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NOVEMBER 11 - 14, 2019
Hyatt Regency Houston
Houston, Texas, USA
#hygienix19 @HygienixNow
NOVEMBER 11 - 14, 2019
Hyatt Regency Houston
Houston, Texas, USA
NOVEMBER 11 - 14, 2019
Hyatt Regency Houston
Houston, Texas, USA
Wednesday, November 13
9:00 am - 10:30 am

Issue: Unwanted Chemicals in AHPs

The Plastics Issue and AHPs

There is a growing concern in many sectors about the increasing amount of plastic material waste in our environment, often where it should not be. This concern has given rise to a rash of legislative and regulatory initiatives to try to do something about it. With Absorbent Hygiene Products being single-use disposable products with plastic content, this issue is important to understand and monitor. 


This presentation will discuss the issue, some key facts on the problem definition challenge, and what our industry is doing about it, including some interesting developments in material science and recycling/recovering technology to support the movement to a more Circular Economy.

Rousse

» Dave Rousse

President, INDA, Association of The Nonwoven Fabrics Industry

BIOGRAPHY

Dave Rousse became INDA’s President in late 2012 following over 15 years’ experience in nonwoven producing companies and an entire career in engineered materials since graduating from Dartmouth and its associated Engineering and Business schools. Rousse was President, Hygiene/Medical Americas at Fiberweb in Simpsonville, SC before being promoted in 2007 to President of all of Fiberweb Americas and basing in Nashville. Prior to Fiberweb, Rousse was a Vice President at Monadnock Paper Mills, a manufacturer of nonwovens and specialty papers. He was also a Vice President & General Manager at FiberMark Inc., another specialty paper/nonwovens producer. Prior to that he held a series of marketing/sales leadership positions at International Paper.

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