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June 2–5, 2014
The Depot Renaissance Hotel
Minneapolis, Minnesota USA
“The World of Wipes
conference has grown into
the wipe industry’s premier
event. Global participation
has been significantly
increasing year after year,
and Lenzing views our
participation at WOW as a
key factor to our success in
the wipes market. For me,
the WOW conference has
strengthened my network
and provides the opportunity
for maximum industry
exposure. Every year, I try
not to travel the week after
WOW, because the follow-up
workload generated from
those few days of WOW is
Tom Carlyle,
Technical Customer Service
Manager – Americas,
Lenzing Fibers, Inc.
I invite you to join us at INDA’s World
of Wipes® Conference, June 2-5, The
Depot Renaissance Hotel, Minneapolis,
Minnesota for a slice of the vibrant energy
and innovative technology within the wipes
industry. Here at INDA, we create unique
events that serve as a catalyst for thought
leadership and new ideas to help INDA
Members – and the industry – succeed.
The World of Wipes event is the only event
solely devoted to wipes. You will discover
new ideas for marketing your product
portfolio and interact with key executives from the entire value chain. This
is an event not to be missed and it is your best chance to get a sense of
what is happening in the industry.
At this year’s World of Wipes event, you will see the latest . . .
• Data on the ever growing wet and dry wipes markets
• Branding strategies for Generation Y
• Implementation strategies for gaining the trust of U.S.
and U.K. retailers
Plus, INDA is providing a sneak preview of a brand new training course –
Wipes 101. To be held later this year, the Wipes 101 Training Course
promises to give professionals the knowledge they need to thrive in the
wipes industry.
About INDA
INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven
Fabrics Industry, serves hundreds of member
companies in the nonwovens/engineered
fabrics industry doing business globally. Since
1968, INDA networking events have helped
members connect, innovate and develop their
businesses. INDA educational courses, market
data, test methods, consultancy and issue
advocacy help members succeed by providing
them the information they need to better
plan and execute their business strategies.
For more information visit
Then there is the undeniable core of any INDA event: networking. With
over 10 hours of networking opportunities, the World of Wipes event will
help you create new business connections as well as reinforcing current
ones. Something new to the World of Wipes this year is Dining with
Industry Thought Leaders. This offering provides you the opportunity to
dine with an authority in the wipes industry and discover what is trending,
fading and on the horizon.
I encourage you to look at the full details of the World of Wipes program to
explore what awaits you this year in Minneapolis. I hope to see you there.
Dave Rousse
INDA President
© INDA 2014. INDA and WOW are registered trademarks of INDA.
Downtown Minneapolis overlooking the Mississippi River
Monday, June 2
Tuesday, June 3
Welcome Reception
Sustainable Options
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Kicking off WOW 2014 will be a
complimentary reception held on
Monday, June 2 (RSVP required).
Moderator: Dave Deising,
Director of Product
Management, Rockline
Thank you to Kimberly-Clark Professional
Partnership Products for sponsoring
the reception along with INDA. The
Welcome Reception is a great way
to connect and interact with fellow
attendees in an informal atmosphere.
Sustainability Roundtable
Progress to create sustainable and “greener”
fibers for use in wipe applications has come
a long way. Learn what advances have
taken place over the last year to provide
your products with an even greener shine.
Panelists include:
Cotton – Jan O’Regan,
Director, Strategic Initiatives,
Cotton Incorporated
Synthetic cellulosic fibers
(rayon and lyocell) – Tom
Carlyle, Technical Customer
Service Manager – Americas,
Lenzing Fibers, Inc.
PLA – Robert Green, Director
of Fibers & Nonwovens,
NatureWorks LLC
Wipes 101 – A Look at
Things to Come
Rob Johnson, Principal,
Smith, Johnson &
New Industry Offering!
Learn the essence of wipes.
Attend this session and take
away a glimpse of the (12-module) 2-day
short course on the wipes market. Topics
include raw materials and converting; wet
and dry wipes; and medical, industrial and
consumer wipes. Rob Johnson shares an
overview of the new course intended for
new hires and for those who would like a
better understanding of the entire wipe
value chain. The full course will answer
the following questions: Why are specific
fibers and processes used? And how are
they used to produce a favorable product?
Lunch (on your own)
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Conference Agenda
Wipe Markets & Users
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Moderator: Brad Kalil, Director of Market
Research and Statistics, INDA
The North American Nonwovens
and Wipes Markets
Brad Kalil, Director of
Market Research and
Statistics, INDA
How does the wipes market
compare to the overall
nonwovens market? What
are the recent market and product
developments? What is this “Echo
Boom,” and what does it have to do with
wipes? What impact will the Industrial
Wiper Rule have on the industrial wipes
market? What is the forecasted growth
of the wipes market? These answers and
more will be provided as Brad shares
insights from the INDA data vault.
Wipe Your Tears Away: Washington
Isn’t Completely Dysfunctional
Jessica Franken, Director of
Government Affairs, INDA
Although it seems all you ever
hear about government is
showdowns and shutdowns,
the dysfunction in our
nation’s capital isn’t derailing all policy
activity in Washington, D.C. Come hear
INDA’s very own Director of Government
Affairs Jessica Franken talk about pending
chemicals reform, the recently finalized
Industrial Wiper Rule by the Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA), the Food and Drug
Administration’s interest in antiseptic wipes,
the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill and other
simmering Washington policy measures
that stand to affect the wipes industry.
Creating Exceptional Customer
Experiences in a Participatory World
Deborah Schultz, VP-Global
Strategic Programs, Neo
This presentation integrates
the current forces of social
media, big data, open
innovation and design thinking to spark
successful experiences for the connected
consumer. In a new age no longer
defined by mass production of goods and
services but rather by a greater emphasis
on societal and community needs, we
have been transitioning from traditional
command and control hierarchies into
a networked, participatory world.
In this increasingly connected environment,
we need a new set of skills to create
customer experiences that excite, engage
and catalyze users. If information and
data themselves are commodities, we
must learn how to engage our customers
in new ways. Innovative products and
services cannot be developed behind
closed doors anymore – they require an
inclusive, collaborative approach. Some
of the questions covered include:
• Big Data: How can new methods of
visualizing data provide greater insight
for customers and potentially new
business models and services?
• Personalization & Customization:
What does a customized product look
like? What are the new technologies,
challenges and opportunities for
delivering a personal experience?
• Framework of Design Thinking:
How do we approach designing
products and services with a holistic-,
process- and service-driven model
in a competitive, innovative way?
• Participatory World: What does it mean
to develop experiences in a world where
customers are participating and the
line between company and customer
is not as obvious as it once was?
Coffee & Networking
3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Why Compliance on Its Own Is Not
Enough – Working with the U.S. and
U.K. Retailers
Matt Clegg, Commercial
Manager – U.K. Retail,
Rockline Industries
Retail and consumers
are constantly evolving
and retailers require the
entire supply chain to look beyond just
compliance. This presentation covers:
• The changing face of U.K. and U.S. retail
• Regaining consumers’ and retailers’ trust
• How these challenges affect our industry
Brand Your Wipes, Dude
Sean Riley, CED, Dude
Products, Inc.
Since taking home the 2013
Visionary Award, Dude
Products has collected
countless amounts of
data and end-user feedback about the
adult personal wipe market. After Dude
Wipes successfully inundated the market
competition, imitators and challengers
were close to follow. Riley will discuss:
• Dude Product’s branding
strategies to remain authentic
and relevant to Generation Y
• Changing behaviors through
interaction, humor and creativity
• Evolving wipe product offerings to
build a more powerful brand
Photo Courtesy of Rockline Industries
Photo Courtesy of Rockline Industries
Photo Courtesy of Right Angle Concepts, LLC
Ethnography: What It Is and How Can
It Help the Wipes Industry Grow
Greg Prang, Director
of Global Insights, The
Hartmann Group
This presentation will explore
how ethnography can create
deeper understanding and
uncover new opportunities by capturing
a more holistic view of the way in which
nonwoven fabrics fit into consumers’ daily
lives and how new uses can be found.
Tabletop Display/
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Business opportunities await you at the
tabletop displays and informal receptions
Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.
A World of Wipes tabletop display has
proven to be one of the most cost-effective
ways to reach out to hundreds of key
decision makers in one place at one time
to promote your products. For details,
contact Misty Ayers at (919) 233-1210, ext.
112, [email protected] A limited number
of tabletops are available, so please
reserve your space as soon as possible.
Wednesday, June 4
Wet, Dry & HAIs
8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Moderator: Nick Santoleri,
Vice-President of Operations,
Rockline Industries
The Industrial Wiping Market
Chris Luettgen, Senior
Research and Engineering
Manager, Kimberly-Clark
Growth in the industrial wiper
market has lagged a bit
behind the consumer wipe market because
of regulatory issues (e.g., Industrial Wiper
Rule). With the EPA leveling the playing field
for industrial wipes, there are opportunities
for growth. Luettgen will share a number
of short- and long-term predictions on
future key influences, trends and disruptors
in the category of industrial dry wipers.
The Technical ABCs of Wet Wipes
(or) What Every Store Brand Retailer
Needs to Know
Alan Perlman, Chief
Architect – Retail and
Consumer Brands, NSF
Wet wipes are the embodiment
of convenience for consumers.
They come in a vast array including:
• Product types (baby, moist toilet, facial,
antibacterial, disinfectant, incontinent,
furniture polishing, glass cleaning, floor
scrubbing and automotive, among others)
• Regulatory classifications (OTC drug,
Cosmetic, Medical Device, EPA and CPSC)
• Substrate types (airlaid, spunlace,
bicomponent, hydrospun and
wetlaid, among others)
• Package formats (tub, canister,
individual sachets and refills [e.g.,
single wrap, zipper bags, with
reclosable lid and club box])
• Product claims (flushable, compostable,
organic, green/environmentally
friendly/biodegradable and more)
Photo Courtesy of Cotton Incorporated
Photo Courtesy of PCMC
Wet wipes offer a smorgasbord of
possibilities. However, product claims
dictate what regulatory route must be
taken and then guide the process. Proper
product and claims substantiation testing
along with detailed product specifications
will ensure delivery of the RIGHT products
to the store brand retailers and their
consumers. This presentation will define
the “rules of the game” and provide
insight into the veracity of the claims.
Regulation 1223/2009 EC on
Cosmetic Products – New
Legal Demands for Production
of Wet Wipes
Wolfgang Siegert,
Technical Support Manager
International, Schülke &
Mayr GmbH
Regulation 1223/2009 EC on
cosmetic products came into
force on July 11, 2013. It requires: “To ensure
their safety, cosmetic products placed on
the market should be produced according
to good manufacturing practice.” Published
in the Official Journal of the European Union
in April 2011, the ISO 22716 “Guidelines
on Good Manufacturing Practices” are
prescribed by law. The requirements of
ISO 22716, with special attention to good
product hygiene, are demonstrated for the
production of wet wipes. Examples of proper
hygienic design and adequate hygiene
measures, as well as a raw material and
finished product assessment according
ISO 29621 (Cosmetics – Microbiology –
Guidelines for the risk assessment and
identification of microbiologically low-risk
products) will be presented. Examples of the
use of hazard analysis critical control point
(HACCP), a systematic, preventive approach
to safeguard microbiological faultless
quality, complete the microbiological
quality management (MQM) concept.
Photo Courtesy of PCMC
Conference Agenda
Coffee & Networking
Lunch (on your own)
9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Wipes – Playing a Critical Role in
Food Service Cleanup
Susan Stansbury, CEO and
Consultant, Right Angle
There is a real need to better
understand the techniques,
materials, additives and
standards for food service cleaning and
sanitizing. Industry challenges for wipes
suppliers are unraveled in this presentation
by long-time industry insider Susan
Stansbury. Beginning with definitions for
clean, sanitized and other terms, you’ll
find answers to the questions “Why do
different restaurant chains use different
methods?” and “How do wet and dry
wipes play into this marketplace?”
Moderators: Rob Johnson,
Principal, Smith, Johnson &
An overview of regulations/standards also
includes FDA, EPA and industry-certifying and
auditing experts such as NSF, SQF, FSSC and
GFSI. Also on hand during the question-andanswer portion will be Alan Perlman of NSF.
The State of the Union with
Healthcare-Associated and
Community-Acquired Infections: A
Tale of Antimicrobial Resistance
Hudson Garrett Jr., PhD,
Vice President – Clinical
Affairs, PDI and Nice-Pak
The objectives of this
enlightening presentation are to:
• Discuss the role of antimicrobial resistance
and its impact on healthcare communities
• Review the transition of microbes across
the continuum of life, from infancy to death
• Discuss basic personal and
community prevention strategies
World of Wipes Innovation
Award Presentations
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Emcee: Steve Ogle,
Technical Director, INDA
Five products from the wipe
value chain were selected
by INDA’s Technical Advisory
Board (TAB) as unique, marketable and
innovative. Learn more about the five
finalists, and cast your vote for the most
innovative product. For a list of finalists,
2:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Jan O’Regan, Director,
Strategic Initiatives, Cotton
INDA’s Product
Stewardship Focus on Flushability
Steve Ogle, Technical
Director, INDA
Flushability is a rather
controversial issue these
days. Wastewater treatment
professionals around the
world regard nonwoven wipes (particularly
those labeled as flushable) as the cause
of clogged sewage pumps and sanitary
sewerage overflows. INDA and the
nonwovens industry strive to be good
stewards and address the issue through a
third edition of flushability guidelines and a
code of practice. During this presentation,
Ogle will inform you about INDA’s latest
efforts. He will discuss the ongoing projects/
programs designed to resolve many of the
issues, including consumer education,
newly launched INDA/WWT joint technical
committees to align the differences around
this topic and the work being done to bring
truth to the negative media campaign
around flushable wipes clogging pipes. If
you are a component supplier or converter
or have an interest in the flushable wipe
market, you’ll want to hear this update.
At First Flush: Collaborating
to Protect Our Sewers, Starting
with Wipes
Cynthia Finley, Director –
Regulatory Affairs, National
Association of Clean Water
Agencies (NACWA)
Many types of non-dispersible
products are flushed into
sewer systems, causing clogs in pipes,
pumps and other equipment. Municipal
wastewater utilities are spending millions of
dollars to clean these products out of their
equipment and to replace parts. To avoid
this unnecessary expense and protect the
environment, improved consumer education
and outreach are needed. Wastewater
utilities have been working with INDA on
better flushability standards and product
labeling for wipes, and this collaboration can
serve as a model for all types of products
that may be inappropriately flushed.
New Sewer Debris Removal
Technologies – Take a Trip with the
Muffin Monster
Greg Guard, Senior VP –
Sewage Grinders,
JWC Environmental
This presentation addresses:
• Pump station shredders
in channel and inline
• Pump station screening devices
• Our view of infrastructure funding
• Soccer balls, alligators, polar
bears, muffins and fatbergs –
learning the sewer lingo
• Our R&D efforts to build
even better grinders
Coffee & Networking
3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
New Flushable Wipe Technology
from Trützschler & Voith
Thomas Weigert, Application
Technologist, American
Trützschler Inc.
Kai Poehler, Senior
Application Manager, Voith
Paper, GmbH & Co. KG
Voith Paper and Trützschler
Nonwovens reached an
important milestone: a
nonwoven fabric, jointly developed, that
successfully passed the official INDA and
EDANA third-edition tests of flushability.
Wipes must be strong enough for cleaning
yet not pollute the sewage system or the
environment after disposal. The presentation
addresses how they produce wetlaid and
hydroentangled nonwovens consisting of
natural origin fibers that quickly disperse
in water and are 100% biodegradable.
In August 2013, the American and European
nonwovens associations, INDA and
EDANA, published the third edition of the
flushability guidelines. The “Guidelines for
Assessing the Flushability of Disposable
Nonwoven Products” was developed in
cooperation with wastewater authorities
and the nonwovens industry, and it specifies
seven material tests, thus establishing
standardized measurement methods. For
being marketed as “flushable,” a product
must pass all the tests, including flushability
and dispersibility of the nonwoven product
into single fibers, as well as degradation by
means of aerobic and anaerobic bacteria.
New Approaches in “Flushable”
Binder Technology
Maureen Nunn, Senior Technical Service
Scientist, The Dow Chemical Company
Despite challenging economic times, one
area nonwoven producers continue to place
innovation resources is in the development of
disposable and flushable wipes products. In
North America, this market area is projected
for future growth. The North American
wastewater treatment industry has ongoing
concerns about the introduction of wipes
products into municipal waste streams.
INDA continues to work with government
and wastewater treatment representatives,
as well as nonwoven suppliers and
converters on public awareness and its
third edition of flushability standards.
To sustain this projected growth in
wipes, maintain the balance of municipal
wastewater treatment industry concerns
and develop industry standards for wipes,
there continues to be a need for innovative
solutions for flushable wipes technology. One
area of innovation is the introduction of new
binder technology for wipes. This presentation
will describe advances in the development
of “flushable” binder technology,
testing and methods of application.
Review of Binders for
Flushable Wet Wipes
Mutombo Muvundamina,
PhD, Research Scientist,
H.B. Fuller Company
Numerous municipalities
are alarmed by the high
frequency of the clogging
of wastewater conveyance systems and
damages to pumps in their wastewater
treatment facilities. Examinations of the
causes of the blockage and damages
to equipment point to wipes that are
introduced into the wastewater stream as
one of the main reasons for damage. Fibers
and binders are the major components
of the wipes and this presentation will
discuss binders used in flushable wipes.
Tabletop Displays/
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
NEW! Dining With
Industry Thought Leaders
7:30 p.m.
RSVP required
Dining with an authority in the world of
wipes provides an opportunity for WOW
attendees to meet with industry opinion
leaders from select areas of the wipes
value chain. Learn about what is trending,
fading and on the horizon. Discover what
these decision makers are currently
watching, buying or simply interested in
learning more about. Enjoy dinner with an
industry thought leader and colleagues.
Separate fee. See registration form.
Thursday, June 5
Make your next business introduction
over breakfast. Start your day with a
hot breakfast buffet and meet your
next customer the last day of WOW.
Tech Specs
8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Moderator: Ginny Casstevens, Vice President
of Sales and Business Development, Jacob
Holm Industries (Americas) Inc.
Methods & Trends for Coloring
Chris Plotz, Business
Development Manager, ITW
Professional Brands
Learn about the processes
for coloring nonwovens
with a variety of fabrics,
types and compositions. While nonwoven
configurations are the primary focus, this
presentation includes comparisons and
contrasts with more diverse processes used
in woven and knitted textiles as well as
similarities to paper coloration. Other topics
covered are the application of pigments,
colors with latex binders, dyeing of polyester
webs with disperse dyes and printing.
Another component of this presentation
will address the current applications of
colored and non-colored nonwovens.
How are industries marketing it and why?
What does the future hold for functional
coloration or “smart nonwovens”?
What is the future and what could be
the future for colored nonwovens?
Quaternary Ammonium Disinfecting
Solutions Optimized for Use with
Cotton-containing Nonwoven
Disposable Wipes
Doug J. Hinchliffe, PhD,
Research Scientist, ARSUSDA, Southern Regional
Research Center
An optimal response surface
statistical model was used
to determine the ideal composition and
concentration of quaternary ammonium
salt (quats) disinfecting solutions that would
reduce or eliminate quats depletion from
solutions in the presence of cellulosic-based
nonwoven sanitary wipes. Previous studies
indicated that 100% greige cotton had the
greatest depletion effect on depleting quats
from solution, followed by rayon and scoured
and bleached cotton. Nonwoven wipes used
in this study consisted of 100% greige cotton,
100% polyester, and blends of greige cotton/
polyester and scoured and bleached cotton/
polyester. The quaternary ammonium salt
used in the study was alkyl-dimethyl-benzyl
ammonium chloride (ADBAC), which was
maintained at a constant concentration in
all solutions. Added compounds previously
shown to minimize quats depletion were
potassium salt, nonionic surfactants and
small quats. A polysaccharide previously
shown to increase the critical micelle
concentration of ADBAC was also included
in the study. Optimized quats solutions were
combined with cotton-containing and other
cellulosic and non-cellulosic nonwoven
sanitary wipes and presented for efficacy
testing against representative gram-positive
and gram-negative bacteria used in the
registration of medical-grade disinfectants.
Finding Sustainability Opportunities
along the Product Value Chain – A
Systematic Approach
Denise Petersen, Sustainability
Manager – Care Chemicals
& Formulation Technologies
North America, BASF
With retailers making
significant sustainability
commitments, advocacy groups targeting
consumer products in their campaigns
and manufacturers responding to quickly
changing market demands, the need
to collaborate and engage the supply
chain in meeting sustainability goals has
never been greater. This presentation
will review some of the most significant
sustainability challenges, the opportunities
that lie in engaging the supply chain and
the benefits of a collaborative effort.
Conference Agenda
First-Ever ECOLOGO® Certification
Gives Wipers the Edge
Bill Hoffman, PhD, Senior
Scientist, UL Environment
Commercial and consumer
wipes are no longer what
they used to be. Today’s
manufacturers are producing
woven and nonwoven wipers that make
use of recycled materials, emit less waste
into water and divert it from landfills
and avoid or reduce the use of harmful
toxicants. End users and professional
purchasers are searching for more
sustainable wipers that reduce their
impacts on the environment and human
health. Their growing demand is exerting
pressure on the supply chain and calling
for solutions. UL Environment’s ECOLOGO
Certification will present their solution.
In this presentation, Hoffman will introduce
audience members to single- and multiattribute eco-labels and the three types of
environmental certification (Type I, II and III)
as defined by ISO 14024. Participants will
learn about the recently launched, firstever ECOLOGO Standard for Disposable
Wipers, including key criteria such as the
adoption of best forestry management
practices for forest products and wastewater
management to protect this precious
resource. This session shares what the
latest sustainability leadership standard on
the market requires and how this thirdparty certification helps products stand out
from the competition to win business.
“The WOW conference was an
excellent show! We networked
with many current and potential
customers and came away with
opportunities to further our
market penetration into the wet
wipe industry.”
Mike Seager, Segment Manager,
QComp Technologies, Inc.
Novel Engineered Biopolymer Binders
for Nonwoven Wipes That Help
Manufacturers Achieve Productivity
and Sustainability Targets
Phillip Mango, Principal,
Phillip Mango Consulting
Udhav Doctor, Director,
Business Development –
Nonwovens, Ecosynthetix
This presentation will discuss
a novel technology that is
showing high potential to replace incumbent
chemistries such as acrylics, VAEs and SBs
in nonwoven wipe applications. The use of
a proprietary continuous manufacturing
process has addressed the disadvantages
associated with traditional natural materials.
These resin systems have been trialed
at industrial scale for carded nonwovens
for wipe applications and prototypes for
airlaid used in consumer pre-moistened
Who Attends WOW?*
A&N&A Aqualine
A.D. Jezzi & Associates, LLC
ABC Corporation
Abrinco S.A.
Acme-Hardesty Co.
Akinal Sentetik Tekstsi San.
Ve TIC. A.S.
Albany International COFPA
Amcol Health & Beauty
Solutions, Inc.
Amcol International
American Custom Converting L.L.C.
American Fiber & Finishing Inc.
American Trützschler, Inc.
Andritz, Inc.
ASC International
Ashland Inc.
Ashland Water Technologies
Atertek S.R.L.
Athea Packaging
Atlantic Mills, Inc.
Auriga Polymers, Inc.
Azure Sky Consulting
Barnhardt Manufacturing Co.
BASF Corporation Urethane Specialties
BASF-The Chemical Company
Basofil, LLC
Belle-Aire Fragrances
Berkshire Corporation
Berry Plastics
Biax-Fiberfilm Corporation
Bio-Control Consultants, Inc.
Birla Cellulose/Multifibres
and Yarns (USA) Inc.
Bonded Logic, Inc.
Branson Ultrasonics Corp.
Bridge View Paper Company, LLC
Buckeye Mt. Holly LLC
Buckeye Technologies, Inc.
CalRecovery, Inc.
Cardinal Health, Inc.
Cascades Tissue Group IFC Disposables, Inc.
Celanese Emulsion Polymers
Certainty Brands
Chattem, Inc.
Circle Packaging Machinery, Inc.
Consolidated Fibers, Inc.
Contec Inc.
Converting Influence LLC
Conwed Global Netting Solutions
Conwed Plastics
Cotton Incorporated
Crosstex International
Crown Resources
DAK Americas LLC
DCS - DeBauche Communications
& Consulting Services
Diamond Wipes International
Diversey Inc.
Dongwha Vitex Co., Ltd.
Dow Chemical Company
Duo, LLC
DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products
Duro Industries
Eastman Chemical Company
EcoSynthetix, Inc.
Elsner Engineering Works, Inc.
Energizer Personal Care
Engqvist Consulting
Erhardt + Leimer Inc.
Euromonitor International
Evonik Goldschmidt Corporation
Extrusion Group, LLC
Familia Del Pacifico Ltda.
Fibematics Incorporated
Fiber Innovation Technology Fiber Division
FiberVisions, L.P.
Finnegan Henderson
First Line Technology LLC
First Quality Nonwovens Inc.
Fi-Tech Inc.
Fitesa (China) Airlaid Co. Ltd.
Flavor & Fragrance Specialties
Focke & Co., Inc.
Georgia-Pacific Gypsum, LLC
Georgia-Pacific LLC
Georgia-Pacific LP
Georgia-Pacific Nonwovens Group
Ginni Filaments Limited
Givaudan Fragrances Corporation
Glatfelter CFBU
Glatfelter Gatineau Ltd.
Global Packaging, Inc.
Global Strategy, Inc.
GoJo Industries, Inc.
Graphic Flexible Packaging
Graphic Packaging International
H.B. Fuller Company
Harrison Research Laboratories, Inc.
HDK Industries Inc.
Heritage Plastics, Inc.
HTI Plastics
IMERYS Performance Minerals
Industrial Fire Prevention
Industrias Corpañal C.A.
Industrias Maquin S.A. de C.V.
Inolex Chemical Company
International Recycling, LLC
IPS Testing
Irving Personal Care Ltd.
ITW Professional Brands
ITW Texwipe
Jacob Holm & Sons AG
Jacob Holm Industries (America)
Jacob Holm Industries (France) SAS
Johns Manville Corporation
Johnson & Johnson Consumer
Personal Products Worldwide
Kansan Makina Kagit San Ve Tic
Kansan Paper Converting Machinery
Kilop USA
Kimberly-Clark Corporation,
Partnership Products Business
Kleen Test Products
Kleen Test Products Corp.
wipe applications are undergoing R&D
evaluations. Leveraging an existing
global supply chain, this novel technology
demonstrates great potential as it provides
cost savings and productivity savings to
manufacturers, as well as the enhanced
sustainability desired by wipes retailers.
World of Wipes
Innovation Award™
Shown, is the Branson Servo
Textile Actuator, an example of
Branson’s textile equipment. Photo
courtesy of Branson Ultrasonics.
11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Join us as we announce the winner of
the prestigious World of Wipes Innovation
Award. Attendees select the winner
among finalists who most expands the
usage of nonwovens and demonstrates
advancements in one or more categories,
including creativity, novelty of approach,
uniqueness and technical sophistication.
WOW Rewards
11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Stay and win! Remain a few extra minutes
after the close of WOW to hear if you
won a Apple iPod Mini 16GB Wi-Fi.
Kuraray Kuraflex Co., Ltd.
Laboratoire M2
Legacy Converting Inc.
Leigh Fibers Inc.
Lenzing AG
Lenzing Fibers Inc.
Little Rapids Corporation
Lonza Inc.
LONZA Personal Care
M.J. Quinn & Co. Inc.
MAGPOWR (Magnetic Power
Systems)Maxcess International
Marcon Marketing Concepts, Inc.
Marketing Technology Service Inc.
Martex Fiber Southern Corporation
Maxcess International
McCullough & Associates
Mercantile Development, Inc.
Milliken and Company
Milyon, S.A. de C.V.
MiniFibers, Inc.
Modern Silicone Technologies, Inc.
National Wiper Alliance Inc.
NatureWorks LLC
NDC Infrared Engineering
Nehemiah Manufacturing Company
Photo Courtesy of Andritz, Inc.
Nice Pak Products
Nonwoven Solutions, LLC
Nonwovens Industry Magazine
Norafin (Americas) Inc.
NSF International
Nutek Disposables
“Oerlikon Neumag
Zweigniederlassung Der Oerlikon
Textile GmbH & Co. KG”
OMNOVA Solutions, Inc.
Optima Machinery Corporation
Orange County Sanitation District
P.I. Mabe SA de CV
Pacific Dry Goods
Pacon Manufacturing Corp.
Paper Converting Machine Company
Perimeter Brand Packaging
Pfizer Consumer Healthcare
PFM Packaging
Pharsana De Venezula
Phoenix Fibers
Plainfield Area Regional
Sewerage Authority
Playtex (Energizer Personal Care)
Polymer Group, Inc.
Poole Company
Precision Fabrics Group Inc.
Premier Care Industries
Prestige Brands
Price Hanna Consultants LLC
Prime Label & Screen Inc.
The Procter & Gamble Company
Product Handling Concepts, LLC
Product Imaginengineering
Productos Familia
Productos Internacionales
Mabe S.A.
Professional Disposables Inc.
Purac America, Inc.
QComp Technologies, Inc.
Quickie Manufacturing Corp
Raptor Detection Technologies
ReGenesis LLC
RISI Nonwovens Markets
Rockline Industries
Ryzun Corporation
S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
Sage Products
Sandler AG
Sani Professional
Saueressig GmbH & Co. KG
Save-A-Lot Food Stores
SCA Americas
SCA Americas (Global Hygiene
SCA Personal Care
SCA Tissue North America
Schill + Seilacher GmbH
Schulke & Mayr GmbH
Schülke Inc.
SCJohnson & Son, Inc.
Sellars Nonwovens
Smith, Johnson & Associates
Southern Regional Research
Spraying Systems Co.
Spuntech Industries Inc.
St. Johns Packaging
Stein Fibers, Ltd
Stellamcor, Inc.
Strauss Fibers
Suominen Nonwovens
Sussex IM, Inc.
Sustainable Nonwovens Magazine
T.J. Beall Company, Inc.
Taiwan Textile Research
Institute, TTRI
Techmer PM
Tecnosur S.A.
Teknoweb NA LLC
Teknoweb S.r.l.
Texel Inc.
Thor Specialties, Inc.
Tietex International
Trevira North American LLC
Troy Corporation
Trützschler Nonwoven GmbH
Tufco Technologies
U.S. Nonwovens Corporation
U.S. Pacific Nonwovens
Industry Ltd.
Wacker Chemical Corporation
Wallace Church, Inc.
Web Industries Inc.
Web-Pro Corporation
Welspun Global Brands Limited
Welspun India Limited
Wetnaps Ltd.
Wetnaps/Modern Silicone/Magnum
William Barnet & Son LLC
World Textile Information
Network (WTiN)
Youngrowth Group
* 2012 Attendees
Registration and Accommodations
Hotel Information
The Depot Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel
225 South 3rd Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Phone: 612-375-1700
Toll Free: 866-211-4611
Fax: 612-375-1300
Reservations: Reservations are required through INDA. Contact
Andreana Leach at [email protected] or 919-233-1210 ext. 124.
To make a reservation, please provide Andreana with a reservation
form providing arrival date, departure date, king or double/double,
and credit card number and expiration date.
Rate: $189.00 night plus taxes (single or double). Rate is noncommissionable and room reservations may be made at this rate
as long as rooms are available in the group block. We have a limited
amount of rooms and reservation requests are processed in the
order in which they are received, so we encourage you to please
submit your request as soon as possible. Please note: Submitting
your hotel reservation by the deadline does not guarantee that a
room will be available in the group block at the group rate.
Special Amenities: New to WOW 2014 – the INDA rate includes
high-speed Internet in INDA’s guest rooms and conference rooms.
Cut-off Date: April 30, 2014
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Download Hotel Reservation Form:
Online Hotel Reservations:
WOW Committee Members
The exceptionally strong conference program of WOW 2014 is an example of the
commitment and leadership of INDA’s WOW 2014 Conference Committee. INDA would
like to thank those individuals who gave their time to support WOW.
Nick Santoleri, Chairman
Mark Janulis
Tom Smilanich
Rockline Industries
Andritz, Inc.
Rockline Industries
Robert Boyer
Rick Jezzi
Michael Sprangers
Kleen Test Products
A.D. Jezzi & Associates, LLC
Jim Brown
Rob Johnson
Susan Stansbury
Elsner Engineering
Works, Inc.
Smith Johnson & Associates
Right Angle Concepts
Sam Naggiar
Brad Van Pay
Ginny Casstevens
Jacob Holm Industries
(America), Inc.
Hans Neisser
Nonwovens Group
Branson Ultrasonics Corp.
Karen Castle
Suominen Nonwovens
Jan O’Regan
Cotton Incorporated
David Choi
Ashland Inc.
Uday Raval
Kimberly-Clark Professional
Octavius Davies
Paul Vasquez
“Year after year, INDA’s World
of Wipes conference brings
together the top converters
and suppliers in our industry.
The quality of the information
presented is surpassed only by
the quality of the contacts made
and the business accomplished
over these three days. We
wouldn’t miss it.”
Carl Cucuzza,
President/Managing Partner
Teknoweb NA LLC
H.B. Fuller
Steve Ward
Jeff Willis
Nonwovens by Design
IMERYS Performance
Michael Sherman
C. K. Wong
Kyra Dorsey
Jeff Slosman
U.S. Pacific Nonwovens
Industry Ltd.
Suominen Nonwovens
National Wiper Alliance Inc.
Program subject to change. The opinions expressed
at WOW 2014 are those of the speakers and not
necessarily that of INDA or its Board of Directors.
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Monday–Thursday | June 2–5, 2014 | The Depot Renaissance Hotel | Minneapolis, Minnesota USA
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Minneapolis, Minnesota USA
Monday–Thursday | June 2–5, 2014
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within the wipes industry.
New Industrial Wiper Rule
HAIs and dry and wet wipes
Branding, analytics, ethnography
Compliance for retailers
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