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NOVEMBER 13-16, 2023
New Orleans, LA
The Roosevelt New Orleans Hotel
Going Forward: Industry M&A and Recent Investments & Innovations
Wednesday, November 16
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Innovative Solutions for a Better Tomorrow

ExxonMobil has a long history of supplying key raw materials to the nonwoven and absorbent hygiene industry. In recent years the hygiene industry has been very focused on exploring and assessing alternative solutions. In fact, across the broader consumer goods industry many key brand owners have made commitments to improving the environmental impacts of their operations and products, which has helped to catalyze this effort. Environmental impact improvements can be accomplished by several different means, with some approaches coming from throughout the value chain, including the reduction of plastic consumption and commitments to the use of renewable or recycled resources. ExxonMobil is committed to creating solutions with sustainability benefits that can improve quality of life and meet society’s evolving needs. Our vision is to lead industry in innovations that advance modern living and a net-zero future. In this presentation we will share an overview of our recent announcements for investments and new innovations that will help pave the way to a better tomorrow; these include mechanical and advanced recycling, biofuels and carbon capture and storage. We believe these initiatives will be impactful in the near term and future sustainability ambitions of our integrated nonwovens value chain.


» Jennifer J. Austin, Ph.D.

Market Segment Manager - Hygiene & Medical, ExxonMobil Chemical Company


Jennifer Jensen Austin, Ph.D., is currently the hygiene and medical market segment manager at ExxonMobil. She joined ExxonMobil in 2012 and held several roles of increasing responsibility, including product and customer application development, and principal for global adhesion technology. Prior to joining ExxonMobil she was a principal scientist and primary adhesive technical expert at Johnson & Johnson Consumer Product Company from 2005 to 2012. She spent the first part of her career in the adhesive industry, working for H.B. Fuller from 1997 to 2001 developing hot melt adhesives for woodworking and assembly applications as well as National Starch & Chemical from 2001 to 2005 doing product development and technical service in the PSA (pressure-sensitive adhesive) business. She currently has 11 granted U.S. patents.