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

Conference Speakers


Ayan Chakraborty

Senior Vice-President/Plant Head, Ginni Filaments Limited


Ayan Chakraborty is a seasoned professional with over three decades of experience in the textile and associated industry. He currently holds the position of Senior Vice President and Plant Head of the Consumer Products Division at Ginni Filaments Ltd.

Mr. Chakraborty's career includes significant roles at renowned Indian conglomerates and brands such as Vardhman and Graviera Suiting. He joined Ginni Filaments in 1998 and has since made substantial contributions to the company. Before leading the Consumer Products Division, he worked extensively in diverse fields of conventional textiles, including spinning and knitting, as well as in Spunlace nonwoven manufacturing. His deep expertise in textile and technical textiles has been pivotal in managing the company's manufacturing operations, ensuring quality production, and spearheading innovation initiatives.

Driven by a passion for innovation, Mr. Chakraborty has developed various products that have achieved global commercialization. He is also actively involved in patent applications to protect the company's intellectual property.

Mr. Chakraborty holds a Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) degree in Textile Technology and a Master of Technology (M.Tech) degree in Textile. Beyond his role at Ginni Filaments, he is a respected speaker who frequently participates in forums related to textiles and technical textiles.

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

A Wet Wipe Made with Recycled PET Fibre

This paper deals with development of a unique fabric made from recycled PET bottles, which is then converted into wet wipes suitable for babies and surface cleaning.

It’s become evident now that although invention of plastic was a boon to mankind, but irresponsible usage and disposal has made it a curse. Possible replacement is, use of fibers from natural sources, but looking into LCA and the amount of landscape required to replace all plastics, it seems to be almost impossible. So, in this paper an approach is taken in on circularity and recycled material to reduce carbon footprint. We have used a spunlace fabric made from post-consumer waste PET bottle. Although use of recycled polyester is not new, but its suitability for hygiene products is always in question, due to substances and its poor whiteness. We addressed these problems and used the raw material which is GRI complied and oeko-tex-standard-100 certified & having high whiteness index, 30% less carbon footprint, free from harmful chemicals (APEO, NPEO) with physical traceability and digital traceability blockchain (WIB). The lotion we choose, is having minimum amount of chemicals (i.e. 99% water). The sample is made by using 100% rain water.

Our product is a testament to circular economy and its bid to reduce carbon footprint, addressing environmental concerns which is crucial for sensitive products such as baby wipes. The packaging is recyclable and sustainable. We are promoting a concept of circularity, recyclability and sustainability and it may lead further more innovations.