15 Finalists Announced For IDEA®19 Achievement Awards

CARY, N.C. — February 1, 2019 — INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, has announced 15 cutting-edge companies are finalists in five categories for its IDEA®19 Achievement Awards, in partnership with Nonwovens Industry magazine. Voting opens online February 15 via the Nonwovens Industry website, www.nonwovens-industry.com.

The awards recognize brilliant innovations in the nonwovens and engineered materials industry. Winners will be announced and honored at IDEA®19, the World’s Preeminent Event for Nonwovens & Engineered Fabrics, March 25-28, at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami Beach, Fla.

Industry professionals can vote for their top choices in each category on the magazine’s website starting February 15. Finalists range from next generation machinery with digital tools for intelligent production, breathable multi-layer composite fabrics, and fibers that are tailor-made for use in disinfecting wipes.

The finalists are:

IDEA®19 Equipment Achievement Award – Best new equipment introduction

  • A.Celli Nonwovens S.P.A.: A.Celli Vision System (DMS 4.0)
  • Curt G. Joa, Inc.: Infinity Roll™ vacuum roll
  • Reifenhäuser Reicofil GmbH & Co. KG: Reicofil 5

IDEA®19 Roll Goods Achievement Award – Best new roll goods introduction

  • Fitesa: Fitesa 100-percent BioBase PLA Soft
  • Freudenberg Performance Materials: Evolon® New Generation
  • Tredegar Personal Care: FlexAire™ 771 Breathable Elastic Fabric

IDEA®19 Raw Material Achievement Award – Best new fiber/raw material introduction

  • H.B. Fuller: Conforma™ Core
  • Kelheim Fibres GmbH: Danufil® QR
  • Lenzing AG: Veocel™ Lyocell fibers with Eco Cycle Technology

IDEA®19 Short-Life Product Achievement Award – Best new disposable product utilizing engineered fabrics

  • Callaly: Tampliner®
  • DiviDiaper, Inc.: DiviDiaper
  • Surfaceskins Ltd.: Surfaceskins Push Pads and Pull Handles

IDEA®19 Long-Life Product Achievement Award – Best new durable product utilizing engineered fabrics

  • Propex GeoSolutions: PETROMAT® Enviro
  • Soteria Battery Innovation Group: Soteria Battery Architecture
  • TiGUARD LLC, Augmentum Division: Compressa™ Senior Fall Safety

Full details on each of the finalists will be available on the Nonwovens Industry website on February 15. Votes will be accepted until March 1.

The winners in each category will be announced during IDEA®19, Wednesday, March 27, 9:30 am–10:30 am.

INDA’s Technical Advisory Board selected the finalists from over 50 nominations. The Technical Advisory Board is comprised of industry leaders from these companies:

  • Absorbent Hygiene Insights LLC;
  • Auburn University;
  • Barnhardt Purified Cotton;
  • Berry Global Inc.;
  • Cotton Incorporated;
  • Crown Abbey; LLC;
  • Fi-Tech Inc.;
  • Fibertex Nonwovens;
  • Fitesa;
  • Freudenberg Performance Materials;
  • Jacob Holm;
  • Lenzing Fibers Inc.;
  • NatureWorks LLC;
  • Nice-Pak Products Inc.;
  • Nonwovens By Design;
  • The Nonwovens Institute, North Carolina State University;
  • Peter Wallace LLC;
  • The Procter & Gamble Co.;
  • Rockline Industries;
  • SGS – IPS Testing;
  • Smith, Johnson & Associates;
  • Texas Tech University; and
  • Tredegar Corp.

IDEA®19, the world’s preeminent event for nonwovens and engineered fabrics, is expected to attract more than 7,000 attendees and over 550 exhibitors from 70-plus countries.

Posted February 1, 2019

Source: INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry