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AUGUST 24 - 27, 2020
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Conference Schedule

Tuesday, August 25

WIPES Academy

Virtual WIPES Academy

8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Instructor: Chris Plotz, Director Of Technical Affairs, INDA

From wipes design and production to cost implications and packaging, the two-day WIPES Academy is centered on every facet of the multibillion dollar wipes product and marketing sector­ from raw materials, converting, wet and dry wipes to medical, industrial, and consumer wipes. The course is essential for technical and management professionals interested in learning the research, development, and manufacturing of wipes.

Separate registration fee. Pre-registration is required.
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Welcome

9:00 am - 9:05 am

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

Welcome
Dave Rousse, President, INDA, Association of The Nonwoven Fabrics Industry
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Emerging Needs and Wants of a Changing Consumer Base

9:05 am - 11:05 am

Moderator: Janet O'Regan, Director, Nonwovens Marketing, Cotton Incorporated

100 Most Influential Wet Wipe Brands (and Their Impact On Our Industry)
Heidi Beatty, Project Manager Consultant, Crown Abbey, LLC
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Where, When and How: Snapshots of Consumers’ Use of Wipes
Brian Sansoni, Senior Vice President, Communications, Outreach & Membership, The American Cleaning Institute (ACI)
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London: Why Do All the Problems Start in the Pesky UK's Capital?
Adrian Wilson, Editor, Sustainable Nonwovens Magazine
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Tackling Social Taboos: Reflecting Real Life for Real Profits
Katie Keating, Founding Partner/Co-CCO, Fancy LLC
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Erica Fite, Co-Founder/Co-CCO, Fancy LLC
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Navigating Natural Options

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Moderator: Robert Johnson, Principal, Smith, Johnson & Associates

Jason Finnis, Chief Technology Officer, BAST Fibre Technologies, Inc.
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Personal Care Trends Impacting the Use & Choice of Preservatives
Jessica Byrd, Global Business Director, Vertellus
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Shifting Trade Winds and Markets

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Fighting the Good Fight: Protecting Your Ideas and Supply Chain During a Trade War
Pete Mento, Ph.D., Managing Director/Practice Leader, Crowe LLC
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Global Market for Personal Care Wipes: Product Segmentation – Adult Care in Focus
Svetlana Uduslivaia, Head of Home & Tech - Americas, Euromonitor International
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Government Affairs & Nonwoven Data

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Moderator: Michael Fitzgerald, VP Sales & Marketing, Albaad USA, Inc.

Policy Update: What’s Happened and More Importantly, What’s Next?
Jessica Franken, Director of Government, INDA, Association of the Nonwovens Fabrics Industry
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The North American Nonwoven Wipes Markets: Growth and Why It’s So Attractive
Brad Kalil, Director of Market Intelligence and Economic Insights, INDA
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2020 World of Wipes Innovation Award® Presentations

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

WOW Innovation AwardThe World of Wipes Innovation Award® recognizes and rewards innovation within the entire wipes value chain that utilizes nonwoven fabric/technology in a way that expands the usage of nonwovens.

The recipient of the 2019 World of Wipes Innovation Award® will be announced Thursday, August 27 at 11:30 am. The companies in the running for the prestigious award presented annually by INDA are:

DETEX® Metal Detectable Scouring Pad
Lee Rieth, Director of Research and Development, ITW Pro Brands
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NUGEN® NR Disinfectant Wipe
Kiran Kulkarni, Marketing Manager - Professional Hygiene, Lonza Inc.
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Food Fresh Liners
Larry Berk, Chief Executive Officer, Berk International LLC
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Tabletop & Reception

Tabletop Displays and Reception
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Get in front of wipe leaders, innovators, and prospective customers from all over the world. You won't just meet potential clients. You'll meet potential collaborators.

A World of Wipes® tabletop display has proven to be one of the most cost effective ways to reach out to hundreds of wipes senior leaders in one place at one time to promote your brand, products, and yourself.

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Wednesday, August 26

Developments in Substrate Technologies I

9:00 am - 10:30 am

Moderator: Jonathan Layer, Business Development Manager - Americas, Fibertex Nonwovens Inc.

The Shifting Sands on Single Use Plastics – Navigating Regulation, Legislation and Consumer Opinion
Richard Knowlson, Principal, RPK Consulting
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Hemp Fiber from Front to Back: Wipe the Right Way
Claire Crunk, President, Southeast Hemp Fiber
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Can 100% Cellulosic Fabrics Be Designed to Meet the Same Performance of Synthetic Fiber Web Blends? An Investigation of Performance of Novel Fiber and Fabric Treatments on 100% Cellulosic Nonwoven Wipe Fabrics.
Kay McCoy, Technical Sales Representative, Pulcra Chemicals LLC
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Developments in Substrate Technologies II

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Moderator: Jonathan Layer, Business Development Manager - Americas, Fibertex Nonwovens Inc.

Cellulose Based Wipes: Our Renewable Future
Abby Prasad, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, International Paper
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Introducing Polyethylene based Wipes
Piyush Thakre, Research Scientist, Dow, Inc.
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Challenges of Plastics in Nonwoven Wipes

2:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Moderator: Kyra Dorsey, Product Development Manager, Suominen

Are Plastics Dead in Nonwovens Wipes? What Consumers Really Want
Geoff Collins, Ph.D., Director, Jacob Holm
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Building a More Plastic-free Wipe – Renewable Performance Additives
Christian Lenges, Business Development Manager, DuPont Industrial BioSciences
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Going Certifiable: Application for Various Ecolables and Their Differences for Wipes
Claude Wei, Contract Manager, TÜV AUSTRIA Belgium NV
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Determining the Sustainability of Wipes: Test Methods and Certifications for Different Environments
Bruno De Wilde, Lab Manager, OWS NV (Organic Waste Systems, N.V
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Pure Polyolefin Recycling at P&G and Beyond
John Layman, Ph.D., Section Head - Corporate R&D and Chief Technologist/Founding Inventor, PureCycle, The Procter & Gamble Co.
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Plastics: Changing Consumer Priorities & Perspectives in the Age of COVID-19

5:15 pm - 6:00 pm

Moderator: Janet O'Regan, Director, Nonwovens Marketing, Cotton Incorporated

Heidi Beatty, Project Manager Consultant, Crown Abbey, LLC
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Richard Knowlson, Principal, RPK Consulting
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Svetlana Uduslivaia, Head of Home & Tech - Americas, Euromonitor International
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Tabletop & Reception

Tabletop Displays and Reception
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Thursday, August 27

Developments in Industrial Wipes

9:00 am - 10:30 am

Moderator: Jay Roth, Regional Sales Manager, Elsner Engineering Works, Inc.

Where Clean Counts Most: Industrial Wipes & Critical Environments
Matt Schiering, Chief Marketing Officer, Contec, Inc.
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Comparison of Wiper Test Standards for Cleanroom and Aerospace Markets
Brad Lyon, Sr. Product Manager, ITW Texwipe
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Healthcare Wipe Insights: AHE's Annual Trends Data Report
Patti Costello, Executive Director, Association for the Health Care Environment (AHE)
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Linda Homan, Clinical Affairs Manager, Ecolab
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Flushable Wipes: Progress & Problems

10:30 am - 11:30 am

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

U Can't Flush This
Jessica Franken, Director of Government, INDA, Association of the Nonwovens Fabrics Industry
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Battle of Determining “Flushability:” INDA’s GD4 vs IWSFG PAS
Dave Rousse, President, INDA, Association of The Nonwoven Fabrics Industry
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2020 World of Wipes Innovation Award® Announcement

11:30 am - 11:45 am

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

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