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28th September 2017, Cary, NC

Disrupters and game changers at Hygienix 2017

Hygienix 2017 will focus on innovative products that can help improve the lives of consumers of all ages from infants to senior citizens.   Hygienix 2017, an event for the absorbent hygiene and personal care markets, will focus its educational conference, tabletop exhibitions, and training on innovative products that can help improve the lives of consumers of all ages from infants to senior citizens.  

The third edition of Hygienix will feature sessions and displays on new markets, technologies, and materials for these important nonwovens and engineered materials markets. The event, taking place from 6-9 November at the Renaissance Arboretum in Austin, TX, is expected to draw more than 500 participants. 

With a line-up of expert industry speakers from leading global companies, must-attend sessions include smart and sustainable diapers, adult incontinence (AI) products, advances in feminine hygiene, new standards and labelling language, AI training for nurses, industry threats and opportunities, skin health, and odour control testing and mitigation.

Brand disruption

Keynote speakers will focus on brand disruption and include Don Frey, Chief Innovation Officer of The Honest Company, who will talk about buying habits of Millennial Moms who seek safe, socially responsible, and sustainable products by relying on friends, bloggers, websites, and social media as information resources.

Also speaking on the panel are Diana Sheehan, Director, Kantar Retail, on The Evolving Role of Private Label in a Branded Retail World; and Jennifer Carvajal Diaz, PhD, Principal Analyst, IHS Markit, on diaper raw material trends.

The event also will feature the presentation of the Hygienix Innovation Award that recognises innovation in consumer or institutional hygiene end-products that expand the use of nonwoven fabrics, and the INDA Lifetime Service and Lifetime Technical Achievement Award.

Speaker highlights

On the first day of the event, a specialised deep dive workshop on Absorbent Hygiene Products moderated by Carlos Richer, CEO/Director, Richer Investment S.A. de C.V, will include the inside story on industry developments in baby diaper and adult incontinence products from around the globe.

On the second day, Hygienix attendees will hear from experts on consumer and institutional incontinence. Among those speaking are Sion Agami, Research Fellow (Feminine Care), Procter & Gamble Co., on creating a winning holistic product experience in feminine adult incontinence; and Steven Gregg, Executive Director, National Association for Continence, on AI standards.

Then, a panel on Feminine Hygiene Disruptors: Business Models, Products and Materials will feature Rachel Braun Scherl, Co-Founder & Principal, SPARK Solutions for Growth; Shama Amalean, Chief Operating Officer, THINX; and Alyssa Dweck, MS, MD, FACOG, Obstetrics & Gynecology, CareMount Medical.

Other relevant conference topics at Hygienix are Performance & Economics of Thinner Diapers; Cutting Edge Approaches to Odour Control; Material Science Developments in AHP; and Game Changers in Machine & Technology Development; and Retail & Demographic Groundswells.

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