Who Will Win the Prestigious Hygienix Innovation Award™?

Submit Nominations to Recognize Your New Absorbent Hygiene Innovations

Cary, NC, April 24, 2018 – INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, announces online nominations are now open for the prestigious Hygienix Innovation Award. The Award recognizes a new product or technology innovation in the absorbent hygiene and personal care sector that uses nonwoven fabrics in novel, technically sophisticated, uniquely creative and expansive ways.

The Award will be presented at Hygienix 2018, Nov. 5-8 at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, in Orlando, Florida. Nominations will be accepted online through Monday, July 16 at

Nominees will be selected from a broad range of new products or technologies that have been commercially available at most two years prior to Hygienix 2018. Nominees can include end product components, fabrication techniques, or products that use a nonwoven technology in manufacturing.

Award categories include feminine care products, diapers, incontinence products, raw materials, equipment technology, reusable products or technologies, and composites or laminates that use nonwovens.

Three finalists will present their innovations to over 500 participants at Hygienix, the premier event for the absorbent hygiene and personal care markets. The winner will be announced Thursday, Nov. 8.

Last year’s Hygienix Innovation Award was presented to Advanced Absorbent Technologies Inc. for their ALYNE Protective Underwear that manages fluid absorption in protective underwear by using multiple layers of superabsorbent polymers (SAPs) that absorb at different rates, from quick absorption to complete absorption without bulkiness.

The 2017 event in Austin, Texas attracted 530 industry professionals to connect with the latest innovations and trends in the largest of the nonwovens segment—absorbent hygiene and personal care. Participants benefited from forward thinking market and business insights as well as one-on-one engagement with 14+ hours of networking events.

The Hygienix 2018 Conference will explore exclusive content in these dynamic areas:

  • FemCare Opportunities
  • Absorbent Hygiene Product Advancements
  • End-of-Life Challenges for Disposable Products
  • Haptics – Softness, Fit, and Odor Control
  • Urinary and Fecal Incontinence Consumer Needs
  • Absorbent Hygiene Test Methods and Standards
  • Market and Economic Trends
  • Megatrends and Innovation

The event will also feature Dine with Industry Thought Leaders, where participants dine in small groups with an elite decision maker; networking opportunities to connect with fellow participants; and tabletop displays with two evening receptions.

For information on the Hygienix Innovation Award nomination, contact Deanna Lovell,, 919-459-3719. For registration information on Hygienix 2018, visit

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 or call 919-459-3700.