NORCROSS, Ga. — Sept 1, 2011 — Keynote speakers have been announced for the NETInc Innovative
Nonwoven’s Conference, to be held Sept. 13-15, 2011, in Atlanta, Georgia. The conference covers key
technical developments in the nonwovens business and offers peer reviewed papers, expert speakers
and a wide range of networking opportunities.
“The keynote speakers for the NETInc Nonwovens conference will address a range of important
issues including legislative, market and technical topics as well as recent product developments
affecting the rapidly growing global nonwovens industry,” notes Natalie Grooms, NET Division Vice
Chair, Momentive Specialty Chemicals, Inc. “Tuesday’s keynote session will set the stage for
TAPPI’s 2nd annual NETInc technical program. The NET Division strives to provide up-to-date
knowledge on chemistry, process, product, and characterization regarding all nonwoven markets.
Peter Mayberry, Mayberry Associates, LLC, will discuss recent developments regarding
the FDA’s medical device approval process that could have far reaching impact on nonwovens devices.
Mr. Mayberry is President of Mayberry and Associates, which provides management and government
affairs representation. His past experience includes Director of Government Affairs, Kutak Rock;
Trade Association Representative, Keller and Heckman; Senior Consultant at Price Waterhouse. He
received his BA in Government from The College of William and Mary and an MA in Legislative Affairs
from George Washington University.
Carlos Richer, Richer Investment, will present a paper on “Disposable Diaper Trends in
Emerging Markets and How They Compare with Developed Markets.” Mr. Richer is a Disposable Diaper
Industry Consultant, who previously worked for 21 years with Absormex, a diaper manufacturer in
Mexico. In 2005 he formed his own company, which provides consulting services to the disposable
Don Scott, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, Malnove Packaging
Packaging Solutions, will speak on “The Shape of Sustainable-Non-Woven Packaging”. Mr. Scott will
discuss the company’s success creating a nonwovens packaging solution for the Purex brand of
laundry detergent. The product was featured on a recent episode of CNBC. Malnove Packaging
provides innovative packaging solutions and systems with four folding carton and converting plants
in four states.
The NETInc conference, sponsored by TAPPI’s NET Division, is the industry’s most
comprehensive and technically rigorous conference. It includes several focused tracks, peer
reviewed papers by expert speakers and a range of networking opportunities. The technical program
provides in-depth discussions around the following areas: Health Well Being, Building
Science, Market Trends Analysis, and Emerging Technologies. Other topics include nanofiber
production, filtration, fluid absorption modeling and process monitoring. A Filtration Tutorial
covering the Theory of Aerosol Filtration in Fibrous Webs is also included as part of the
Posted September 6, 2011