Disposable Medical Products and the HAI Challenge
May 22, 2014 10:30 am EDT
Expert consensus points to
the presence of dangerous pathogens in the hospital
environment as a major cause of hospital acquired infection.
Most deaths related to antibiotic resistance happen in
healthcare settings such as hospitals and nursing homes. As
these institutions become superbug seedbeds only persistent
and dedicated hospital hygiene can save them from
significant liability. This depends on the timely spread of
disposable hygiene and hygienically optimized products at
the point of attack.
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ANDRITZ Nonwoven - ANDRITZ
combines the expertise of three leaders in the nonwovens and
textile industries with long-standing and successful
traditions: Asselin-Thibeau, Küsters, and Perfojet. The key
competences lie in wetlaid, spunlace, needlepunch, spunbond,
spunjet, air-through bonding, chemical bonding, and
finishing technologies. Customized concepts are developed to
suit every need.
RKW Group has the distinction of
being one of the very first film producers for the nascent
hygiene market back in the ‘70s and one of the founder
members of EDANA, the globally renowned Trade Association
for the nonwovens industry. The overall competence and
know-how in film manufacture for hygiene and medical
disposables make RKW arguably one of the leaders in its
field. With a wide portfolio of product offerings that are
recognized throughout the industry, RKW s long experience in
the business brings new value to its customers.
Keynote: Dave Rousse,
Products: Changing the Game in Hospital Acquired
From 2005 to 2007, Dave was
President of Fiberweb North America, at the time a $500
million segment of a $1.2 billion global manufacturer of
specialty nonwoven fabrics. Prior to this, Rousse held
senior management positions at Monadnock Paper Mills, a
manufacturer of nonwovens and specialty papers, at FiberMark
Inc., another specialty paper/nonwovens producer, and at
International Paper. Rousse is a graduate of Dartmouth
College and its associated business and engineering schools.
INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry,
serves hundreds of member companies in the nonwovens /
engineered fabrics industry doing business globally - see
more at: http://www.inda.org/.
President, Enqvist Consulting.
Development Trends in Disposable Medical Products.
Helena Engqvist is President of
Engqvist Consulting, specializing in hygiene and health care
products, consumer insight, R&D and e-business. She is
also experienced in business analysis and development.
Helena has worked with some highly recognized global
consumer brands like o.b. tampons, Carefree pantyliners,
Libresse sanitary napkins and liners, Nicotinell, Otrivin,
and Gerber baby food to name a few. Her career spans 35
years and 40 countries, mostly working in senior management
positions in Switzerland, the US, Germany and Sweden with
Novartis, Johnson & Johnson and SCA/Mölnlycke. She holds
a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering from Chalmers
University of Technology and an executive MBA from the
School of Economics, both in Gothenburg, Sweden and speaks
English, German, Swedish and French.