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JUNE 27 - 30, 2022
Marriott Marquis Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
 #wipes21 @INDANonwovens

Conference Speakers


Silke Brand-Kirsch

VP, Marketing and Business Development, Glatfelter Gernsbach GmbH


Joint Glatfelter in May 2020, senior marketing professional with extensive global experience and knowledge in all segments of nonwovens and related technical products (i.e. fibers, machinery, batteries, automotive, wipes, hygiene, wall covering, food packaging, filtration). After starting her career at the Freudenberg Group, she was a founding member of Schlegel und Partner, a B2B marketing and consulting company. She served as Executive Partner and shareholder of this well-known consultancy. During her tenure with Schlegel und Partner, she established the firm as one of the leading consultants in the nonwovens sector. She grew project sales in the sector of chemicals, films, nonwovens and paper by creating a global network for decision makers across the value chain and has worked for many major nonwovens-related organizations as well as global chemical companies. Silke has earned a degree in Business Administration and is conversant in English, German and Spanish.
Thursday, July 15
8:30 am - 10:35 am
Nonwoven Substrates for More Sustainable Wipes

Sustainable Solutions for Wipes

About 1.3 million tons of wipes are consumed each year, primarily in single-use applications, making it evident that sustainable solutions are urgently required. The focus on wipes has intensified in recent months with EU single-use plastic directives and the associated labeling requirements.

Glatfelter offers natural cellulose-based wipe substrates as a sustainable alternative to spunlace, spunbond and chemically bonded nonwovens. Several of these offerings may not require plastic labeling per the EU single use plastic directives.

This presentation will review a range of Glatfelter’s new wipe offerings:

(a)     Disinfecting and sanitizing wipe substrates – airlaid and wetlaid substrates are more sustainable alternatives to carded spunlace and include options that are compatible with a wide range of disinfecting solutions, and which should not require plastic labeling per the EU directives

(b)     Baby wipe substrates – a range of airlaid substrates for premoistened baby wipes, including alternatives that will not require plastic labeling per the EU directives

(c)     Flushable toilet tissue substrates – wetlaced substrates that meet the GD4 and UK Fine to Flush certification and do not require plastic labeling per the EU directives