October 22, 2013|Shanghai, China|Sheraton Pudong

Preliminary Programme

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The programme is subject to changes.

October 22, 2013

  • 8:30am

    Registration at the Sheraton Pudong Hotel

    Delegates are asked to wear badges at all times for easier networking.

  • 8:45am – 9:00am

    Opening of tabletop exhibition

  • 9:00am – 9:20am

    Opening and Welcome Address

    ~Mark Jarvis, managing director of World Textile Information Network (publisher of Nonwovens Report International)

    ~Levi Li, General Manager, RISI China

    ~Dave Rousse, President of INDA

    ~Li Ling Shen, Chairman of CNITA

Session I :  Hygiene – Still the Biggest Growth Market

(Session chair TBC)

  • 9:20am – 9:45am

    China Hygiene Market Outlook – Keynote Presentation

    (Speaker to be confirmed)

    • The context: Economic and demographic fundamentals.
    • Broad trends: Supply and demand outlook
    • Regions and market segments.
    • Market driver: Evolving consumer needs.
    • Industry response: Current and expected product quality changes to meet those needs.
  • 9:45am – 10:10am

    China Consumer Behavior Evolution – Implications for Hygiene Markets

    Mini Yu, Associate Director, Nielsen China

    • Overall growth of consumer spending in China.
    • The growth of consumer spending broken down by different levels of income.
    • The potential impact of a change in China’s one-child policy on consumption of personal and household goods.
    • How much consumer income is needed before consumers start buying disposable products?
    • Is there an appetite for premium disposable products, where product performance and even prestige become more important than cost?
  • 10:10am – 10:20am

    Q&A

  • 10:50am – 11:15am

    Coffee break and networking

  • 10:40am – 11:10am

    Demands and Development of China Diaper Market

    Jiao Yong, Chief Operating Officer, Shanghai Fengge Nonwoven Co., Ltd. & Senior Consultant, ITW China

    • What the customer wants – and how that is changing.
    • How we will meet the customer needs - evolving nonwovens technology.
    • A look at different market segments: baby diapers, adult continence, feminine hygiene.
  • 11:15am – 11:45pm

    When Less is More – Superabsorbent Trends in a Thinner Diaper

    ~Ian Davenport, Principle and President, Davenport International, Associates LLC

    ~Adam Stone, Marketing Director, Yixing Danson Science and Technology Co., Ltd.

    • Global consumers are demanding the very latest diaper designs with the highest levels of comfort, hygiene & discretion. Major producers are investing in multiple factories to meet demand for advanced products. We examine the market’s evolving needs and the investments being made by global brands to support growth in Asia & how raw material producers can best support this growth.
  • 11:45am – 11:55pm

    Q&A

  • 12:00pm – 2:00pm

    Lunch

Session II: Discussion on Hygiene Market – in view of technology

(Session chair TBC)

  • 2:00pm – 2:25pm

    Spunlace Fiber Trends – Materials for Wipes Markets

    Kurien Pothen, senior vice president and head of sales for nonwovens at Aditya Birla

    • Viscose staple fiber possibilities in wipes applications in China.
    • What viscose fiber offers the wipes market.
    • Current spunlace capacity and trends.
    • Major players in spunlace and in wipes.
    • Compare Chinese wipes market to global.
    • Fiber innovation for spunlace processes.
  • 2:25pm – 2:50pm

    TOPIC TO BE CONFIRMED

    (Speaker to be confirmed)

  • 2:50pm – 3:15pm

    Energy Efficiency for Thermobonding Processes – a Diaper Case Study.

    André Imhof, CEO of Strahm Hi-Tex Systems

    • Energy efficiency
    • New possibilities with thermobond to meet new market demands.
  • 3:15pm – 3:25pm

    Q&A

  • 3:00pm – 3:30pm

    Coffee Break and networking

SESSION III: Emerging Growth Market

Session chair: Tommi Bjornman, Partner and Board Member, SEAM Group Oy

  • 3:55pm – 4:20pm

    Optimizing the Marriage of Adhesives and Non-Wovens at the Skin Interface

    ~Peter Johnson, Vice President of Research and Development and Medical Affairs, Avery Dennison Medical Solutions

    • Advantages of nonwoven materials in patient care applications
      (conformability, elasticity, breathability, applicability to wide variety of clinical circumstances).
    • Choosing adhesives to adhere nonwoven materials to the skin: biocompatibility; adhesives that partner effectively with the nonwoven.
      • An algorithm-based methodology for selection of adhesives taking into consideration desired function and chemical and physical properties.
      • Identifying optimal adhesive and coat weight, liner materials and sterilization requirements.
  • 4:20pm – 4:45pm

    Filtration Opportunities and Growth Drivers in China

    ~Tommi Bjornman, Partner and Board Member, SEAM Group Oy

    • Market update and estimated market growth.
    • Market opportunities and growth drivers in China – a focus on automotive filters.
      • Market growth – number of vehicles etc.
      • Tighter regulation and cleaner environment – new emission rules
      • Continous Improvement in engine development – fuel consumption; frequency of change.
      • Sustainability in filtration – making customers more sustainable and make filter media more sustainable.
      • New technologies in filtration – new fibers, membranes, multi-layer etc.
      • China: becoming a leader in auto development.
  • 4:45pm – 5:05pm

    Needlepunch Trends to Support Growth Market

    Wei Chen, Andritz China sales manager

    • Current needlepunch capacity and trends in China.
    • Opportunities for industrial needlepunch fabrics.
    • The technical possibilities of needlepunch processes.
  • 5:05pm – 5:15pm

    Q & A

  • 5:15pm – 5:30pm

    Closing remarks