Hyatt Regency Minneapolis   |   Minneapolis, Minnesota   |   June 17-20, 2024

Conference Speakers


Jerry Snider

Director of Innovation, Berry Global


Jerry Snider is the Director of Innovation for the Specialties segment of the Berry Global Health, Hygiene & Specialties division. Jerry has over 25 years of experience in leading nonwovens product development projects and teams. Initiatives have included production line startups, product launches and R&D in the United States and Europe.

Jerry holds degrees in Chemical Engineering and Chemistry from N.C. State University and began his career in the textile industry prior to entering the nonwoven industry in 1996. Jerry enjoys working with teams to deliver solutions as well as helping team members develop to their full potential. He lives in North Carolina with his wife and daughter.

Wednesday, June 19
9:00 am - 10:30 am
Leading Alternatives to Traditional Plastics Used in Wipes

Evolving Nonwoven Product Development for a Sustainable Future

Compostable? Renewable? Plastic Free? With many corporate sustainability goals targeted for as soon as 2035 and potential for regulations that could quickly accelerate the need for sustainable products, the need for viable solutions is greater than ever. Products will need to meet desired requirements while also delivering the performance that our customers and end users expect. As manufacturers service diverse needs, more than a one size fits all approach will be required.

This talk will provide real life examples of nonwoven development using bio-based raw materials. Comparison to today’s incumbent product constructs will demonstrate where the raw materials and products are meeting desired performance as well as areas of need that provide a road map for future innovation.