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2014 Visionary Award nominees announced

December 17, 2013

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, announced five new consumer products that have been selected as finalists for the 2014 Visionary Award. This prestigious award will be presented during the annual VISION Consumer Products Conference, January 27-30, 2014, The Westin Galleria, Dallas, TX. Finalists for the award will make their presentations Wednesday morning during the conference and attendees will place their votes for the recipient.

“The Visionary Award recognizes new consumer products that expand the use of nonwovens and demonstrate uniqueness, novelty and technical sophistication,” says Dave Rousse, INDA president. “The many nominees for 2014 encompass these qualities and we are pleased to have such a wide variety of consumer products from which we chose these finalists. The Visionary Award finalist presentations are one of the highlights at VISION and attendees will be treated to some interesting, unique information on these five products.”

The five finalists are:

Company: Aireware Corp.
Product: Air Allergy Advanced Nasal Filter
Air Allergy is a discreet personal filter that helps protect from irritating airborne allergens. Air Allergy fits just inside the nose and uses filtration media from 3M to help stop allergens before they enter the system. Air Allergy is also lightly infused with a blend of premium essential oils that is shown to help reduce the symptoms associated with allergies.

Company: Beantown Bedding, LLC
Product: Laundry-free Linens
Compostable bed sheets that can be used for weeks and discarded guilt-free instead of laundering. Saves water, energy and time. They are ideal for camp, college, vacation homes, travel and healthcare. Hypoallergenic, USDA certified 100% bio-based.

Company: Butterfly Health, Inc.
Product: Butterfly Body Liners
Butterfly Liners are a new kind of personal hygiene product designed to provide secure protection from light to moderate accidental bowel leakage (ABL). Butterfly Liners fit comfortably and discreetly and are a good solution for those with ABL.

Company: Pacon Manufacturing Corp.
Product: Minwax Wood Finishing Cloths
Pre-moistened with water-based wood stain and a protective clear finish in a variety of rich wood tones. The new cloths package contains all the product you need to stain and protect unfinished wood, including a pair of gloves to wear during the application. The stain dries in one hour and the user can use soap and water to clean up.

Company: LBP Manufacturing, Inc.
Product: The UpShot Solution Filter
Unique to an UpShot filter is LBP’s innovative sidewall mesh design—made entirely from 100% polypropylene making all UpShot filters recyclable with other #5 plastics. LBP’s nonwoven technology allows for the optimal coffee to water ratio, more surface area plus more coffee means more full bodied flavor.

For more information or to register for VISION 2014, visit

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