The Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (INDA), Cary, N.C., has named five finalists for
the 2009 Visionary Award. The annual award recognizes innovative consumer end-products that
incoporate nonwoven fabrics or use nonwoven technology during the manufacturing process.
The finalists include: Finland-based Ahlstrom Corp.’s Disruptor nanoalumina fiber and
nonwoven water filter media; Menifee, Calif.-based Back Enterprises LLC’s Germy Wormy sanitary
sleeve; Dallas-based Kimberly-Clark Corp.’s GoodNites sleep boxer for boys and sleep shorts for
girls; Chula Vista, Calif.-based Rotano International LLC’s Nooby’s disposable dog booties; and
Richmond, Va.-based WearOnce.com and Tredegar Consumer Designs Inc.’s Once Single-Use Panty.
The five finalists will make presentations at INDA’s VISION 2009 Consumer Products
Conference, to be held Jan. 26-29, 2009, in New Orleans. Conference attendees will vote to select
the 2009 Visionary Award winner.
October 21, 2008