SEPTEMBER 11 - 13, 2018
Raleigh Marriott City Center | Raleigh, NC

Conference Schedule

Tuesday, September 11

Networking

Breakfast Connections
10:00 am - 10:30 am

The Nonwovens Institute Poster Exhibition

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Process-Structure-Property Relationships of Melt-Blown PVDF: A Potential Li-Ion Battery Separator
Salvatore Luiso, Graduate Student - PhD - Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, North Carolina State University
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Counteracting Antimicrobial Resistance With Photoactive Polymers
Bharadwaja STP, Graduate Student, North Carolina State University
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Superhydrophilic & Superoleophobic Materials For Oil/Water Separation
Zahra Ashrafi, Graduate Student, North Carolina State University
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Multi-Scale Constitutive Modeling of Polymer Fibers
Amulya Pervaje, Graduate Student, North Carolina State University
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Hollow Fiber Formation
Rebecca Ruckdashel, Graduate Student, North Carolina State University
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Self-repairing Nonwoven Fabrics Using Stimuli-responsive Hydrogels
Srivatsan Ramesh, Graduate Student, North Carolina State University
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Carpet Recycled PET Characterization, Fiber Formation & Applications
Avoni Gharde, Graduate Student, North Carolina State University
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Evaluations and Engineering of Skin Comfort and Tactile Properties of Nonwoven Fabrics
Lanjun Yin, Graduate Student, North Carolina State University
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Intrinsically Microporous Nonwovens
Siyao Wang, Graduate Student, North Carolina State University
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Advanced Metlblown Structures
Erin Roberts, Graduate Student, North Carolina State University
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Effect of Filter Media Structures on Particle Capture and Dust Holding Capacity
Yu Song, Graduate Student, North Carolina State University
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Hydrogel Functionalized Polypropylene Membranes
Camden Cutright, Graduate Student, North Carolina State University
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Nonwoven Surface Modification to Resist Particulate Attachment
Nahida Sultana, Graduate Student, North Carolina State University
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Micro-mechanics of Thermal Nonwoven Bonds via Micro Digital Image Correlation
Alireza Garmabi, Graduate Student, North Carolina State University
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Fundamental Study of Polymer Compatibility of Polymer Blends and Their Effects on Melt-Spinning Process and Fiber/Nonwoven Properties
Imon Khan, Graduate Student, North Carolina State University
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Welcome

10:30 am - 10:35 am

Moderator: Dave Rousse, President, INDA, Association of The Nonwoven Fabrics Industry

RISE 2018 - Keynote

10:35 am - 11:20 am

Moderator: Dave Rousse, President, INDA, Association of The Nonwoven Fabrics Industry

Biomimicry + Nonwovens: Taking Great Ideas from Nature and Making Them a Commercial Reality
Marie O'Mahony, Consultant, O'Mahony Consultancy
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Bio-Innovation in Nonwovens I

11:20 am - 11:50 am

Moderator: Dave Rousse, President, INDA, Association of The Nonwoven Fabrics Industry

Inotek™: A Biomimetic Approach to Adaptive Breathability
Jeff Dugan, Vice President Research, Fiber Innovation Technology
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New Cellulose Based Nonwoven Fabric Technology
Gisela Goldhalm, Project Manager, Lenzing AG
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Lunch

Lunch (On Your Own)
11:50 am - 2:00 pm

Networking

Coffee & Networking Break
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

The Economy & Our Industry

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Moderator: Davis Lee, Ph.D., Senior Marketing Scientist, Exponent

U.S. Economic Outlook
Mark Vitner, Managing Director/Senior Economist, Wells Fargo
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Market Dynamics and Trends That Are Driving Innovation in Nonwovens
Brad Kalil, Director of Market Intelligence and Economic Insights, INDA
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Networking

Coffee & Networking Break
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

E-standards & Regulations

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Moderator: Davis Lee, Ph.D., Senior Marketing Scientist, Exponent

How Industry Standards for E-Textiles Are Interconnecting Two Established Ecosystems to Reduce Costs, Accelerate Innovation and Speed Adoption
Chris Jorgensen, Director Of Technology Transfer, IPC-Association Connecting Electronics Industries
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RISE® Innovation Award Presentations

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Moderator: Jeff Willis, Principal, Nonwovens By Design

DiviDiaper
Tivon Jeffers, Inventor & CEO, DiviDiaper, Inc.
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LisaRoxanne Walters-Jeffers, Co-Inventor & General Counsel, DiviDiaper, Inc.
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Evolon New Generation - Bedding Application
Eva Welsh, Evolon Market Manager - North America, Freudenberg Performance Materials
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Suominen Intelligent Nonwoven
Ernesto Levy, Sr. VP, Convenience Area, Suominen
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Welcome Reception

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Wednesday, September 12

Networking

Breakfast Connections
8:00 am - 8:30 am

Medical Nonwoven Developments I & Web Formation

8:30 am - 9:00 am

Moderator: Olaf Isele, Ph.D., Nonwovens Consultant, Metaxi SimBioSys LLC

The Specific Challenges of Surgical Draping of Both Equipment and Patients for Novel Surgical Equipment
Tami Mace, Ecolab Program Leader-Surgical Materials , Ecolab
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Foam Forming Technology – An Opportunity for the Nonwovens Industry
Kristian Salminen, Research Scientist, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd.
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Bio-Innovation in Nonwovens II

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Moderator: Olaf Isele, Ph.D., Nonwovens Consultant, Metaxi SimBioSys LLC

Stylin’ in Nature
Jeannette Yen, Director - Center for Biologically Inspired Design , School Of Biological Sciences At Georgia Tech
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Networking

Coffee & Networking Break
10:00 am - 10:30 am

Bio-Innovation in Nonwovens III

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Moderator: Olaf Isele, Ph.D., Nonwovens Consultant, Metaxi SimBioSys LLC

Uses of Biomaterials and Biodegradable Materials in Feminine Hygiene Products
Jeffrey Bates, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University Of Utah
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Introduction of Circular, Biodegradable Polyhydroxyalkanoate for Fiber Applications
Andrew Cal, Ph.D., Scientist, Mango Materials
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Material Science Developments I

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Moderator: Morris Collins, Member Relations Director, INDA

Crowdsolving Challenge: Finding Applications for PET from Post-Consumer Carpet
John Bradshaw, Director Of Materials Recovery, Shaw Industries
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Lunch

Lunch (Provided on site)
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Learning Luncheon

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Moderator: Morris Collins, Member Relations Director, INDA

High Temperature Battery Separators: Part of a Fireproof Battery Architecture
Robert Moran, Ph.D., Advisory Board Member, DreamWeaver International
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Nanofibrillated Cellulose for Improved Filter Media
Gurminder Minhas, Managing Director, Performance BioFilaments Inc
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Networking

Coffee & Networking Break
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Material Science Developments II

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Moderator: Dave Nelson, Director, Industry Engagement , The Nonwovens Institute

The Latest Innovations in Nonwoven Manufacturing
Behnam Pourdeyhimi, Ph.D., William A. Klopman Distinguished Professor, And Executive Director, North Carolina State University, The Nonwovens Institute
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New Cellulose Based Nonwoven Fabric Technology
Thomas Carlyle, Global Project Manager - Special Projects, Lenzing Fibers Inc.
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Networking

Coffee & Networking Break
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Microfibers in the Marine Environment

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Moderator: Morris Collins, Member Relations Director, INDA

Marine Litter and Microfibers – Should We Be Worried?
Alasdair Carmichael, Program Director, National Association For PET Container Resources (NAPCOR)
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Breaking it Down: Microfiber Biodegradability in Aquatic Environments
Janet O'Regan, Director, Nonwovens Marketing, Cotton Incorporated
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The Nonwovens Institute - Tour & Reception - Cancelled

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Tracie Leatham, Registrar, INDA
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Thursday, September 13

Networking

Breakfast Connections
8:00 am - 8:30 am

Medical Nonwoven Developments II

8:30 am - 9:30 am

Moderator: James Loftus, Ph.D., Sales Executive, SGS-IPS Testing

Innovating Together: Creating New Material Technologies to Keep Up with Medical Market Demands
Eberhard Link, Ph.D., Technical Market Manager - Medical Products, Freudenberg Performance Materials LP
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Web Formation Technology

9:00 am - 9:30 am

Moderator: James Loftus, Ph.D., Sales Executive, SGS-IPS Testing

Novel Method to Determine Nonwoven Uniformity Factor
Pallabi Sinha Roy, Process Engineer,
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Olaf Isele, Ph.D., Nonwovens Consultant, Metaxi SimBioSys LLC
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RISE® Innovation Award Announcement

9:30 am - 9:45 am

Moderator: Dave Rousse, President, INDA, Association of The Nonwoven Fabrics Industry

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