The Future Of Polyester


Expert Talk Area

Wednesday 20th March 2024

10:45 - 11:30 CET

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The Keynote of the whole show: The Future Of Polyester. All that is known is that the supply chain of rPET will be subject to great disruption - what should brands do to being able to continue with this key Ingredient.

About the orator

Mr René Bethmann

VAUDE Sport GmbH & Co. KG

Senior Innovation Manager Materials and Manufacturing & Consultant VAUDE Academy for sustainable business

  • Over 17 years of experience in the sportswear industry, working for leading brands across Europe
  • Brought several new technologies into the sportswear world by connecting supply-chain stakeholders, including the upstream chemical industry, to drive responsible product creation
  • Long experience in several renewable carbon technologies such as biomass and recycled derived materials
  • Development of the industry-leading eco-design tool “Green Shape” at VAUDE, including the entire product´s lifecycle
  • Speaker at several global conferences and consulted several industries in the field of sustainable material choices
  • I aim to steer the textile industry away from relying on fossil fuels and instead promote a shift toward a sustainable and circular economy

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