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Hygienix Innovation Award finalists are game changers

Representatives from Avgol, Bostik and Calla Lily will present their innovations at Hygienix on 6 November.

26th September 2018

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Cary, NC


Disruptive technologies that use nonwovens and engineered materials to change the game for consumer hygiene and personal care products will be presented by three companies vying for INDA’s Hygienix Innovation Award 2018.

Selected by INDA’s Technical Advisory Board, this year’s finalists for the prestigious honour are: Avgol Nonwovens’ beneFIT Control, a next-generation antimicrobial solution for diapers, adult incontinence and feminine care; Bostik’s Brilliance, the high-performance polyolefin-based elastic attachment adhesive; and Calla Lily Personal Care’s Tampliner, a three-in-one tampon innovation.

This year’s finalists are: Avgol Nonwovens’ beneFIT Control; Bostik’s Brilliance elastic attachment adhesive; and Calla Lily Personal Care’s Tampliner. © INDA

More than 500 senior-level professionals are expected to attend the fourth edition of Hygienix, the premier event for the absorbent hygiene and personal care markets, from 5-8 November at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel in Orlando, FL.

Representatives from Avgol, Bostik and Calla Lily will present their innovations at Hygienix on 6 November, and the attendees will then vote for the winner. INDA President Dave Rousse will present the Hygienix Innovation Award on 8 November, culminating the conference.

Award finalists

The following products were chosen as the front-runners for the award from a pool of dozens of applications submitted. The major criteria for this award are creativity, novelty of approach, uniqueness and technical sophistication:

beneFIT Control – developed by Avgol, this next-generation antimicrobial solution for hygiene applications helps to reduce contamination and odour; improve comfort and wellness; and retain a bright white fabric appearance in diapers, adult incontinence and feminine care products.

Brilliance – Bostik’s new elastic attachment adhesive provides various benefits for disposable hygiene products, including reduced odour, improved fit, reliable performance, softer substrates and customisation flexibility.

Tampliner – this high-quality organic cotton tampon combined with a soft mini-liner and breathable virtual applicator is an innovation from UK-based Calla Lily Personal Care that was designed by a gynaecologist.

Event highlights

Hygienix also will feature the announcement of the INDA Lifetime Technical Achievement Award on 6 November and the INDA Lifetime Service Award the following day. Last year’s recipients were Bryan Haynes, PhD, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, and Robert Averell of Auriga Polymers, respectively.

Hygienix will kick off with an optional three-hour Absorbent Hygiene Workshop, led by former P&G Research Fellow Terry Young. This year’s event will be highlighted by presentations from 23 industry experts, 19 hours of networking, tabletop displays, receptions, coffee breaks and a welcome reception at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville on the Universal CityWalk.

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