BRUSSELS - EDANA has released the programme for its upcoming Circular Nonwovens Forum, which takes place as both an in person and an online event on 22 September 2022, in Brussels.
"Nonwoven manufacturers, their suppliers and converters are increasingly focused on finding circular and sustainable solutions," EDANA said. "The Circular Nonwovens Forum is a place where industry players and stakeholders can initiate dialogue, exchange views and come to conclusions. This year again, we have at heart to offer a dynamic and insightful programme involving professionals from the industry as well as external speakers."
Taking place under the theme, Together, let's build the circular economy for nonwovens, the speakers include Maria Teresa Ambrosi, senior consultant nonwovens and roll goods, Schlegel und Partner (Germany), who will offer a view on sustainable raw materials for the nonwovens industry: a reality check of existing alternatives, current applications and hands-on opinions of the market.
Also speaking will be Miriam Weber, Director, HYDRA Marine Sciences (Germany), under the title How does your biodegradable plastic behave in the environment?; Bryan Haynes, Technical Director Global Nonwovens, Kimberly-Clark (United States); Inna Knelsen Senior System Manager, ISCC - International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (Germany), who will present a Credible sustainability certification of nonwovens; and Pierre Conrath, Business Development Manager for Circular Polymers, ExxonMobil (Belgium).
Other speakers include Karthik Ramaratnam, Director of Product Development - North America, PFNonwovens, whose presentation is entitled Developing sustainable solutions for the nonwovens market: approach to improve the end-of-life of nonwoven products by using bio-assimilation technology; Hugo Christiaen, Director CSR, TWE (Belgium) on A new circular product portfolio using post-consumer textiles as feedstock in a cradle to cradle concept; and Katharina Obergruber, Senior Manager Sustainability, Sandler (Germany); on Going beyond circular limitations – A closed cycle; and Frantisek Riha-Scott, Founder and Design Director, Confitex Technology (Hong-Kong), who will discuss How nonwovens may be the surprising solution that reduces landfill and saves the planet.
Registration for the event, which takes place at the Dolce La Hulpe Hotel, is now are now open. Click here for further details