The Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (INDA), Cary, N.C., is accepting nominations
through July 15 for the inaugural RISE Durable Products Award, which recognizes durable
commercially available consumer or industrial products made using nonwoven fabric and/or
technology. The award will be presented at the Research, Innovation & Science for Engineered
Fabrics (RISE) conference, to be held Oct. 3-6, 2011, in Raleigh, N.C.
Categories suitable for nominations include raw material, roll goods, converting, packaging,
active ingredients, binders, additives and end products. Nominations should be submitted at
Award finalists will make presentations during RISE 2011, and the winner will be chosen by
conference attendees and announced on October 6.
“Since the early days of the nonwovens industry, our products have played a significant role
in the growth of a host of durable products categories and it is appropriate that the best of the
best be recognized for their contribution to this business,” said Rory Holmes, president, INDA.
February 22, 2011