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Explore the key issues in the global nonwovens industry.

Get the market and business insights you need to make better decisions. The 50-minute webinars below are complimentary for everyone. More webinars will be added in 2024…stay tuned for more!


#FlushSmart – Fighting Toilet Crimes All Over the U.S.
Lara Wyss, President, RFA
Wednesday, May 29, 2024, 11 am EDT

The Clog Monster is at it again… committing toilet crimes all over California and beyond. He’s ignoring the “Do Not Flush” symbol and using non-flushable wipes to clog sewers.

Luckily, the Responsible Flushing Alliance is on the case! Now in its third year, the #FlushSmart campaign continues its efforts to educate consumers about proper flushing habits regarding what should and should not be flushed.

During this session, you’ll get an update on the #FlushSmart campaign, including addressing the problem (toilet crimes) with a solution (potty training for grownups). We’ll also share the winning entries from our public service announcement competition with the Youth Cinema Project, and plans for our third annual Flush Smart Day!

Flushability Standards & Labelling
Matt O’Sickey, Director of Education & Technical Affairs, INDA
Wednesday, May 29, 2024, 11 am EDT

This webinar will briefly review the existing four major standards or guidelines for flushable products – GD4, IWFSG, UKWIS, and AU/NZ, progress towards an ISO standard for flushable products, current labeling requirements for flushable products, and potential implications of an ISO on labeling requirements.

Industry Experts:

Lara Wyss is currently the President of the Responsible Flushing Alliance. She is a communications executive with more than 25 years of experience leading consumer education and public education campaigns for leading brands and organizations including Starbucks, Unilever, eBay and partnering with nonprofits and trade groups such as The Nature Conservancy, the National Parks Foundation, Conservation International, and the National Coffee Association. Lara has a degree in journalism from The Ohio State University and is completing a Nonprofit Management certificate program from the University of San Diego.

Matthew (Matt) O’Sickey, Ph.D., Director of Education & Technical Affairs, INDA. Matt joined INDA in September 2022. He has prior experience as the Director of Application Engineering and Research & Development for the Americas at RKW North America and as Director of Global Market Development with Tredegar Corporation. He holds a deeply rooted belief that innovation is the result of the intersection of marketing and technology, and this is reflected in his career path, which encompasses both disciplines. His career has entailed developing and bringing to market a range of hygiene and packaging films and nonwoven laminates. Within the hygiene area, he has worked on the development and commercialization of topsheets, surge layers, waistbands, fit and closure elements, breathable films and laminates, backsheets, pouch films, and bags with more recent focus on sustainable solutions. Matt has a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering and a Masters of Engineering Administration from Virginia Tech, and a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University with a heavy emphasis on the processing-structure-property relationships of polymeric materials.


Unveiling Sustainability: Navigating the Complexity of Raw Materials Through Life Cycle Assessments
Madyson Partenheimer, Sustainability Manager for Healthcare, Hygiene and Specialties, Berry Global
June 5th, 11 am EDT

With continued pressures for sustainability from a regulatory and consumer standpoint, it is important to understand the “full picture” of suitable raw materials. From procurement to end of life scenarios, this presentation will take an in-depth look at the considerations that contribute to a raw materials carbon footprint and help determine the ever-constant question “what is the best and most sustainable solution?”.

Madyson Partenheimer, Commercial Sustainability Manager for Healthcare, Hygiene, and Specialties division of Berry Global, will discuss the variability of alternative raw materials, from natural materials such as lyocell, rayon, pulp, and cotton, to biopolymers, such as polylactic acid. In addition, she will discuss the pros and cons of each material discussing and the often-overlooked considerations crucial for a complete, holistic life cycle assessment.

Industry Expert:

Madyson Partenheimer, Commercial Sustainability Manager for Healthcare, Hygiene, and Specialties division of Berry Global, will discuss the variability of alternative raw materials, from natural materials such as lyocell, rayon, pulp, and cotton, to biopolymers, such as polylactic acid. In addition, she will discuss the pros and cons of each material discussing and the often-overlooked considerations crucial for a complete, holistic life cycle assessment.


Regulations and Their Impact on the Developing U.S. Regulations
MariaGiovanna Vetere, VP-Sustainability & Public Affairs, NatureWorks
Wednesday, June 12th, 11 am EDT

Abstract information is coming soon!

Industry Expert:

Mariagiovanna Vetere joined NatureWorks in February 2013 and is responsible for EU Public Affairs. Previously she worked for more than 10 years as an Internal Audit and International Affairs Manager at COREPLA and was responsible for relations with European and Italian policy makers. Prior to that, Mariagiovanna Vetere worked for the international consulting company KPMG focussing on Business Process Reengineering. She holds a masters degree in Economics.


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