Jim Robinson Honored During Hygienix


Industry veteran receives Lifetime Technical Achievement Award

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, has honored Jim Robinson with a Lifetime Technical Achievement Award. INDA president Tony Fragnito presented the award during day one of the Hygienix conference in New Orleans, LA.

"I am humbled to be recognized on behalf of my industry colleagues with the honor of receiving the Lifetime Technical Achievement Award. Over my entire career I found the industry to be filled with opportunities to help people solve problems and to mutually share with them the technical understanding of our engineered products. I had fun many more days than not and, along the way, got to meet so many fine people and develop lasting, rewarding relationships," Robinson says.

Jim Robinson has 33 years in the absorbent hygiene industry, including 28 years as a technical service manager at BASF. He led technical teams that focused on the application of superabsorbent polymers (SAP) in hygiene products. Robinson has extensive knowledge of SAP applications, absorbent core formation, and hygiene article design, performance and testing. While with BASF, Robinson led efforts with multiple external companies to provide co-supplier solutions to hygiene converters.

"If you are a hygiene converter in the Western Hemisphere, Jim has made your product better," says Matt O'Sickey, INDA. "He has certainly made our industry better."

Robinson’s extensive understanding of test methods and test method development led to his coordinating the establishment of fitness for use standards of adult incontinent products with the National Association for Continence and involvement in development and review of absorbent product test methods with INDA/EDANA. He is also an active contributor to INDA’s Technical Advisory Board and Hygienix organizing committee and was a contributing developer in establishing the INDA Absorbent Hygiene Training Course. Robinson has provided numerous presentations at INSIGHT, Hygienix, and RISE on performance and interactions of absorbent system components.

Recently, Robinson has been consulting and contributing to the success of multiple start-ups including those having been nominated for INDA product awards. Robinson has a BS in Chemistry from Hampden-Sydney College and an MS in Chemistry from Duke University.