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New technologies to transform hygiene products

Game-changing products will be presented by three finalists vying for INDA’s 2019 prestigious Hygienix Innovation Award next month.

10th October 2019

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Cary, NC


SMS Bico Fabric from Fitesa, The FEUR System by Vemarei, and Regalite UltraPure from Eastman Chemical. © INDA

Game-changing products using nonwovens and engineered materials in a creative, novel and technically sophisticated approach will be presented by three finalists vying for INDA’s 2019 prestigious Hygienix Innovation Award at the fifth edition of Hygienix.

The premier event devoted to the latest in sustainable technologies, emerging markets, converting challenges, product and technical innovations, and market trends in the absorbent hygiene and personal care industry, will take place from 11-14 November at the Hyatt Regency in Houston, TX.

The three finalists for the award were selected from over twenty contenders by INDA’s Technical Advisory Board of technical professionals from member companies.

Regalite UltraPure from Eastman Chemical

Regalite UltraPure from Eastman Chemical is a new innovative hydrocarbon resin with low odour, low VOC properties, and low trace chemicals. This new product is designed to give formulators the freedom to formulate with SBS, SIS or APO while getting the lowest odour and trace chemicals content for every hot melt chemistry used, and SBS/partially hydrogenated resin hot melt chemistry.

SMS Bico Fabric from Fitesa

SMS Bico Fabric from Fitesa is a cutting-edge PE/PP spunbond and PE meltblown nonwoven imparting the softness of PE and the strength of a PP for hygiene applications in a SMS construction. The innovative fabric is designed to offer drapeability and liquid barrier properties as a transformative solution for the hygiene markets.

The FEUR System by Vemarei

The FEUR System by Vemarei is a unique faecal incontinence protection system that features a discreet innovative pouch and pull cord design that is easy to remove after a bowel movement, providing continued cleanliness to the wearer. The FEUR System’s interior pad core is made from a highly absorbent nonwoven placed between two outer nonwoven layers welded together to create a channel for a pull cord that the wearer can pull at first sign of a bowel movement, thus creating an absorbent pouch container.

Finalists will present their innovations to over 500 industry professionals at Hygienix on 12 Noember for a conference participant vote. The Hygienix Innovation Award winner will be announced on 14 November.

Other event highlights

Hygienix will also feature the presentation of the INDA Lifetime Technical Achievement Award on 12 November to recognise an individual whose technical achievements have significantly contributed to the growth of the nonwovens industry. The event will also present the INDA Lifetime Service Award the following day to recognise an individual possessing a long-established record of service to INDA and the nonwovens industry as a whole.

Hygienix will open on 11 November with an optional three-hour workshop: Global Trends in Diapers, Baby Pants & Adult Underwear led by Carlos Richer, CEO/Director, Richer Investment SA de CV. This year’s event will be highlighted by presentations from 26 industry experts, over 13 hours of networking, tabletop displays, receptions, coffee breaks, and a welcome reception at the Houston Downtown Aquarium.

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