steve Bellavia
Business Unit Director - Nonwovens, Herrmann Ultrasonics, Inc.
One Process Many Solutions: Bonding of Lightweight Nonwovens
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Douglas Brown
President, Biax-Fiberfilm Corporation
High Recovery with "Neat" Polypropylene Spun-blown® Fibers
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Anke Domaske
Founder & CEO, Qmilch Deutschland GmbH
QMILK - The Most Innovative Combination in the Nonwoven Market
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Yoel Fink
Director, Material Sciences And Engineering, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology
Realizing a Moore's Law for Fibers
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Jessica Franken
Director of Government, INDA, Association of the Nonwovens Fabrics Industry
Government Affairs Update
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Michael Gallaher, Ph.D.
Case Study Lead, Research Triangle Institute (RTI)
Barriers to Adoption and the Technology Infrastructure for Smart Manufacturing
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Ping Hao
VP Technology, Uniquetex LLC
Advanced Elastomerics Exhibiting Superior Stretch and Recovery Properties
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Brad Kalil
Director Of Market Research And Statistics, INDA, Association Of The Nonwoven Fabrics Industry
Market Dynamics and Trends That Are Driving Innovation in Nonwovens
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Alexander Koukoulas
Technology & Innovation Strategist, A2K Consultants
Nonwovens and the Sustainability Imperative
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Aman Kulshrestha
Principal Scientist, NatureWorks LLC
Sustainable Innovation with PLA Fibers - Hygiene & Beyond
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Bernd Kunze
General Manager, Nonwovens Division, Reifenhäuser REICOFIL GmbH & Co. KG
Leaving the Comfort Zone: Why We Must Rethink Our Way of Developing and Implementing New Products
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Ayyoub Momen
Research Engineer, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
Drying Nonwoven Webs by Mechanical Vibration and Not Heat
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Christopher Nelson
Sales Engineer, Curt G. Joa, Inc.
The Evolution of Lightweight Materials - And How to Run Them
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Miika Nikinmaa
PhD Student, The Nonwovens Institute
Recent Trends in Wetlaying with Complex Fluids
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D. Keith Osteen
Principal, Smith, Johnson & Associates
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Markus Pasternak
Regional Sales Director, Nonwovens, Herrmann Ultraschalltechnik GmbH & Co. KG
One Process Many Solutions: Bonding of Lightweight Nonwovens
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Behnam Pourdeyhimi
Associate Dean For Industry Research And Extension, North Carolina State University College Of Textiles
The Future of Nonwovens
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Viraj Shah
Platform Leader – PE 3DL Cushioning / ASPUN™ MB, The Dow Chemical Company
Solutions for Soft, Efficient Nonwovens Produced with Breakthrough PE Meltblown Fiber Resins
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Hardy Sullivan
VP Market Development, Crypton Inc.
Novel Surface Modification Technologies for Moisture Management
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Tim Vanyo
Principal Applications Engineer, NatureWorks LLC
Sustainable Innovation with PLA Fibers - Hygiene & Beyond
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Michael Walden, Ph.D.
Wm Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor, North Carolina State University
Economic Outlook: Are We Stuck With Slow Growth?
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