The Readi Mask was selected over four other finalists by the attendees at the tenth annual VISION Conference, which was held from January 10-12 at the Park Hyatt in Carlsbad, California. The annual VISION Conference is organized by INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, and each year it brings together hundreds of executives from nonwovens and consumer products companies around the world for three days of education and networking.
Readi Mask is a patented Particle Respirator designed to eliminate the problems with mask fit that plague the respirator market. Readi Mask is light, portable, effective and made in the USA. It utilizes DelStar’s electrostatically charged DelPore melt blown media and a medical grade adhesive is used around the entire perimeter of the mask.
Now in its tenth year, the Visionary Award is presented to a new consumer product that utilizes nonwoven fabrics in its final form. The five finalists made presentations during VISION 2011 and conference attendees voted for the recipient of the 2011 Visionary Award.
Mike Jacobsen and Rory Holmes presented the Visionary Award to John Schwind and Karen Conte of Global Safety First.
The other four finalists were:
Kimberly-Clark's Huggies Jeans Diaper — The Huggies Jeans Diaper has a unique blue denim appearance with printed graphics that replicate authentic blue jeans. The U.S. introduction included a newly developed pigmented and printed nonwoven outercover and matching components such as nonwoven stretch ears and a nonwoven landing zone.