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Keynote speakers announced for NETInc

Keynote speakers have been announced for the NETInc Innovative Nonwoven's Conference, to be held Sept, 13-15, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia.  The conference covers key technical developments in the nonwovens business and offers peer reviewed papers, expert speakers and a wide range of networking opportunities. "The keynote speakers for the NETInc Nonwovens conference will address a range of important issues including legislative, m

6th September 2011

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Norcross, GA

Medical/Hygiene, Sustainable, Industrial, Packaging

Keynote speakers announced for NETInc

Keynote speakers have been announced for the NETInc Innovative Nonwoven's Conference, to be held Sept, 13-15, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia.The conference covers key technical developments in the nonwovens business and offers peer reviewed papers, expert speakers and a wide range of networking opportunities.

"The keynote speakers for the NETInc Nonwovens conference will address a range of important issues including legislative, market and technical topics as well as recent product developments affecting the rapidly growing global nonwovens industry," says Natalie Grooms, NET Division Vice Chair, Momentive Specialty Chemicals, Inc.

"Tuesday's keynote session will set the stage for TAPPI's 2nd annual NETInc technical program.The NET Division strives to provide up-to-date knowledge on chemistry, process, product, and characterization regarding all nonwoven markets.

Peter Mayberry, Mayberry & Associates, LLC, will discuss recent developments regarding the FDA's medical device approval process that could have far reaching impact on nonwovens devices. Mr. Mayberry is President of Mayberry and Associates, which provides management and government affairs representation.

His past experience includes Director of Government Affairs, Kutak Rock; Trade Association Representative, Keller and Heckman; Senior Consultant at Price Waterhouse. He received his BA in Government from The College of William and Mary and an MA in Legislative Affairs from George Washington University.

Carlos Richer, Richer Investment, will present a paper on "Disposable Diaper Trends in Emerging Markets and How They Compare with Developed Markets." Mr. Richer is a Disposable Diaper Industry Consultant, who previously worked for 21 years with Absormex, a diaper manufacturer in Mexico. In 2005 he formed his own company, which provides consulting services to the disposable diaper industry.

Don Scott, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, Malnove Packaging & Packaging Solutions, will speak on "The Shape of Sustainable-Non-Woven Packaging". Mr. Scott will discuss the company's success creating a nonwovens packaging solution for the Purex brand of laundry detergent. The product was featured on a recent episode of CNBC.Malnove Packaging provides innovative packaging solutions and systems with four folding carton and converting plants in four states.

"The NETInc conference, sponsored by TAPPI's NET Division, is the industry's most comprehensive and technically rigorous conference.It includes several focused tracks, peer reviewed papers by expert speakers and a range of networking opportunities," organisers say.

"The technical program provides in-depth discussions around the following areas: Health & Well Being, Building Science, Market Trends & Analysis, and Emerging Technologies. Other topics include nanofiber production, filtration, fluid absorption modeling and process monitoring. A Filtration Tutorial covering the Theory of Aerosol Filtration in Fibrous Webs is also included as part of the conference.

TAPPI is a leading association for the worldwide pulp, paper, packaging and converting industries and publisher of Paper360° and TAPPI JOURNAL. The Nonwovens Engineers and Technologists (NET) Division covers all aspects of the nonwovens industry including fibres, manufacturing, applications and technology.

Through information exchange, events, trusted content and networking opportunities, TAPPI helps members elevate their performance by providing solutions that lead to better, faster and more cost-effective ways of doing business. It has provided management training and networking to the industry's leaders for more than 95 years. 

 

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