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Committees

INDA Members can take advantage of a unique opportunity to interact with like-minded professionals from the industry on issues of mutual interest through INDA Committees. Participation on INDA Committees provides a platform for INDA Members to shape the direction and scope of INDA Events, Harmonized Test Methods and key issues facing the nonwovens industry. If you are interested in participating on an INDA Committee, contact the Key INDA Staff Member.

  • Hygienix™ Conference Planning Committee
    Plans the annual Hygienix Conference content by developing session topics of relevance and populating with appropriate speakers.
    Key INDA Staff Contact: Deanna Lovell, Education Coordinator, dlovell@inda.org or info@inda.org
  • WOW (World of Wipes®) Conference Planning Committee
    Plans the annual World of Wipes® Conference with development of session topics and speakers to provide relevant, helpful content.
    Key INDA Staff Contact: Deanna Lovell, Education Coordinator, dlovell@inda.org or info@inda.org
  • RISE® Conference Planning Committee 
    Plan, implement, and evaluate an annual material science technology and innovation conference. Pursues information regarding the latest material science and production advancements within the nonwoven and engineered fabrics industry, as well as innovation methodologies to advance the industry.
    Key INDA Staff Contact: Deanna Lovell, Education Coordinator, dlovell@inda.org or info@inda.org
  • FiltXPO™ Conference Planning Committee
    Plans the conference content for the newly developed FiltXPO™ event.
    Key INDA Staff Contact: Deanna Lovell, Education Coordinator, dlovell@inda.org or info@inda.org
  • Nonwoven Product Stewardship Committee on Flushability
    Develops industry-wide guidelines for assessing flushable products and flushable claims for consumer wipes. Coordinates closely with EDANA’s Flushability Committee to ensure harmonized guidelines for North America and Europe. Develops government relations strategies and media communication strategies to defend the sector.
    Key INDA Staff Contact: Jessica Franken, Director of Government Affairs, jfranken@inda.org, Chris Plotz, Director of Education & Technical Affairs, cplotz@inda.org, Joan Izzo, Director of Marketing, jizzo@inda.org
  • Sustainability Committee on Single-Use Plastics
    Develops a working strategy and messaging protocol for this growing issue.
    Key INDA Staff Contact: Dave Rousse, President, drousse@inda.org
    Alternate INDA Staff Contact: Chris Plotz, Director of Education & Technical Affairs, cplotz@inda.org
  • Indoor Air Quality Committee
    Develops a strategy to advance imperatives for indoor air filtration with a focus on measurements and practices to improve filter maintenance/change frequencies.
    Key INDA Staff Contact: Chris Plotz, Director of Education & Technical Affairs, cplotz@inda.org
    Alternate INDA Staff Contact: Jessica Franken, Director of Government Affairs, jfranken@inda.org
  • Technical Advisory Board
    Advises the association and its technical committees, including conference planning committees, on the technical issues and activities of interest to the industry. Oversees the activities of the Standard Test Methods Committee and provides a liaison with the academic community.
    Key INDA Staff Contact: Chris Plotz, Director of Education & Technical Affairs, cplotz@inda.org
    Alternate INDA Staff Contact: Johnnie Jean Dickens, Administrative Assistant, jjdickens@inda.org
  • Standard Test Methods Committee (sub-unit of Technical Advisory Board)
    Reviews approved test methods and introduces new methods in cooperation with EDANA’s Committee. Works with EDANA and other nonwovens associations to bring test methods to ISO. Acts as liaison between INDA, ASTM, ISO and EDANA.
    Key INDA Staff Contact: Chris Plotz, Director of Education & Technical Affairs, cplotz@inda.org or info@inda.org
  • ISO Representation
    Works within ISO TC38 WG4 to harmonize global nonwovens methods with ISO. Maintains relations with other international standards organizations.
    Key INDA Staff Contact: Dave Rousse, President, drousse@inda.org or info@inda.org