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Nominations open for IDEA Achievement Awards

Prestigious awards for top new products in nonwovens and engineered fabrics to be presented at IDEA 2019 in March, next year.

6th July 2018

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Cary, NC

Medical/Hygiene, Sustainable

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, and Nonwovens Industry Magazine have announced the opening of nominations for the prestigious IDEA Achievement Awards. IDEA is the triennial global event for the nonwovens and engineered fabrics conference and exposition, to be held at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami Beach, FL, from 25-28 March 2019.

The IDEA19 Achievement Awards honour leading companies and new products in the global engineered fabrics industry in six categories. Nominations now open for acceptance from the categories of equipment, roll goods, raw materials, converted products (short-life), and converted products (long-life), and entrepreneur. Submission deadline is on 13 December 2019.

The successful IDEA2016 attracted more than 7,000 industry participants, and over 550 exhibitors from more than 70 countries to advance their business in nonwovens and engineered fabrics, and INDA expects that IDEA2019 will be even bigger. The 2019 event marks the ninth anniversary of IDEA as a triennial event, with the show originating in 1971, and the 50th anniversary of the founding of INDA.

Along with the IDEA2019 Achievement Awards, highlights of the international industry event include the well-attended conference sessions focused on regional global markets, trends and forecasts.

“We return IDEA to fully modernised facility in Miami Beach that will make this event a most memorable experience. We’ve had a great response to our triennial global event and exhibit space sales have already been brisk,” said Dave Rousse, INDA president.

IDEA2016 Achievement Award Winners included:

  • Machinery/Equipment: ITW Dynatec’s Ultra Strand Coating System
  • Fibers/Raw Materials: BASF’s SAVIVA SAP Technology
  • Roll Goods: Jacob Holm’s SoftLite lightweight nonwovens
  • Short-Life Converted Product: WipeMeWorld’s WipeMe flushable wipe on a roll
  • Long-Life Converted Product: Impossible Objects, LLC’s Composite-Based Additive Manufacturing (CBAM) 3D printed pieces
  • Entrepreneur: Mogul Nonwovens and Diaper Recycling Technology/MobiAir

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