Website Registration Open to Attend IDEA®19

Preeminent Event for Nonwovens & Engineered Fabrics Miami Beach, Florida

Slate of Regional Market Experts among Event Highlights

Cary, NC Jan. 15, 2019 – INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, announces the website is open for registration to attend IDEA® 19, the triennial global event for the nonwovens & engineered fabrics industry to be held at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami Beach, Florida USA, March 25-28, 2019  

The event is expected to attract more than 7,000 attendees and over 500 exhibitors from 70 plus countries across the spectrum of nonwovens and engineered fabric sectors from hygiene, medical, and filtration to automotive, geotextiles, building, construction, and home furnishings – to conduct business with current and prospective customers.

Highlights of the event include daily market intelligence sessions where industry experts present actionable data, key drivers and educated insights for business opportunities in critical regions. Experts include: 

CHINA:  Chuanxiong (Eric) Zhang, Ph.D., Secretary General, China Nonwovens and Industry Textiles Association (CNITA) – The Nonwoven Markets of China

SOUTH AMERICA: Francisco Tascón, Product Marketing Manager, South America, Berry Global, Inc. – The Disposable Hygiene Markets of South America

NORTH AMERICABrad Kalil, Director of Market Research & Statistics, INDA – Global Industry Statistics

ASIA:  Dr. Hiroaki Kanai, President, Kanai Juyo Kogyo Co., Ltd. and ANFA Chairman. – The Nonwoven Markets of Asia

EUROPE: Pierre Wiertz, General Manager, EDANA – The Nonwoven Markets of Greater Europe

Other highlights of the event include the presentation of the prestigious IDEA® 19 Lifetime Achievement Award to honor an individual who has given his or her best both personally and professionally to serve INDA and the industry, and the IDEA® Achievement Awards organized by INDA in partnership with Nonwovens Industry Magazine. The IDEA® Achievement Awards occur every three years in conjunction with IDEA® to honor leading companies and new products (since IDEA®16) in the global engineered fabrics industry in six categories: equipment, roll goods, raw materials, converted products (short-life), and converted products (long-life), and entrepreneur. Finalists will be announced Feb. 1, 2019.

The IDEA®16 Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Leo Cancio, advisor at Clopay Plastic Products. IDEA®16 Achievement Award Winners included:


ITW Dynatec’s Ultra Strand Coating System

Fibers/Raw Materials: 
BASF’s SAVIVA SAP Technology

Roll Goods: 
Jacob Holm’s SoftLite lightweight nonwovens

Short-Life Converted Product: 
WipeMeWorld’s WipeMe® flushable wipe on a roll

Long-Life Converted Product: 
Impossible Objects, LLC’s Composite-Based Additive Manufacturing (CBAM) 3D printed pieces

Mogul Nonwovens and Diaper Recycling Technology/MobiAir

“We return IDEA to a fully modernized facility in Miami Beach that will make this event a most memorable experience.  We’ve had a great response to our triennial global event and exhibit space sales have already been brisk,” said Dave Rousse, INDA president.

For attendance information contact Tracie Leatham, email, +1 (919) 459-3726 or visit:  For exhibit information contact Joe Tessari, email, +1 (919) 459-3729. #IDEA19

About INDA

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, serves hundreds of member companies in the nonwovens/engineered fabrics industry in global commerce. Since 1968, INDA events have helped members connect, learn, 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. For more information, visit