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

Conference Speakers


Ashish Gandhi

Senior Director, Lenzing Fibers Inc.


Ashish has spent 20+ years in various roles in different B2B materials businesses. With global commercial roles he has driven growth in international markets with a track record of driving results for Fortune 500 B2B brands. Currently Ashish is engaged in commercializing Lenzing™ Nonwoven Manufacturing platform for Lenzing Fiber, Inc.

Ashish has published peer reviewed articles in various journals and has presented several white papers in prestigious conferences on wide ranging topics such as corrosion inhibition, water treatment, and fiberglass composites.

Tuesday, June 18
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Wiping Smart: The Rise of Sustainable Practices in the Institutional and Industrial Wipe Markets

Revolutionizing Wipe Technology: An Innovative 100% Cellulosic Nonwovens

This presentation delves into the transition to 100% cellulosic wipes in professional applications, such as medical disinfecting and industrial wipes. The discussion examines the persistence of plastic wipes in the market, challenges associated cost arguments, and introduces a groundbreaking nonwoven technology. Detailing Lenzing's sustainable tree sourcing and Lyocell-based nonwoven production, the presentation highlights the eco-friendly nature of the solution. The isotropic nonwoven, designed for efficient cleaning with superior wet strength, is explored, emphasizing its unique texture. Microscopic insights reveal the material's inner strength, and ongoing development includes wetlaid pulp integration for versatility. The presentation signifies a pivotal stride towards sustainable, high-performance alternatives in the wipes industry.