Product Manager - Nonwovens, Aquapak Polymers Ltd
BIOGRAPHYJack studied Materials Science and Advanced Textiles & Performance Clothing at the University of Leeds, UK. For his master’s dissertation he studied the performance of 3-dimensional nonwoven fabrics in protective clothing. Since graduating in 2009 Jack has worked for a product development consultancy specialised in nonwoven fabrics, as well technical sales and business development roles before joining Aquapak in October 2020. At Aquapak, Jack is responsible for the development of technical products to produce fibres and nonwoven fabrics. Working in close collaboration with customers, he develops formulations to meet specific needs and support the transfer of tested products into the required production process to produce high performance and sustainable nonwovens.
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Innovative Polyvinyl Alcohol for Disposable Wipe Applications, Offering High Functionality and Versatile End of Life Options
Polyvinyl alcohol is known for its high performance and environmental properties, but historically this polymer has been very difficult to process in its standard form. However, my presentation will share how this polymer can be used to produce staple fibres and spunmelt nonwovens via melt extrusion, enabling flushability, recycling, anaerobic digestion, marine biodegradation and synergistic effects with other biomaterials.