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JUNE 17-20, 2024
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Conference Speakers


Thomas Weigert

Senior Expert Technology Spunlace & Drying, Truetzschler Nonwoven GmbH


Since 1997 Mr. Thomas Weigert has worked at Trützschler Nonwovens, the former Fleissner GmbH, in Egelsbach near Frankfurt/Germany, which is one of the leading suppliers of nonwoven production lines and machinery.

For more than 20 years in various positions he gained wide experience in the design and development of nonwoven production equipment and also in the technological requirements for nonwoven substrates. Today in the position as Director Application Technology Mr. Weigert holds technological responsibility for Fleissner AquaJet, Through Air Drying and Wetlaid Spunlace (WLS).

Mr. Weigert got his degree in mechanical engineering at Darmstadt Technical University in August 1989 and started his professional life in the design and development of automotive brake systems before entering into the nonwoven industry.

Tuesday, July 18
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The Road to Rome - Sustainable Manufacturing Practices

Sustainable Technologies for Sustainable Products

Disposable wipes make life more hygienic, safe and comfortable. However, growing environmental concerns and increasing legislation are generating urgent needs for both sustainable products and environmentally friendly production technologies.

This talk focuses on two crucial areas for economic sustainability:

•     Conscious raw material selection allows for economic wipe materials that are still able to deliver the level of performance consumers expect and avoid waste generation.

•     High-efficiency productions lines that feature increased energy flexibility and reduced energy consumption

•     Digitalisation of production processes to achieve a constantly high production performance and a high degree of optimization