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The Program
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Sunday, October 14
11th Annual David Kearney Memorial Golf Tournament  •••  Approximately noon
Early Registration  •••  5:00-6:30 p.m.
Welcome Reception  •••  6:30-8:00 p.m.

Monday, October 15
Keynote Address: Four-Dimensional Thinking in a 2-D World
• James P. Hanson, Director
-- Marketing Technology Service, Inc.

Practical Polysaccharides — Some Less Known Stories of Cellulose, Starch and Chitin
• Jacek Dutkiewicz, Product & Market Development
-- Buckeye Technologies Inc.

The Cellulose Invasion
• Tom Carlyle, Technical Manager Americas, Business Unit Nonwoven Fibers
-- Lenzing Fibers Inc.

Lunch 12:00-2:00 p.m.

The Money Tree
• Donald A. Sheldon, Senior Executive Business Leader
-- Handi Crafters

Adhesives at the Core of Thinner Diaper Innovation
• Heather Walch, Global Marketing Manager
-- H.B. Fuller

New Opportunities for SAP in 2012
• James C. Robinson, Technical Manager
-- BASF Corporation

MTS Cocktail Party Reception
(Meet the people you’re at INSIGHT to talk to)

Tuesday, October 16
A Little of This and a Little of That — Current Topics in Nanotechnology
• Laura Frazier, Technical Director
-- SNS Nano Fiber Technology

The Changing PP Industry: Are Volatility and High Prices Here to Stay?
• E. Estaban Sagel, Director, Polypropylene Americas
-- IHS

Direct Carding — A Major Advance for Drylaid Fabric Formation
• Dan Feroe, Area Sales Manager
-- Andritz Kusters

SAP Old and New — Will New Producers Change the Game?
• Ian Davenport, President
-- Davenport International Associates, LLC

Lunch 12:00-2:00 p.m.

Who Wants to be in the Fluff Pulp Business and Why?
• Don Young, Director Commercial Development
-- Marketing Technology Service, Inc.

Sustainability, Ecolabelling, Green Claims — Fears and Facts, European Regulators and Industry Dialogue
• Pierre Conrath, Sustainability and Public Affairs Director

What Can Be Done with Bicomponent Fiber Technologies?
• Tim Robson, Sales Director
-- HILLS, Inc.

Direct Mass Production of Polymeric Nano-Fibers
• Evan E. Koslow, Ryan Gerakopulos, Chitral Angammana and Jocelyn Tindale
-- GABAE Development

Wednesday, October 17

Production Line Supervision: New Technological Tools and Methods to Improve Production Efficiency
• Daniele Ponzinibbi, Sales Area Manager

The Impact of Stretch Engine Technology on Customer Satisfaction — Hygiene Applications
• Sean Syring, Marketing Director
-- CONWED - Global Netting Solutions

Airlaid in Asia
• Marc Newman, Airlaid R&D Manager
-- Fitesa China

Outlook for World Tissue Business and Trends in North America
• David Allan, Editor, Nonwovens
-- RISI Inc.

Lunch 12:00-2:00 p.m.

Multi-Layer High-Tech Wipes for Oil and Vapor Sorption
• Appachi Arunachalam, Process Control Engineer
-- Hobbs Bonded Fibers

Biodegradable and Bioresorbable Nanofibers for Medical and Other Applications
• Larry Marshall, CEO
-- Verdex Technologies, Inc.

Asian Diaper and Training Pant Design Changes and Implications for Manufacturing
• Hidenori Tanaka, Managing Director
-- Zuiko Inc.

Flashy Packaging and Body Hugging Products — An Update on Hygiene Absorbent Product Trends
• Pricie Hanna, Managing Partner
-- Price Hanna Consultants, LLC

Tabletop Display Reception
• Networking • Drinks • Food • Fun •

Thursday, October 18
Where are the Hidden Costs in Your Non-Core Process
• Stefan Sulzmaier, Director, Oil Gas & Chemical Services
-- SGS Germany GmbH

Intellectual Property for Superabsorbent Polymers — Past, Present and Future Prospects
• Rick Jezzi, Principal
-- A.D. Jezzi & Associates, LLC

Low Pulp or No Pulp? —
Ultra-High Percent SAP Cores for Baby and Adult Disposables

• Mark Bolyen, Manager Nonwovens
-- Marketing Technology Service, Inc.

Tricks of the Trade — Mixing SAP Types in Composites and Layered Structures
• James P. Hanson, Director
-- Marketing Technology Service, Inc.

•  Daily Sessions (Monday-Wednesday) start at 9:00 a.m.
•  The Thursday Session starts at 8:30 a.m.
•  Delegate Badges are REQUIRED.
•  All persons taking advantage of the INSIGHT 2012 Conference MUST be Registered Delegates.


Last Modified: October 22, 2012


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