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

Conference Speakers


Yash Jaipuria

CEO, Ginni Filaments Ltd

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

A Wet Wipe Made with Recycled PET Fiber

This presentation 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 has 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.