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IDEA Awards Slated for Tomorrow

April 27, 2010

Five companies will be honored at 10 a.m. ceremony.

The IDEAAchievements Awards, which recognize innovation in the global engineered fabrics industry, will be awarded in a special ceremony beginning tomorrow at 10 a.m.

Five winners were selected from a total of 16 finalists by the entire nonwovens industry through online voting during the month of March. Awards will be given out in five categories– Equipment, Raw Materials, Roll Goods, Short-Life End Product and Long-Life End Product.

“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 awards co-sponsor 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 finalists were:


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

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