About the webinar
Textiles have broad medical applications, including products for the healthcare and hygiene industries such as surgical gowns and sterilization wraps. Single-use medical textiles continue to grow at a relatively high rate, due to the key role they play in infection prevention and healthcare staff and patients’ safety. This continued global adoption of disposable medical textiles inevitably results in additional medical waste.
As there are no universal sustainability targets across the medical field, each country, market or customer may have a different approach, needs and goals.
During this webinar, we will discuss the main areas of improvement to support sustainability in the medical industry and provide examples of sustainable product design.
Meet the Speaker
Doug Benton, Product Development Manager, Ahlstrom
Doug Benton has been working in Nonwovens since 1999, after receiving his Master’s Degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Although most of his career has been in Product Development, he has held other technical positions ranging from Process Engineering to Technical Customer Service management.
Doug has been a strong contributor to Ahlstrom’s Windsor Locks plant in terms of sustainability. He was the first to develop new commercial products using certified wood pulps along with their chain of custody requirements and the first to commercially introduce recycled wood pulps to the site.