Finalists Selected For IDEA10 Achievement Awards

CARY, NC – February 23, 2010 – A total of 16 of the most innovative and successful new products in
the nonwovens and engineered fabrics industries of the past three years have been nominated as
finalists for the prestigious IDEA10 Achievement Awards. The finalists were selected from
submissions in five separate categories and the winners will be announced during the IDEA10
International Engineered Fabrics Conference and Expo, April 27-29, 2010 in Miami Beach, Florida.

The IDEA10 Achievement Awards, co-sponsored by INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics
industry, and Nonwovens Industry magazine, recognize the leading new products in five separate
categories – Equipment, Raw Materials, Roll Goods, Short-Life End Product and Long-Life End Product
– in the global engineered fabrics industry introduced since IDEA10.

“These IDEA Achievement Awards promote innovation and recognize outstanding achievement
within the worldwide engineered fabrics community and it is fitting that they will be presented
during IDEA10, the most important industry trade show of the year,” says Rory Holmes, President of
INDA, the organizer of the triennial IDEA Conference and Exposition.

Matt Carey, publisher of Nonwovens Industry, points out that IDEA10 is an ideal venue for
promoting and rewarding innovation in the industry. “We have been intimately involved in this
industry for more than three decades, and this partnership with INDA allows us to recognize the
individuals and companies that have made the industry what it is today,” Carey says.

The industry will select the recipients in each category through online voting beginning this
week at both  and Voting will remain open through April 1.

The finalists:


1. Elmarco: Nanospider™ Production Equipment

2. ITW Dynatec: Vector™ Modular Metering Platform

3. Teknoweb Srl: Futura Wet Wipes Converting Machine 


1. Bostik: Relyance™ Adhesive

2. Kraton Polymers:  MD6705 Stretch Technology

3. Tredegar: FlexFeel™ Elastic Laminate

ROLL GOODS (four finalists selected due to a tie in the selection voting)

1. Ahlstrom: Disruptor® nonwoven water filter media

2. Hollingsworth & Vose: Capaceon™ filter media

3. PGI: Spinlace Nonwoven

4. Sandler AG: sawasorb® exterior


1. Henkel/Dial: Purex® Complete 3-in-1™ Laundry Sheets

2. Procter & Gamble: Always Infinity feminine hygiene pad

3. S.C. Johnson: Windex™ Outdoor All-in-One Cleaner


1. DuPont: DuPont Nomex® KD

2. OMNOVA Solutions: Ecore™ Advanced Wall Technology

3. TenCate: TenCate GeoDetect®

For a complete description of the nominated finalists and to vote for the recipient of the
IDEA10 Achievement Award in each of five categories, go to or

For more information on the IDEA10 International Engineered Fabrics Conference and Expo,
April 27-29, 2010 in Miami Beach, Fla., go to

Posted on March 2, 2010

Press Release Courtesy of IDEA/INDA