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Finalists Named For 2007 Visionary Award

October 10, 2006

Six consumer products from the U.S. and Europe—ranging from advanced hygiene products to pet care to beer can construction—have been nominated as finalists for the 2007 Visionary Award by INDA, the North American nonwovens association. Now in its sixth year, the award, which is given annually to a new consumer product that utilizes nonwoven fabrics in its final form, will be presented at the Vision 2007 consumer products conference, January 21-24, 2007 in Denver, CO. The finalists will make presentations during Vision 2007 and conference attendees will vote on the recipient of the 2007 Visionary Award.

The six finalists include cotton feminine hygiene products from Italian producer Corman SpA; DuPont’s Cool2Go insulating wrap for beer cans; Johnson Baby Extracare wipes from Johnson & Johnson Europe; Petsleeves petwear from U.S.-based Petsleeves; Pampers Cruisers by Procter & Gamble; and Swim Pants from Tyco Healthcare Retail Group.

Last January at Vision 2006 in Denver, Chicopee was presented with the 2006 Visionary Award for its Disaster Relief Blanket. As has become a tradition at the Vision Conferences, Chicopee will make a presentation at Vision 2007 to provide an update on the winning product.
Other previous winners include BBA Fiberweb’s Resolution Print Media (2005); Brillo Scrub ‘n’ Toss (2004), FMJ ChemBio for its Civilian Quick Escape Mask (2003) and Procter & Gamble's Swiffer cleaning system in 2002.

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