Director of Innovation, Glatfelter Gernsbach GmbH
BIOGRAPHYHenning Roettger, Ph.D., has been leading the Innovation team of Glatfelter’s Composite Fibers Business Unit (CFBU) since 2018 where he is focused on the development of step change products and processes instrumental to the existing business.
Prior to this position Henning has been leading the product innovation of Glatfelter’s Airlaid Materials Business Unit AMBU since 2009.
Before joining Concert Industries in 2009 (acquired by Glatfelter in 2010), Henning has been active in the nonwoven and fibers industry in different senior R&D and business development positions at Albis Nonwoven, Neumag/Oerlikon, Sympatex and BBA Nonwovens. Before moving to BBA Nonwovens in 1997, Roettger began his career at Akzo Nobel.
Henning Roettger holds several patents in the field of membrane technology, fibers and nonwoven materials & processes (23). Henning received his Ph.D. from the University of Cologne (Germany) in 1992.
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Sustainable Plastic Free Solutions for Wipes
About 1.2 million tons of wipes get consumed every year mainly in single use applications making it evident that sustainable solutions are urgently required. As currently used wipe substrates are difficult to recycle, sustainable solutions not only need to consider sustainable sourcing and processing of raw materials but also the topic of final disposal. Containing in average up to 50% of synthetic/plastic fibers, wipes are a potential contributor to the plastic litter if not disposed properly. A new approach to wipe substrates is presented only using renewable raw-materials and avoiding the use of plastic fibers matching both aspects of sustainability even providing superior performance with regards to properties critical for the consumer