Brooke kitzmiller

Brooke Kitzmiller

Hygiene Application Development Director - Global R&D Health, Hygiene and Specialties
Berry Global

Brooke Kitzmiller is the Director for Hygiene Application Development at the Health, Hygiene and Specialties Division of Berry Global, a global provider of nonwoven and film protection solutions.
Brooke holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. With depth of research experience over 20 years in polymers, films and hygiene applications, Brooke’s career in R&D has spanned application and product development in plastic materials, films, coatings, plastics packaging and more recently nonwovens, across multiple industries, including hygiene, packaging and other specialty industrial markets.
As part of Berry’s global technology community, the focus of Brooke is to drive new platform innovations and applications that address key performance needs and contribute to Berry Global’s Mission to “Always advancing to protect what’s important”.

PRESENTATION

High Barrier Nonwovens for Hygiene

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 11:25

High barrier materials achieve liquid transmission blockage but many times with a disadvantage of high basis weight or softness. The materials are becoming significant to allow for low pulp content core design trends, but overall comfort and cost considerations are of high importance as well. We will define what barrier means in material function and how to characterize, and present approaches to creating barrier constructions.