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Hygienix promises to disrupt status quo

Disruptive and sustainable growth opportunities for disposable absorbent hygiene and personal care markets to be discussed in Orlando, FL.

24th July 2018

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Cary, NC


Hygienix 2018, the premier event for the absorbent hygiene and personal care markets, has announced that its fourth edition conference, networking, tabletop display, and training event will focus on sustainable and disruptive technologies and products that help advance human health, from 5-8 November at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel in Orlando, FL.

The conference promises to attract more than 500 senior-level professionals involved in the important absorbent hygiene and personal care sector with content topics that include: absorbent hygiene design advancements, femcare disruptors, nonwoven markets and economic trends, technical updates, urinary and fecal incontinence, skin health, upcycling for disposable absorbent hygiene products, haptics and odour control.

Keynote speaker, Diana Sheehan, Director of Kantar Consulting, will kick off the event presenting The Amazon Effect – Retail Market Disruption. Other conference highlights include a panel discussion on femcare disruptors to include Alyssa Dweck, MS, MD, FACOG, Obstetrics & Gynecology CareMount Medical, Rachel Braun Scherl, Managing Partner, Entrepreneur, SPARK Solutions for Growth, and Shannon Klingman, Founder & CEO, Lume.

The high-level content includes presentations from 23 industry experts. Participants will connect with representatives from companies such as American Truetzschler, Euromonitor International, Evonik Nutrition & Care, H.B. Fuller, Lenzing, Price Hanna Consultants, Quick-Med Technologies, Shelton Group, Smith Johnson & Associates, Suominen, Procter & Gamble, Dermatology Healthcare, YixingDanson Science & Technology, among others.

Scheduled events include 19 hours of networking amid tabletop displays, receptions, breakfasts, coffee breaks and an opening welcome reception at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville on the Universal CityWalk.

Three finalists will present their innovative product or technology for the prestigious Hygienix Innovation Award that recognizes innovation in consumer or institutional hygiene end-products that expand the use of nonwoven fabrics.  INDA president, Dave Rousse will recognise and present the 2018 Lifetime Service Award and 2018 Lifetime Technical Achievement Award.

The event will also offer an optional highly focused three-hour Absorbent Hygiene Product workshop to cover key information on diaper components, performance, differentiation and trends in recycling, sustainability and environmental friendliness on 5 November. Terry Young, retired Research Fellow from Procter & Gamble will lead the valuable instruction. Young developed one of the first in-house material training courses (Nonwoven Technology: From Basic to Advanced) for P&G’s baby diaper category.

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