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IDEA Awards Finalists Selected

February 22, 2010

16 products vie for five awards.

A total of 16 of the most innovative and successful new products in the nonwovens and engineered fabrics industries of the past three years have been nominated as finalists for the prestigious IDEA10 Achievement Awards. The finalists were selected from submissions in five separate categories and the winners will be announced during the IDEA10 International Engineered Fabrics Conference and Expo, April 27-29, 2010 in Miami Beach, Florida.

The IDEA10 Achievement Awards, co-sponsored by INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics industry, and Nonwovens Industry magazine, recognize the leading new products in five separate categories – Equipment, Raw Materials, Roll Goods, Short-Life End Product and Long-Life End Product – in the global engineered fabrics industry introduced since IDEA07.

“These IDEA Achievement Awards promote innovation and recognize outstanding achievement within the worldwide engineered fabrics community and it is fitting that they will be presented during IDEA10, the most important industry trade show of the year,” said Rory Holmes, president of INDA, the organizer of the triennial IDEA Conference and Exposition.

Matt Carey, publisher of Nonwovens Industry, pointed out that IDEA10 is an ideal venue for promoting and rewarding innovation in the industry. “We have been intimately involved in this industry for more than three decades, and this partnership with INDA allows us to recognize the individuals and companies that have made the industry what it is today,” he said.

The industry will select the recipients in each category through online voting beginning this week at both and Voting will remain open through April 1.

The finalists:


1. Elmarco: Nanofiber Production Equipment

2. ITW Dynatec: Vector Modular Metering Platform

3. Teknoweb Srl: Futura Wet Wipes Converting Machine

Raw Materials:

1. Bostik: Relyance Adhesive

2. Kraton Polymers:MD6705 Stretch Technology

3. Tredegar: Flex-Feel Elastic Laminate

Roll goods: (four finalists selected due to a tie in the selection voting)

1. Ahlstrom: Disruptor nonwoven water filter media

2. Hollingsworth & Vose: Capaceon filter media

3. PGI: Spinlace Nonwoven

4. Sandler AG: sawasorb exterior

Short Life Converted Product:

1. Henkel/Dial: Purex Complete 3-in-1 Laundry Sheets

2. Procter & Gamble: Always Infinity feminine hygiene pad

3. S.C. Johnson: Windex Outdoor All-in-One Cleaner

Long-life Converted Product:

1. DuPont: DuPont Nomex KD

2. OMNOVA Solutions: Ecore Advanced Wall Technology

3. TenCate: TenCate GeoDetect

For a complete description of the nominated finalists and to vote for the recipient of the IDEA10 Achievement Award in each of five categories, go to or

For more information on IDEA10 International Engineered Fabrics Conference and Expo, April 27-29, 2010 in Miami Beach, FL., go to

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