Finalists Named for Fifth World of Wipes Innovation Award™

Attendees at annual World of Wipes® Conference in Chicago in June will vote for the recipient of 2012 Award

CARY,  N.C. — May 4, 2012 — Four finalists have been selected to compete for  the World of Wipes Innovation Award competition being held as part of  the annual World of  Wipes (WOW) Conference, set for June 5-7 at the Hotel InterContinental  in Chicago, Illinois.

The  annual WOW Conference, organized by INDA, Association of the Nonwoven  Fabrics Industry, is devoted solely to wipes, with a concentration on  substrates, active ingredients,  packaging, market metrics, industry challenges and market  opportunities, particularly in Asia and Europe. The World of Wipes  Innovation Award recognizes and rewards the industry members who bring  new and value-added processes and products to the wipes market.

The four finalists, chosen from products nominated by the industry, are:

  • Fibertect® High-tech Nonwoven Wipes, Oil and Vapor Sorbing Wipe, from Hobbs Bonded Fibers.  The multilayered wipe has both absorptive and adsorptive properties, a  unique combination that is needed to have both liquid wiping and toxic  vapor holding capability. Fibertect’s structure gives enough flexibility  to vary the fibers in the nonwoven layers  and can also be functionalized to achieve antimicrobial characteristics  and absorb different chemicals, acids and bases.
  • Raptor SAFE-T® Wipe (Substance Activated Fast Evaluation Technology), from Raptor Detection Technologies, LLC.  SAFE-T Wipes quickly and easily detect explosives and provide a simple  colorimetric indicator for the user and are available to military, law  enforcement and first responder organizations worldwide. SAFE-T  technology uses molecularly imprinted polymers that  act as functional sensors to detect multiple explosives in a single  wipe.
  • Table Turners® No-Rinse Sanitizing Wipes, from Sani Professional®. Table  Turners No-Rinse Sanitizing Wipes (TTSW) are a total cleaning solution  for foodservice operations. The product is EPA-registered and meets  guidelines for both front-of-house and back-of-house cleaning and  sanitizing of food contact surfaces. TTSW is a cost-saving  replacement for the traditional, cross-contamination prone, reusable  “rag and bucket” solutions.
  • Clean & Cream® Wet Wipes Cream Dispenser, from Wetnaps Ltd. Wetnaps is offering  wipes with nappy cream all in one package. The wipes travel pack  includes a container of baby cream, for quick and efficient baby or  cosmetic use. Inside the plastic lid, which covers the wipes exit, there  is a compartment with eight grams of cream. The compartment  is part of the package and can be refilled until wipes ran out.

The  four finalists will give 10-minute presentations during WOW 2012 and  attendees will then vote on the recipient of the 2012 World of Wipes  Innovation Award. The Award  will be presented during a session on the final morning of the  Conference.

Full  registration for INDA members is $1350 and $1895 for non-members.  Networking Registration, which allows access to the two evening  receptions and table-top displays,  is $595 for INDA members and $695 for non-members.

For more information on the 2012 World of Wipes International Conference: http://www.inda.org/events/wow12/index.html

INDA is the leading global association of the nonwoven fabrics industry.    Since 1968, INDA has provided a variety of industry focused networking  events to help members increase sales and market share.  INDA is the nonwoven industry’s premier source for market leading education, global  forecasts, testing standards and trend reports which provides members the information and knowledge to better plan and execute their business.  Through  its on-the-ground efforts in Washington DC, INDA provides members a strong voice within government on topics that affect the nonwovens industry.  For  more information visit www.inda.org.

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