INDA, Nonwovens Industry Team Up For IDEA Awards

June 14, 2005

prestigious awards ceremony to highlight IDEA 04

For the second consecutive IDEA show, INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, Cary, NC, and Nonwovens Industry, Ramsey, NJ, are co-sponsoring the IDEA Achievement Awards program, designed to award innovation within the nonwovens and engineered fabrics industries.

Like the inaugural IDEA Achievement Awards, presented at IDEA 01 in Miami in April 2001, the IDEA 04 Achievement Awards will recognize the leading companies, individuals and new products in the global engineered fabrics industry. The awards will be presented during the Opening Keynote Presentation at IDEA 04, April 27-29, 2004, at the Miami Convention Center in Miami Beach, FL.

“The incredible reach of our industry suppliers and converters gives us the opportunity to promote innovation and recognize outstanding achievement within the worldwide engineered fabrics community, especially during the IDEA show,” said Dennis Tavernetti, global vice president at BBA Nonwovens and recently elected chairman of INDA, the organizer of the triennial IDEA Conference and Exposition. “By partnering with Nonwovens Industry we are able to reach all corners of the world in search of these individuals and companies deserving of industry-wide recognition.”

Rod Zilenziger, Jr., publisher of Nonwovens Industry, pointed out that IDEA 04 is an ideal venue for promoting and rewarding innovation in the industry. “We have been intimately involved in this industry for more than 30 years, 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 IDEA Achievement Awards will be presented in six categories:
IDEA 04 Equipment Achievement Award: Given to the machinery supplier with the best equipment new product introduction since IDEA 01.
IDEA 04 Roll Goods Achievement Award: Given to the company with the best roll goods new product introduction since IDEA 01.
IDEA 04 Raw Material Achievement Award: Given to the company with the best fiber/raw material new product introduction since IDEA 01.
IDEA 04 Short-Life Product Achievement Award: Presented for the best new disposable product using engineered fabrics introduced since IDEA 01.
IDEA 04 Long-Life Product Achievement Award: To be presented for the best new durable product utilizing engineered fabrics introduced since IDEA 01.
The IDEA 04 Entrepreneur Achievement Award: For the company founded since IDEA 01 that has made a significant impact on the engineered fabrics industry.

In addition, an IDEA Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to an individual or company that has contributed to the advancement of the industry for at least 20 years. Wayne Hays, one of the founders of INDA and a pioneer in the business of nonwovens, received the inaugural IDEA Lifetime Achievement Award at IDEA 01.

2001 IDEA Award Winners
Lifetime Achievement Wayne Hays
Short-Life End Use Procter & Gamble, Swiffer
Long-Life End Use Colbond, Colback
Fibers/Chemical Eastman Chemical, Eastar Bio Copolyester
Equipment Dilo, Hyperpunch
Roll Goods PTI, K-Flex
Entrepreneur Mogul Spunbond Nonwovens

The entire engineered fabrics industry will have the opportunity to nominate companies for each of the six awards through a number of outlets, including the INDA website at www.inda.org and through the Nonwovens Industry website at www.nonwovens-industry.com. A selection committee will then select three finalists in each category and, later this year, and in early 2004, members of the industry will have the opportunity to vote on the recipient in each category.

The winners will be revealed during a gala ceremony kicking off the Keynote Presentation at IDEA 04 in Miami Beach. Anyone wishing to submit a nomination in any of the seven categories can do so at www.nonwovens-industry.com or at www.inda.org or by contacting project coordinator Michael Jacobsen at 201-612-6601; mjacobsen@inda.org.

Click here for the nomination form.

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