INDA Names Finalists for IDEA16 Achievement Awards

Honor the greatest achievements in nonwovens for IDEA16 Achievement Awards

The brightest innovation across the nonwovens and engineered fabrics industry will be recognized at the industry's preeminent event with IDEA16 Achievement Awards.  

IDEA16 Achievement Awards

Presented by INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, in partnership with Nonwovens Industry magazine, the awards are presented every three years in conjunction with the IDEA conference and exhibition. 

The IDEA16 Achievement Awards will recognize the leading companies, individuals, and new products in the global nonwovens and engineered fabrics industry. The awards will be presented during IDEA16, May 2-5, 2016, at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.  

INDA's Technical Advisory Board has selected the finalists. Industry professionals can now select their top choices in each category on the magazine's website. 

Voting is now open online at:

Votes will be accepted until April 1.

"These IDEA Achievement Awards promote innovation and recognize outstanding achievement within the worldwide engineered fabrics community and it is appropriate that they will be presented during IDEA16, the singularly most important industry event show of the year," says Dave Rousse, President of INDA, the organizer of the triennial IDEA Conference and Exposition.

Finalists range from a new patterning process to form special and unique artwork within flushable wipes substrates, and a laminate that passes the highest level of protection against viruses in the surgical gown and protective apparel industry to a fluff pulp made of 100 percent highly sustainable Eucalyptus planted and harvested in Brazil.

The finalists are:

IDEA16 Equipment Achievement Award – Best new equipment introduction IDEA16 Roll Goods Achievement Award – Best new roll goods introduction IDEA16 Raw Material Achievement Award – Best new fiber/raw material introduction IDEA16 Short-Life Product Achievement Award – Best new disposable product utilizing engineered fabrics IDEA16 Long-Life Product Achievement Award – Best new durable product utilizing engineered fabrics

For information on the nomination process, contact award coordinator Linda Gowen at (919) 459-3720 or