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

Conference Speakers

Zahra Ashrafi
Graduate Student, North Carolina State University
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Jeffrey Bates, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, University Of Utah
Uses of Biomaterials and Biodegradable Materials in Feminine Hygiene Products
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John Bradshaw
Director Of Materials Recovery, Shaw Industries
Crowdsolving Challenge: Finding Applications for PET from Post-Consumer Carpet
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Andrew Cal, Ph.D.
Scientist, Mango Materials
Introduction of Circular, Biodegradable Polyhydroxyalkanoate for Fiber Applications
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Thomas Carlyle
Global Project Manager - Special Projects, Lenzing Fibers Inc.
New Cellulose Based Nonwoven Fabric Technology
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Alasdair Carmichael
Program Director, National Association For PET Container Resources (NAPCOR)
Marine Litter and Microfibers – Should We Be Worried?
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Camden Cutright
Graduate Student, North Carolina State University
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Jeff Dugan
Vice President Research, Fiber Innovation Technology
Inotek™: A Biomimetic Approach to Adaptive Breathability
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Alireza Garmabi
Graduate Student, North Carolina State University
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Avoni Gharde
Graduate Student, North Carolina State University
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Gisela Goldhalm
Project Manager, Lenzing AG
New Cellulose Based Nonwoven Fabric Technology
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Olaf Isele, Ph.D.
Nonwovens Consultant, Metaxi SimBioSys LLC
Novel Method to Determine Nonwoven Uniformity Factor
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Tivon Jeffers
Inventor & CEO, DiviDiaper, Inc.
DiviDiaper
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Chris Jorgensen
Director Of Technology Transfer, IPC-Association Connecting Electronics Industries
How Industry Standards for E-Textiles Are Interconnecting Two Established Ecosystems to Reduce Costs, Accelerate Innovation and Speed Adoption
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Brad Kalil
Director Of Market Intelligence and Economic Insights, INDA
Market Dynamics and Trends That Are Driving Innovation in Nonwovens
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Imon Khan
Graduate Student, North Carolina State University
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Tracie Leatham
Registrar, INDA
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Ernesto Levy
Sr. VP, Convenience Area, Suominen
Suominen Intelligent Nonwoven
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Eberhard Link, Ph.D.
Technical Market Manager - Medical Products, Freudenberg Performance Materials LP
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Salvatore Luiso
Graduate Student - PhD - Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, North Carolina State University
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Tami Mace
Ecolab Program Leader-Surgical Materials , Ecolab
The Specific Challenges of Surgical Draping of Both Equipment and Patients for Novel Surgical Equipment
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Gurminder Minhas
Managing Director, Performance BioFilaments Inc
Nanofibrillated Cellulose for Improved Filter Media
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Robert Moran, Ph.D.
Advisory Board Member, DreamWeaver International
High Temperature Battery Separators: Part of a Fireproof Battery Architecture
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Marie O'Mahony
Consultant, O'Mahony Consultancy
Biomimicry + Nonwovens: Taking Great Ideas from Nature and Making Them a Commercial Reality
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Janet O'Regan
Director, Nonwovens Marketing, Cotton Incorporated
Breaking it Down: Microfiber Biodegradability in Aquatic Environments
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Amulya Pervaje
Graduate Student, North Carolina State University
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Behnam Pourdeyhimi, Ph.D.
William A. Klopman Distinguished Professor, And Executive Director, North Carolina State University, The Nonwovens Institute
The Latest Innovations in Nonwoven Manufacturing
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Srivatsan Ramesh
Graduate Student, North Carolina State University
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Erin Roberts
Graduate Student, North Carolina State University
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Pallabi Sinha Roy
Process Engineer,
Novel Method to Determine Nonwoven Uniformity Factor
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Rebecca Ruckdashel
Graduate Student, North Carolina State University
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Kristian Salminen
Research Scientist, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd.
Foam Forming Technology – An Opportunity for the Nonwovens Industry
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Yu Song
Graduate Student, North Carolina State University
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Bharadwaja STP
Graduate Student, North Carolina State University
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Nahida Sultana
Graduate Student, North Carolina State University
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Mark Vitner
Managing Director/Senior Economist, Wells Fargo
U.S. Economic Outlook
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LisaRoxanne Walters-Jeffers
Co-Inventor & General Counsel, DiviDiaper, Inc.
DiviDiaper
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Siyao Wang
Graduate Student, North Carolina State University
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Eva Welsh
Evolon Market Manager - North America, Freudenberg Performance Materials
Evolon New Generation - Bedding Application
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Jeannette Yen
Director - Center for Biologically Inspired Design , School Of Biological Sciences At Georgia Tech
Stylin’ in Nature
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Lanjun Yin
Graduate Student, North Carolina State University
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