3rd Annual RISE® Durable Product Award Finalists

CARY, N.C. — September 10, 2013 — The finalists have been selected for the prestigious 3rd annual
RISE® Durable Product Award and the Award will be presented at the annual RISE Conference in
Denver, Colorado USA. 

Three unique durable products were chosen for their innovative use of nonwovens. The
finalists will make their product presentations at the 4th annual RISE Conference, organized by
INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry and held September 30-October 3, 2013 at the
Grand Hyatt in Denver, Colorado. Following the presentations, RISE attendees will cast their vote
for the recipient of the 2013 RISE Durable Products Award. 

The three RISE Durable Product Award finalists are:

1. Bonar: Colback® Profloor is a nonwoven backing that improves the tuftability for carpet
producers. Along with enhanced tuftability, Profloor has a greater stitch holding performance and
provides improved carpet appearance. Website: www.bonar.com   

2. Dell Seven & GMX, Inc.: ThermalDrain™ is a patented synthetic protection board for
below grade waterproofing that is an alternative to fiberglass. ThermalDrain is durable with no
skin irritation, easy to install, formaldehyde-free and has excellent drainage. Website:

3. RIT International: NLITe™ Nanofiber Light Improvement Technology is an innovative
technology platform for the lighting industry using nonwovens. This technology can be applied to
any lighting fixture that creates 20% more light while using 0% more energy. NLITe provides
efficient light diffusion and improved glare resistance for overall better light quality. Website:

The recipient of the RISE Durable Product Award will be announced Thursday morning, October

Now in its 4th year, RISE connects technical innovations in engineered fabrics with practical
product applications. It has rapidly developed into the premier conference for technical and
marketing executives in the nonwoven/engineered fabrics industry who are charged with finding new
applications, new technology and new ideas to help grow their businesses.

For more information or to register for the RISE 2013 Conference:

Posted September 10, 2013

Source: INDA