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INDA World of Wipes innovation finalists

Emphasis on natural raw materials and enhanced performance.

17th May 2022

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Cary, NC, USA

Medical/Hygiene, Industrial

Sustainable products that solve problems is the theme of this year’s World of Wipes Innovation Award that will be presented at the 16th annual World of Wipes (WOW) conference taking place at the Marriott Marquis in Chicago, Illinois, from June 27-30.

The three products vying for the prestigious award are an all-natural substitute for plastic fibres from Bast Fibre Technologies (BFT), a dual-textured 3D cleaning wipe from Fitesa and an environmentally safe flushable wipe from Nice-Pak.

BFT’s Sero hemp fibres offer the nonwovens industry an all-natural substitute for plastic fibres. From dedicated European and US-based production facilities, BFT transforms raw bast fibres into premium natural fibres that are ideal for applications ranging from single-use and durable wipes to industrial applications. Sero hemp combines easily with standard nonwoven fibres to produce fabrics that meet the industry requirements for strength, uniformity and processing efficiency.

Fitesa’s newly-developed 3D embossed, dual textured wiper meets the need for improved composite materials for cleaning surfaces. The nonwoven features exceptional cleaning capability, durability, dirt/debris capture and fluid pick-up and is available in several configurations of meltblown and spunbond layers.

After six years of rigorous testing and development, Nice-Pak is introducing SecureFLUSH wipes based on 100% cellulose nonwovens that are strong and durable yet break apart five times faster than the leading brand of two-ply toilet paper. The special “lock and key” design of plant-based fibres and formula leverages patent-pending technology to enable this.

Participants at the 2022 World of Wipes (WOW) International Conference will have the opportunity to help select the winner following presentations by company representatives on June 28th.

Kimberly-Clark Scott 24-hour sanitising wipes were the recipient of the 2021 WOW Innovation Award.

This year’s in-person conference is expected to draw 400-plus senior-level wipes professionals from all segments, repeating last year’s strong live event that welcomed 475 wipes professionals from 14 countries to Atlanta, Georgia.

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