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PROGRAM
(November 27, 2007)

TUESDAY, MARCH 11, 2008

SESSION I, 8:30 A.M. - 12 NOON
MARKET PROFILES

Course Introduction
Statistics & Growth Trends in World Absorbent Product Markets - Diapers, Adult, Feminine Hygiene and Wipes
Technology Changes & Trends Affecting the Absorbent Products Industry
Common Materials and Cost Factors
Technology Changes & Evolution of Absorbent Product Designs
Physiology of Urination in Normal Children and Adults - Designing for Differences in Age
Adult Incontinence: Segmentation, Products, Prevalence, Flow Rates & Amounts by Type
Skin Care Management Issues for Designers of Disposables

LUNCH (on your own)

SESSION II, 1:30 - 4:45 P.M.
MANUFACTURING ISSUES FOR ABSORBENT PRODUCTS

Instructive Finished Product Designs & Advanced Manufacturing Technology
Thin Baby Diaper Approaches & Implications
Density Gradient & 3-D Structures
Superabsorbent & Fluff Pulp: Performance & Interactions
Liquid Acquisition, Fluid Movement in Capillary Structures and Implications for Designers
Feminine Hygiene Designs & Issues for Performance
Evaluating Product & Materials Performance with Advanced Testing vs. Primitive Test Methods
Questions and Answers

COCKTAIL PARTY, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12, 2008

SESSION III, 8:30 A.M. - 12 NOON
MATERIALS TECHNOLOGY

Fluff Pulp: Processes, Types, Defibration, and Implications of Fluff Pulp Selection for Product Performance
Superabsorbents: Manufacture, Forms, Selection & Performance
Roll Good Absorbents, Alternatives & Pulpless Core Designs
Ultrathin Products, Ultra High % SAPs & Alternative Materials
Routine Production Control Methods vs. Central Lab Techniques
Adjusting Diaper Design Formulas to Accommodate Material Price Shifts
Wipes and Wipers Markets
Airlaid Synthetic and Woodpulp Fabrics: Grades & Trends
Forming and Bonding Technology for Airlaid Webs
Future Trends in Airlaid Forming

SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY!
BUS TRIP: MTS AIRLAID PLANT TOUR & DEMONSTRATION, 1:00 - 3:45 P.M.

A short bus trip will take delegates to tour the MTS facilities.  Delegates will observe the production of complex grades of ultrathin and exotic hygienic composites, demonstrating airlaid design concepts described in the Short Course including: diapers-on-a-roll, ultra high SAP composites, two-sided wipers and 100% synthetics.

In addition, the MTS testing facility and absorbent product testing devices will be demonstrated, including hammermills, nit counters and MTS testing devices for adult and baby diaper development.

This is a special opportunity since airlaid plants are seldom open for public tours and few, if any, have these capabilities.

All delegates will receive an airlaid sample fabric book from the demonstration and a full proceedings book for the Short Course lectures.

The MTS Short Course will conclude with the end of the tour at 3:45 p.m.

 

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