CARY, N.C. — May 22, 2015 — INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, today announced the names of three finalists to compete for the prestigious World of Wipes Innovation Award®. The annual award recognizes the product that most expands the use of nonwovens and demonstrates creativity, novelty, uniqueness, and technical sophistication within the entire nonwoven wipes value chain. All finalists will present their products and the award winner will be announced during the World of Wipes® (WOW) International Conference June 16-19, at the Hotel InterContinental Buckhead, Atlanta, GA.
The INDA Technical Advisory Board, INDA’s President, Director of Education and Technical Affairs, and industry members from the wipes market segment selected these product finalists among a dozen international product nominations:
Clorox® ScrubSingles™ Kitchen – Clorox
Wet, scrub, and when you’re done, toss away the all-in-one Clorox® ScrubSingle™ Kitchen pads. Loaded with Clorox cleaner, the ScrubSingles Kitchen pad is a hybrid of what a wipe and a sponge can provide to consumers. The ScrubSingles formulation and nonwoven has been optimized for generating foam, allowing users to clean while minimizing fear of damaging surfaces.
Brawny Industrial® FLAX Cloths – Georgia Pacific
Georgia Pacific’s high performance clothlike, biodegradable nonwoven wiper is made from hydroentangled flax fibers that have been chemically refined in a proprietary process. The results are soft fibers that are similar in length and diameter to cotton, readily carded, and suitable for a wide range of wet and dry commercial wipers.
DuraDry® – Polymer Group Inc. (PGI)
DuraDry® is a multi-use, hygienic microfiber wipe certified for Food Contact Clearance and manufactured from 100-percent splittable microfibers. The product combines antibacterial properties with 99.998% microbe removal. Durable and re-usable, DuraDry can be washed more than 365 times.
Each finalist will give a 10-minute morning presentation Thurs., June 18 with attendees casting their votes afterward. The recipient of the 2015 World of Wipes Innovation Award will be announced Fri., June 19 during the conference.
Posted May 26, 2015