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INDA names finalists for IDEA16 Achievement Awards

Industry professionals can now select their top choices in each category on the Nonwovens Industry magazine’s website.

29th February 2016

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Cary, NC

Industrial, Medical/Hygiene, Sustainable

The awards recognize the brightest innovations from the leading companies, individuals, and new products in the nonwovens and engineered fabrics industry. Winners will be announced and honoured at IDEA16, the world’s leading event for nonwovens and engineered fabrics that takes place from 2-5 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC) in Boston, MA.

IDEA16 is expected to attract more than 7,000 attendees and over 450 exhibitors from more than 70 countries this year.


INDA’s Technical Advisory Board has selected the finalists. Industry professionals can now select their top choices in each category on the Nonwovens Industry magazine’s website. Votes will be accepted until 1 April.

Finalists range from a new patterning process to form special and unique artwork within flushable wipes substrates, and a laminate that passes the highest level of protection against viruses in the surgical gown and protective apparel industry to a fluff pulp made of 100% highly sustainable Eucalyptus planted and harvested in Brazil.

IDEA16 Equipment Achievement Award – Best new equipment introduction

  • Andritz: Flushable Substrate Patterning Process
  • ITW Dynatec: Ultra Strand Coating System
  • TECHNOplants s.r.l.: MULTIline Pre-Card

IDEA16 Roll Goods Achievement Award – Best new roll goods introduction

  • AVINTIV/PGI: AAMI 4 Laminate
  • Freudenberg: Evolon 3D
  • Jacob Holm: Softlite lightweight nonwovens

IDEA16 Raw Material Achievement Award – Best new fibre/raw material introduction

  • BASF: Saviva SAP Technology
  • Kelheim Fibres: Viloft Short-Cut (cellulosic short-cut fibre for flushables)
  • Suzano Pulp and Paper: EucaFluff fluff pulp

IDEA16 Short-Life Product Achievement Award – Best new disposable product utilizing engineered fabrics

  • Chicopee: DuraDry
  • McAirlaid’s: X-Top Pouch for Men
  • WipeMeWorld: WipeMe flushable wipe on a roll

IDEA16 Long-Life Product Achievement Award – Best new durable product utilizing engineered fabrics

  • Impossible Objects, LLC: CBAM 3D printed pieces
  • TiGUARD: Vibrance Nonwoven-Membrane Carpet Backing
  • UltraTech International: Evershield Durable Omni Repellant formula


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