brettmatsumura“Diaper Converting Raw Materials Overview”
Brett Matsumura
Technical Services Manager
Kimberly-Clark Corporation
April 21, 2015
10:45 – 11:35 AM
WEB L104

The world of disposable diapers is a multi-billion dollar business that provides premium products and economy/private label brands and products to consumers throughout the world. The raw materials used in the manufacturing of baby care products provide specific performance attributes and associated cost structures based on the targeted performance levels and economics/demographics of consumers. A sampling of the various materials will be shared with the Chemical Engineering students so that they have an appreciation of material attributes and the end-product design and performance

Short Biography
After graduating from Utah in 1985 Brett immediately hired on with the Kimberly-Clark (K-C) Corporation at the Ogden Plant. The Ogden Plant provides baby and child care products to the western U.S. and western Canada. He has worked for K-C for almost 30 years in a variety of roles from process engineer, project coordinator, maintenance specialist, Quality Services Manager, and has been in his current position for the last 14 years. While with K-C, Brett has had the opportunity to work at several K-C locations in addition to Ogden including Barton-Upon-Humber, England; Paris, Texas; and Neenah, Wisconson.