INDA Announces Nominees for IDEA13 Achievement Awards

Industry members will vote on three finalists per category and the winners will be announced at IDEA13 in Miami Beach in April

CARY, NC — January 17, 2013 — A total of 15 of the most innovative and successful new products in the nonwovens and engineered fabrics industries over the past three years have been nominated as finalists for the prestigious IDEA13 Achievement Awards. The finalists were selected from submissions in five categories and the winners will be announced during the IDEA13 International Engineered Fabrics Conference and Expo, April 22-25, 2013 in Miami Beach, Florida.

The IDEA13 Achievement Awards, sponsored by INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics industry, in partnership with Nonwovens Industry magazine, recognize the leading new products in five categories – Short-Life Converted Product, Long-Life Converted Product, Equipment, Raw Materials and Roll Goods – in the global engineered fabrics industry introduced since IDEA10.

“These IDEA Achievement Awards promote innovation and recognize outstanding achievement within the worldwide engineered fabrics community and it is fitting that they will be presented during IDEA13, the most important industry trade show of the year,” says Dave Rousse, President of INDA, the organizer of the triennial IDEA Conference and Exposition.

Matt Carey, publisher of Nonwovens Industry, agrees that IDEA13 is an ideal venue for promoting and rewarding innovation in the industry. “We have been intimately involved in this industry for more than three decades, and this partnership with INDA allows us to recognize the individuals and companies that have made the industry what it is today,” Carey says.

The industry will select the recipients in each category through online voting beginning this week at Voting will remain open through March 29, 2013.

The Finalists: 

Converted Products (Short-Life)

1. Ecovative: Ecovative Mushroom® Packaging 2. ITW Dymon: Raptor Safe-T® Wipe (Substance Activated Fast Evaluation Technology) 3. Rockline Industries: Bissell® Stomp ‘N Go® Stain Lifting Pads

Converted Product (Long-life)

1. Desa Co.: Technology 3DESA (3D Economical System of Aspiration)

2. First Line Technology: FiberTect® Composite Substrate

3. Hunter Douglas: DuoTone Honeycomb Window Shade


1. ITW Dynatec: Surge Adhesive Applicator

2. Nordson®: Allegro™ Elastic Attachment Nozzle

3. Xanofi: XanoShear™ Nanofiber Machine

 Raw Materials

1. Dow Chemical: Infuse™ OBC Elastomer

2. Dow Chemical: Rhoplex™ Econext™ Binders 3. Sandler AG: Bio Textile Bio-wipes Substrate

 Roll Goods

1. Bonar: Colback® Face to Face Primary Carpet Backing

2. Hollingsworth & Vose: NanoWave® Filtration Media

3. Technical Absorbents (Bluestar Fibres): KoolSorb Fabric

For a complete description of the nominated finalists and to vote for the recipient of the IDEA13 Achievement Award in each of five categories, go to

IDEA13 International Engineered Fabrics Conference and Exposition will be held April 22-25, 2013 at the Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami Beach, Fla. Leading edge global companies from all segments of the nonwovens industry will be among the 400+ exhibitors from around the world. For more information or to register for IDEA13:


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

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