More than 500 industry professionals are attending Hygienix, the premier event for the absorbent hygiene and personal care markets, being held this week at the Hyatt Regency Houston Hotel in Houston, TX. The event is being sponsored by INDA, association of the nonwoven fabrics industry.
Featuring three days of program content, scheduled networking, industry innovations, and awards, Hygienix™ is devoted to the latest in sustainable technologies, emerging markets, converting challenges, product and technical innovations, and market trends in the absorbent hygiene and personal care industry. More than 500 professionals from 24 countries with 53 tabletop displays attended last year’s event to address issues and advances affecting the largest global nonwoven and engineered materials sector.
The area of environmental sustainability of absorbent hygiene and personal care products will be at the forefront of the conference topics for Hygienix™ 2019. Three keynote speakers highlight the program:
- Marcus Eriksen, Ph.D., Co-founder and Director of Research of the 5 Gyres Institute – will present how companies can address their part of the plastic pollution problem and minimize the impact of plastics in the environment.
- Karen Fingerman, Ph.D., Professor, University of Texas at Austin – will discuss how Gen X, Millennials, Gen Y, Gen Z, and the new Gen Alpha all fundamentally alter society by differing in characteristics such as education, communication, values, marital patterns, and childbirth.
- Suzanne Shelton, President and CEO, The Shelton Group – will present new research indicating 40 percent of millennial women who expect to have a period are using or considering reusable period products.