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INDA Seeks WOW Innovation Award Nominations

December 20, 2016

Online nominations must be submitted by Feb. 20, 2017

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, is accepting nominations for the World of Wipes Innovation Award. The award recognizes and rewards a product or technology innovation within the entire wipes value chain that expands the use of nonwoven fabrics and demonstrates advancements in creativity, novelty of approach, uniqueness, and technical sophistication. Online nominations are accepted until Feb. 20, 2017. 

Nominees will be selected from a broad range of industry categories including raw materials, roll goods, machinery, converting, packaging, lotions, active ingredients, binders, additives, and end products.

Three finalists will be chosen to present their innovation to the industry at the 11th annual World of Wipes (WOW) International Conference, June 12-15, 2017, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, TN.

The winner of the award will be announced Thursday morning, June 15, at the conference before hundreds of industry professionals and media editors. Last year’s conference attracted more than 400 registrants to discuss wipes business, gain information from over 25 relevant presentations, and interact during receptions, breaks, and organized dinners.

“Everyone who is anyone in the wipes industry will be on hand to see the next generation of technical advancements compete for the World of Wipes Innovation Award,” says Dave Rousse, INDA president. “This is an enormous recognition opportunity for new products introduced in the past year. We look forward to seeing another extraordinary slate of nominees for this award.”

Last year’s World of Wipes Innovation Award was presented to Tec Laboratories for their Tecnu Bites & Stings Medicated Itch and Pain Relief Wipes. Prior winners include Clorox: ScrubSingles Kitchen pads (2015), Sertun Rechargeable Sanitizer Indicator Towels, from ITW Professional Brands (2014), TapeMark, Snapplicator (2013) and Sani Professional Table Turners No-Rinse Sanitizing Wipes (2012).

The 2017 World of Wipes (WOW) International Conference features premium content in the areas of consumer research, business and market intelligence, packaging, regulatory intelligence, safety and testing, substrates, sustainability, and flushability. The preliminary program for WOW 2017 will be announced mid-January.

The popular “Dine with an Industry Thought Leader” returns to WOW 2017 where participants dine in small groups with a notable industry leader of their choice to discuss prominent industry and business issues. Other exceptional networking opportunities include three receptions, world-class tabletop displays, and numerous coffee breaks.

For information about the World of Wipes Innovation Award, contact Linda Gowen, or 1-919-459-3720. For more information on WOW 2017, visit 

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