Three Finalists to Compete for Prestigious RISE® Durable Product Award

rise_press_image-01Most Innovative Durable Nonwoven to be Awarded at INDA’s RISE® Conference 
Jan. 25-28 in New Orleans

Cary, NC – Dec. 10, 2015 – Three finalists have been nominated for the prestigious Research, Innovation & Science for Engineered Fabrics Conference (RISE) Durable Product Award that recognizes innovation in new commercial nonwoven durable products.

The fifth annual award will be presented at INDA’s RISE Conference Jan. 25-28 at the Le Méridien Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana. Last year, the coveted honor went to the Fitesa 100 Percent Biobased Spunbond material.

Technical and marketing executives in the nonwoven/engineered fabrics industry who are charged with finding new applications, new technology, and new ideas to help grow their businesses will vote for the recipient of the 2016 RISE Durable Product Award, following presentations by each of the finalists at the conference. The winner will be named on Jan. 28.

The RISE conference program will cover industry opportunities and challenges, machinery advancements, energy economics and olefin trends, innovative hygiene technologies, and advanced materials.

The finalists include nonwoven machinery, manufacturing technology, and a new material. The products offer customers such benefits as improving efficiencies and performance, and opening new markets and end uses.

Competing for the 2016 award are:

  • Groz-Beckert: Gebecon Needle

The new Gebecon machine needle offers the advantages of a standard conical needle when it comes to reducing needle breakage with the advantages of a standard working blade. The stability of the Gebecon needle provides a high surface quality with excellent results in needling efficiency. The company reports this new needle has been an instant market success with all customers who ran trials in the U.S. placing orders for additional needles. This needle could be used in a number of different market areas.

  • Suominen: Fibrella Lite

Fibrella Lite is an example of the innovative application of technology allowing the matching of traditionally incompatible nonwoven features like softness, strength and lightweight together in one material, according to the company. Fibrella Lite nonwovens meet the exacting requirements for a light yet stretchable material with strength and elongation properties required in laminates for absorbent hygiene products in baby care and adult incontinence applications.

  • ITW Dynatec: Ultra SCS

Coming soon to the market, the Ultra Strand Coating System (SCS) can provide customers with the highest line efficiencies. The new technology features a patent pending design and the most accurate and highest efficiency adhesive coating on strands, the company said. It is designed to provide users with the best product performance and fewer product issues.  Recent tests showed Ultra-SCS performance surpassed expectations for creep performance.

RISE has connected technical innovation in engineered fabrics with practical applications since 2010. It is a conference growing in appeal to Business/Product Development Professionals, Innovation Teams, Product Managers, Research Engineers, and other Technical Scouts.

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