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Nonwovens professionals honoured with INDA Achievement Awards

The ninth annual INDA Award for Lifetime Technical Achievement is to be presented to industry veteran Terry Young of Procter & Gamble, while the coveted Lifetime Service Award will be given to Jay Forcucci, of Nanostatics Corporation, at the inaugural Research, Innovation & Science for Engineered Fabrics (RISE) Conference, which is being held from 20-23 September in Baltimore, Maryland. Both men are being recognized by their peers in the nonwovens industry for

26th July 2010

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Cary, NC

Medical/Hygiene, Protective, Sustainable, Interiors, Packaging, Industrial

The ninth annual INDA Award for Lifetime Technical Achievement is to be presented to industry veteran Terry Young of Procter & Gamble, while the coveted Lifetime Service Award will be given to Jay Forcucci, of Nanostatics Corporation, at the inaugural Research, Innovation & Science for Engineered Fabrics (RISE) Conference, which is being held from 20-23 September in Baltimore, Maryland.

Both men are being recognized by their peers in the nonwovens industry for their service and technical expertise throughout their long careers.  “Terry Young has played an important role in the technical development of modern baby diapers and the nonwovens that the industry uses to make them throughout his impressive career and he richly deserves this recognition from the nonwovens technical community,” says Rory Holmes, President of INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry.

“Jay Forcucci has contributed greatly to the industry as a whole and INDA in particular by helping the industry and association grow throughout his distinguished career,” Holmes adds.  “Jay has been vital in organizing our Filtration events and reaching out to a broader group of participants.”

Young is currently a Research Fellow at Procter & Gamble in Cincinnati, Ohio and graduated from the University of Missouri–Rolla with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering in 1973, and immediately joined P&G in its Paper Division. According to INDA, among Young’s professional achievements is the development of new nonwoven uses in baby and feminine hygiene products, home care products and paper products, as well as process improvements and discoveries along the way in those areas.

He led the conversion of top sheet from rayon and PET fibres to polypropylene fibre-based cover stocks in the 1980s and between 1988 and 1992 he expanded this concept with “quilted” embossing patterns for top sheet to emphasize softness besides dryness benefits, INDA said.

Young is said to have fourteen granted technical patents and an equal number in application and in addition, he has been involved with INDA and its members for over 35 years.

Forcucci is currently VP-business development at Nanostatics Corporation, Circleville, Ohio. He has a BS in Chemical Engineering and MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and before joining Nanostatics he worked with Filtration Group, Hoechst/BBA Fiberweb, Lydall Technical Papers, ETL Texting Labs and Pall Corp.

INDA says that in addition to his professional accomplishments, Forcucci has been active in a number of INDA committees, including serving as co-chairperson of the Filtration Conference since 2009. He is also a member of the INDA International Trade Advisory Board.

For more information on the RISE: www.inda.org.

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