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EDANA announces winners of Index 14 Awards

Index14, the largest meeting place for the nonwovens supply chain and its customers, has started yesterday, with a ceremony to showcase excellence in the nonwovens and related industries. EDANA, the international association serving the nonwovens and related industries, has announced the winners in each section of its Index 14 Awards.

9th April 2014

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Geneva

Medical/Hygiene, Industrial

EDANA, the international association serving the nonwovens and related industries, has announced the winners in each section of its Index 14 Awards.

The jury, which was comprised of an official from the European Commission, a former senior nonwovens company business development and marketing manager, a representative of the nonwovens industry trade press, and top academic nonwovens R&D experts, met in February in order to select the nominees.


  • Nonwoven Roll Goods: Sandler’s Fibercomfort tread- and waterproof roof insulation. This product expands the market for nonwovens in the construction sector, effectively and efficiently replaces wood by enabling a single solution for roof insulation based only on nonwovens, the jury believes.
  • Finished products made from, or incorporating nonwovens: Imeco Nocemi MED wipes is virucidal, bactericidal, alcohol free and disinfectant, designed to help reduce healthcare costs.
  • Most original marketing campaign for a product made from, or incorporating nonwovens: Lenzing - Tencel Skin promotion campaign features an artistic video, which lends life to the fibre and connects it to people.
  • Innovation in a raw material of special relevance to the nonwovens industry: Eastman Cyphrex microfibres are said to enable a new level of flexibility in wetlaid nonwovens.
  • Innovation in machinery of special relevance to the nonwovens industry: ITW Dynatec – Vector Surge Applicator enables the customised application of adhesives while minimising waste.
  • Sustainable Product: Ahlstrom Flow2Save filter media is an innovative filter media is said to save energy offering a low pressure drop at all efficiency levels.
  • Sustainable process or management practice: TJ Beall - True Cotton Greige Cotton Nonwoven for Wound Healing and Hygienic Product Applications, which efficiently exploits the natural properties of cotton fibre, and is an effective alternative to bleached cotton, according to the jury.

Future and development

“If you’re looking for clues about how our industry will change and develop, look no further than the products and services of those winners and runners-up recognised here today,” said Pierre Wiertz, General Manager of EDANA. “It is products such as these which are helping to drive our industry forward, and create a stronger industry, with solutions in so many different product categories and sectors.”

The winners were presented with their specially commissioned bronze sculpture and a diploma at the Awards Ceremony, which was attended by the media, exhibitors and visitors to the show.

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