INDA president Dave Rousse presented the award at the association’s annual World of Wipes International Conference June 5-8, in Chicago, IL. INDA’s Lifetime Technical Achievement Award honors those individuals with long established technical careers in the nonwovens industry and a history of technical innovation.
Haynes was recognized for his career involvement and commitment to bringing innovative science-based polymer process approaches and process issues to the nonwovens industry. Haynes serves on the Industrial Advisory Board and Strategic Scientific Advisory Board for The Nonwovens Institute at North Carolina State University; the external advisory board for the School of Materials Science & Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology and on the board of directors as Secretary for Georgia FIRST, a non-profit organization supporting science, technology, engineering and mathematics education programs in Georgia.
During his three decades career, Haynes has specialized in the aerodynamics and polymer processing of the meltblowing process, and served in various positions as an engineering and research scientist at Kimberly-Clark Corporation. During his career, he has published several papers, and authored 43 U.S. Patents and 13 Trade Secrets. He is an adjunct Professor in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering at The University of Tennessee and continues to significantly advance the nonwovens industry.