Transforming Consumer and Industrial Products by Material and Chemical Innovations
Session Organizers: John Frazier, Senior Technical Director, Hohenstein Institute of America; Scott Echols, Scott Echols Group, LLC; Robert Buck, Technical Fellow on Sustainability, The Chemours Company
Material and chemical manufacturers are redefining what they make, how they make it and how their inputs impact the processes and footprint for creating consumer and industrial products. Greener, more sustainable materials, chemistry and engineering are widely embraced as the way to create and deliver high performance products, minimize environmental impacts and advance circular life cycles. In this session, material, chemical and process innovations transforming consumer and industrial products will be presented. Papers describing research efforts and commercial successes in products such as apparel and footwear as well as in the automotive, home furnishings, and electronics accessories sectors are requested.