CARY, N.C. — May 4, 2012 — Four finalists have been selected to compete for the World of Wipes
Innovation Award competition being held as part of the annual World of Wipes (WOW) Conference, set
for June 5-7 at the Hotel InterContinental in Chicago, Illinois.
The annual WOW Conference, organized by INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry,
is devoted solely to wipes, with a concentration on substrates, active ingredients, packaging,
market metrics, industry challenges and market opportunities, particularly in Asia and Europe. The
World of Wipes Innovation Award recognizes and rewards the industry members who bring new and
value-added processes and products to the wipes market.The four finalists, chosen from products
nominated by the industry, are:
Fibertect® High-tech Nonwoven Wipes, Oil and Vapor Sorbing Wipe, from Hobbs Bonded
The multilayered wipe has both absorptive and adsorptive properties, a unique combination
that is needed to have both liquid wiping and toxic vapor holding capability. Fibertect’s structure
gives enough flexibility to vary the fibers in the nonwoven layers and can also be functionalized
to achieve antimicrobial characteristics and absorb different chemicals, acids and bases.
Raptor SAFE-T® Wipe (Substance Activated Fast Evaluation Technology), from Raptor Detection
SAFE-T Wipes quickly and easily detect explosives and provide a simple colorimetric indicator
for the user and are available to military, law enforcement and first responder organizations
worldwide. SAFE-T technology uses molecularly imprinted polymers that act as functional sensors to
detect multiple explosives in a single wipe.
Table Turners® No-Rinse Sanitizing Wipes, from Sani Professional®.
Table Turners No-Rinse Sanitizing Wipes (TTSW) are a total cleaning solution for foodservice
operations. The product is EPA-registered and meets guidelines for both front-of-house and
back-of-house cleaning and sanitizing of food contact surfaces. TTSW is a cost-saving replacement
for the traditional, cross-contamination prone, reusable “rag and bucket” solutions.
Clean & Cream® Wet Wipes Cream Dispenser, from Wetnaps Ltd.
Wetnaps is offering wipes with nappy cream all in one package. The wipes travel pack
includes a container of baby cream, for quick and efficient baby or cosmetic use. Inside the
plastic lid, which covers the wipes exit, there is a compartment with eight grams of cream. The
compartment is part of the package and can be refilled until wipes ran out.
The four finalists will give 10-minute presentations during WOW 2012 and attendees will then
vote on the recipient of the 2012 World of Wipes Innovation Award. The Award will be presented
during a session on the final morning of the Conference.
Full registration for INDA members is $1350 and $1895 for non-members. Networking
Registration, which allows access to the two evening receptions and table-top displays, is $595 for
INDA members and $695 for non-members.
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Posted on May 7, 2012