GO Wipes Europe 2018 took place from 15-16 November in Amsterdam. Below is the exciting 2018 programme to review.
Theme: Product innovation & trends for wipes: new approaches and developments in the supply chain
This session will explore new trends to adjust innovation to fulfil consumer demands
Sean Riley | Chief Executive DUDE / Co-founder of Dude Products Inc, USA
Market trends are a wonderful indicator of where the population is going to be using wipes, but too often we get lost in trends a forget about our core values and customers. Developing new products is delicate balance of listening to your customer, researching market trends and building off your current portfolio of products. DUDE will share how strategies these efforts.
Melanie Sumereder | Sustainability Relations Manager of Lenzing AG
In this interactive session, the workshop participants will learn about wipes specific consumer needs and the potential of green marketing.
In addition, Lenzing will showcase its alternative fibre solutions under consideration of current regulations and opinion leader initiatives.
A global online survey conducted via Survey Sampling International provides useful consumer insights: More than 3.500 participants in Europe, the US and Asia reflected on wipes related product needs, raw material preferences as well as environmental concerns. The survey results allow conclusions on relevant issues throughout the entire product lifecycle as well as on the enormous potential of environmentally responsible wipes.
Bernd Heinken | Head of Customer Support SAI of Schülke & Mayr GmbH
The demand on human safety is constantly growing and wet wipes are amongst the most highly sensitive consumer products with respect to microbial contamination. There are various types of wet wipes in our daily life used by consumers such as Baby Care, Personal Care and Home Care. Sufficient microbiological stability of such wet wipes can only be achieved by adequate preservation. In contrast, biocides and preservatives are increasingly regulated and limited by global authorities. Market trends towards more ‘natural’ and ‘green’ products continue to force the wet wipe industry to permanently reformulate and amend their formulations.
The presentation will give a brief update on the current legal status of common biocides and preservatives. Innovative and more individual concepts will be demonstrated to successfully prevent microbial contamination in wet wipes by using integrated and validated Microbiological Quality Management systems (MQM). Risks and benefits from alternative preservatives or antimicrobial actives will be shown by microbiological challenge test results.
Dr. Philippe Lapersonne | R&I and Strategic Development Director of Rhodia Acetow GmbH
This presentation will be focus on raw materials to address all you need to know on bio-degradation, what are the tests and certifications of biodegradability?, and some example of different fibres with a special focus on Cellulose Acetate Fibres.
During the presentation, samples of Cellulose Acetate Staple fibres will be also provided.
Nick Santoleri | VP of Global Operations and Strategic Sourcing of Rockline Industries, USA
Phillip Mango | Associate Consultant of Smithers Pira
Nicola Rider | UK Retail Category Manager of Rockline Industries
Jan O'Regan | Nonwovens Marketing of Cotton Incorporated
Dr Werner Bosmans | Policy Officer of European Commission - DG Environment
Seán Kerrigan | Communications & Media Relations Executive of EDANA
Hayate Zarth | Sales and Marketing Manager of ADEKA Europe GmbH
Featured by: Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Steptoe & Johnson, EDANA, the German Environment Agency, & the Marine Conservation Society
This session will include a short presentation from the speakers involved in this session followed by a Q&A
Sebastian Basel | Business Manager Speciality Papers of Kelheim Fibres GmbH
Dr Shayda Rahbaran | Business Development Manager Wipes and Hygiene Global of Lenzing AG, Austria
Michael Carus | Founder & Managing Director of Nova-Institute
Featured by: Lenzing AG & Nova-Institute
Matt Bromfield | Formulation Chemist of Lonza
Gabi Ohlendorf | Technical Application Manager EMEA of Clariant
Featured by: Lonza & Clariant Germany
Prof Stephen Russell | Technical Director of Nonwovens Innovation & Research Institute Ltd. (NIRI)
Peter Treur | Nonwoven Sales & Marketing Manager of Eastman
Martti Osmo Vähälä | Business Development & Segment Manager, Tyre & Wet Wipes, Specials, EMEIA of UPM Raflatac
Andrew Streeter | Director of CPS International and innovātus, UK
Heidi Beatty | CEO of Crown Abbey, Ltd
Dr. Cécile Mazard | Global Applications Manager for Elastomeric Modifiers and European Nonwovens Applications of OMNOVA Solutions
Dr Kyra Dorsey | Suominen Corporation of Product Development Manager
Chaired by: Gabi Ohlendorf | Technical Application Manager EMEA of Clariant, Germany
Onur Cimen | Director of R&D of Kansan Machinery
Guido Conio | Chief Commercial Officer of Teknoweb Converting
Pranay Sahu | Assist. Vice President - Head Sales & Marketing (Advanced Textiles), of Welspun India Limited
Rahul Bansal | General Manager - Nonwovens of Birla Cellulosic (Grasim Industries Limited)
Featured by: Crown Abbey, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, DUDE Products, Cotton Incorporated, & Steptoe & Johnson
Chaired by: Heidi Beatty, CEO, Crown Abbey - USA