WOW Innovation Award

World of Wipes Innovation Award®

The WOW Innovation Award® will recognize innovation within the entire wipes value chain that utilizes nonwoven fabric/technology in a way that expands the usage of nonwovens.  Nominees will be selected from various categories such as raw materials, roll goods, converting, packaging, active ingredients, binders, additives and end products.  Nominated products should demonstrate advancements in one or more of the following categories:

  • Creativity (Was there imaginative skill used to create a solution to a known problem?)
  • Novelty of approach (Is the method or thought process used to create the product new?)
  • Uniqueness (Is this the only product of its type in the marketplace?)
  • Technical sophistication (Does the product/process use nonwoven technology in an intellectually elegant manner?)

Award Methodology:

Finalists will present their innovation to the industry at WOW 2016.  Voting shall be weighted equally across three voting bodies: the Technical Advisory Board (TAB), the affiliated Conference Committee and the respective Conference attendees.  Each group shall vote separately and be given equal weight in the final determination of the award winner. Once the weighted votes have been tabulated onsite, the winner will be announced during the scheduled conference hours.

  1. INDA's Technical Advisory Board (TAB), consisting of INDA's President and Technical Director plus industry members with a technical background, shall first the select the award finalists from all submissions and then vote on the finalist that best embodies the award criteria. Product scores will be the percentage of TAB votes obtained carried out to two (2) decimal places. INDA personnel will vote on which products make the Finalist category, but not on which shall be the winner of the Award.  This will be one third of the total score for a product finalist.
  2. The Conference Committee, consisting of an INDA staff coordinator and industry members from the market segment of the conference, shall vote on the finalist. Product scores will be the percentage of Committee votes obtained carried out to two (2) decimal places. This will be one third of the total score for a product finalist. TAB Members on the Conference Committee shall vote only once and INDA staff shall not vote.
  3. The Conference attendees who register and receive a ballot as part of their registration fee shall vote for the finalist. Product scores will be the percentage of the attendee votes obtained carried out to two (2) decimal places. This will be one third of the total score for a product finalist. TAB members and Conference Committee members shall vote only once either in their group or as an attendee.
  4. The winning finalist shall be determined by totaling the voting percentages from the three voting groups and announced during the scheduled conference hours.