At the INDEX opening ceremonies, EDANA announced the winners of the INDEX 11 Awards, the highest accolade for the best examples of excellence in the nonwovens and related industries in several categories. In the nonwoven roll goods category, Freudenberg Nonwovens won for Lutraflor, an automotive carpet for cars, trucks and buses. PGI�s SafeCover Insect Repellent Blanket won in the finished product category; in marketing achievement, Colquimica won for the �Creating Happy People� campaign.
Raw materials or component�innovation was awared to Dow Europe for the Primal Econext 201 binder; machinery-innovation in machinery of special relevance to the nonwovens industry was given to GDM/AccuSentry for the Automated Inspection with Single-Diaper Culling Technology.
Sustainable Process or Management Practice: PGI Nonwovens�PGI Sustainability Process; 3M-Pollution Prevention Pays (3P) Program; and Tredegar-Flowertool method for measuring environmental impact.