Deadline for Prestigious IDEA® Achievement Awards Has Been Extended to Tuesday, February 1st!

INDA is extending the nomination deadline to the start of February to allow the nonwovens industry more opportunities to recognize and celebrate its exceptional innovations.

Cary, NC, December 16, 2021 – INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, and Nonwovens Industry Magazine have extended the due date for nominations for the prestigious IDEA® Achievement Awards.  IDEA® is the preeminent event for the nonwovens and engineered fabrics conference and exposition and will be held at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami Beach, Florida USA, March 28-31, 2022.

The IDEA® Achievement Awards recognize leading companies and new innovations (since IDEA® in 2019) in the global engineered fabrics industry in six categories. Companies can nominate their products, or their customers’ products in as many categories as applicable, which are:

  • Sustainability Advancement (advances one or more elements of sustainability or circularity since 2019)
  • Equipment (best new equipment introduction since 2019)
  • Raw Materials (best new raw materials introduction since 2019)
  • Short-Life (best new disposable product introduction since 2019)
  • Long-Life (best new durable product introduction since 2019)
  • Nonwoven Product (best new nonwoven product introduction since 2019)

The submission deadline is now extended to February 1, 2022.  Selections will be made by members of the industry voting through Nonwovens Industry Magazine. Selection of the Entrepreneur Award will be made by Nonwovens Industry Magazine.

Details on the IDEA® Achievement Awards criteria and eligibility are available on:   To submit a candidate for an award please visit

IDEA® Achievement Award Winners in 2019 included:


A.Celli Nonwovens S.P.A.: A.Celli Vision System (DMS 4.0)

Raw Materials:

Lenzing AG: Veocel™ Lyocell fibers with Eco Cycle Technology

Nonwoven Product:

Fitesa: Fitesa 100% BioBase PLA Softs

Short-Life Converted Product:

Callaly: Tampliner®

Long-Life Converted Product:

Soteria Battery Innovation Group: Soteria Battery Architecture


P&G Venture Labs

The highly successful IDEA® in 2019 attracted 6,500+ industry participants, and over 500 exhibitors from more than 70 countries to advance their business in nonwovens and engineered fabrics. The 2022 event marks the 21st edition of IDEA®, with the show originating in 1971.

Along with the IDEA® Achievement Awards, highlights of the global industry event include hundreds of exhibitors presenting their latest innovations; a conference featuring pandemic impacts on the global nonwoven supply chain and recovery for China, South America, Asia, North America, and Europe; and a series of short course training opportunities called “Nonwoven Essentials,” led by industry experts.

“We look forward to welcoming the entire nonwovens and engineered materials industry at IDEA® 2022 in Miami Beach. Industry professionals across the global value chain will convene in person to conduct business, gather the latest market intelligence, and see the newest innovations,” said Dave Rousse, INDA President.

Details on the IDEA® Achievement Award criteria and eligibility are available on:  For information on exhibiting at IDEA® contact Joe Tessari: email, +1 919 459 3729 or visit:  To nominate a product for an IDEA® Achievement Award, visit:

For details on the IDEA® Achievement Awards, contact: Chris Plotz, Director of Education & Technical Affairs,

About INDA

INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, serves hundreds of member companies in the nonwovens / engineered fabrics industry doing business globally. Since 1968, INDA networking events have helped members connect, innovate and develop their businesses. INDA educational courses, market data, test methods, consultancy and issue advocacy help members succeed by providing them the information they need to better plan and execute their business strategies. INDA Media is the business-to-business publishing arm of INDA and publisher of International Fiber Journal and International Filtration News, which reach a vast network of professionals who employ fibers, filaments, and filtration systems to optimize their application environments. For more information, visit