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INDEX17 award
24/02/2017

EDANA Announces nominees for the INDEX™17 Awards

EDANA’s INDEX™17 Awards are the highest accolade for the best examples of excellence in the industry, highlighting creativity and innovations from businesses of all sizes, and from all parts of the nonwovens supply chain. The Awards ceremony will take place on the EDANA stand at 10 am on Tuesday 4th April, the opening day of the exhibition.

INDEX™17, the largest global meeting place between the players in the nonwovens supply chain and their customers, will again showcase the INDEX™ 17 Awards for “Excellence in the nonwovens and related industries”.

The Awards ceremony will take place on the EDANA stand at 10 am on Tuesday 4th April, the opening day of the exhibition.

EDANA’s INDEX™17 Awards are the highest accolade for the best examples of excellence in the industry, highlighting creativity and innovations from businesses of all sizes, and from all parts of the nonwovens supply chain.

The INDEX™17 awards jury, comprised of a former senior nonwovens entrepreneur and manager, a representative of the nonwovens industry trade press, an international independent consultant and two top academic nonwovens R&D experts, met in January to select the nominees, if any, in each of the 8 Awards categories, and to choose, from this group, the winner which will remain undisclosed until the 4th April Awards Ceremony.

Companies could submit only one product or process application per category, and products must have been commercially available as from 31st January 2017.  Additionally, products or campaigns must not have been commercially launched before April 2014.

In view of the number of eligible applications, the task of the jury has been particularly long, and, keeping up with the highly demanding selection criteria, it has decided to nominate candidates in only 6 of the 8 Awards categories.

Nominees for each of these, in alphabetic order, are as follows:

Nonwoven Roll Goods          

  • Atex – 3D Scrubbing Spunbond
  • Berry Plastics - NuviSoft™    
  • Jacob Holm & Sons - SoftFlush®  

Finished or composite products made from, or incorporating nonwovens

  • Glatfelter - Dreamweaver Gold™ 20 microns
  • Nonwovens Innovation & Research Institute - Surfaceskins
  • TWE Group - Amphibia

Raw materials or components (e.g. fibre, binder, polymer, tape), of special relevance to the nonwovens industry and related converted products

  • H.B. Fuller - Conforma™
  • Henkel - Technomelt®
  • Magic – Spongel

Innovation in machinery of special relevance to the nonwovens industry

  • Autefa Solutions – V- Jet Injector  
  • GDM - Rear Wing Zero Waste
Sustainable Product
  • Hassan Group - Self Sufficient Relief Tents

Sustainable process or management practice

  • Mobi-Air – Mobi-Chill
  • Suominen Corporation - Blind Hiring recruitment process
 

For more information about the exhibition, or to register as a visitor, please visit the dedicated INDEX™17 website: www.index17.org.

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