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Nonwoven Markets and Applications Track Added to INTC

September 10, 2008

First-time track provided information to support research efforts.

For companies to increase their profitability, it is critical that R&D, technical and marketing staffs are on the same page. To enhance this marriage, INTC offered a nonwoven markets and applications track for the first time to provide information and statistics to support their research efforts.

Held Wednesday, the two-part session included a presentation from Nonwovens Industry editor Karen Bitz McIntyre on “The World’s Top 10 Nonwovens Manufacturers” as well as Ian Butler of INDA’s presentation, “Worldwide Industry Metrics and Market Trends.” Other topics included “Increase Profits by Substituting Cotton For Rayon & PET Fibers” from Jan O’Regan of Cotton Incorporated and Steve Ogle of INDA’s morning-session talk, “An Emerging Market—Nonwoven Alternative to Polyurethane Foam.”
The afternoon session featured a presentation from Robert Lovegrove of Eastman Chemical Company, “Walking the Line—Balancing Today’s R&D Expenses Against Tomorrow’s Need for Innovation.” Matthew Pickett of BASF Corporation presented “Eco-Efficiency Analysis: Powerful Decision-Making Tool for Optimum Performance, Economy and Environmental Protection” and Mark Snider of Johnson & Associates posed the question, “How Green Can Nonwovens Be?”

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