Steve Chester

Steve Chester

Steve Chester 
TS&D Manager, Fitesa


Inventing the Future of Performance Nonwovens for Health and Personal Care

Persistence Pays Off: The PLA Journey at Fitesa

Fitesa has a long history of developing and commercializing nonwovens produced with PLA. A summary of both the challenges and successes experienced along the way will be presented.

About Steve Chester

Stephen Chester is currently the Technical Service and Development Manager for Fitesa, a global manufacturer of nonwoven products. He has over 32 years of experience in both product and process development related to spunmelt technologies. Steve graduated from West Virginia University with both a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and holds several patents related to nonwoven technology.


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I strongly recommend Innovation Takes Root. It's a good opportunity to understand and see what happens in this area of biopolymers. It's an international event and not just on PLA. I think it's well done, well-managed, and well-organized. It was a good investment for me.
Marco Garilli

Innovation Expert - Polymers, Electrolux

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Maddie Guillory

Vice President, Titan Robotics

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Operations Director, Flo S.p.A.