INDEX™ Innovation Awards 

Winning an INDEX™ Award is the highest accolade that can be given to a company for achievement in the nonwovens and related industries. Award winners gain from improved standing within the nonwovens business community, as well as significant public relations advantages.  

INDEX™ Awards are only presented once every three years during the INDEX exhibition.

INDEX™20 takes place at Geneva Palexpo, Switzerland, from 07 to 10 September 2021.

“Winning an INDEX™ Award brought increased opportunities, and a greater prestige for my business” 
For any questions please contact
Giovanna Merola

Nominees in alphabetic order, are as follows:

Nonwoven Roll Goods:

  • Fa-Ma Jersey– Microfly ™ - nanocham AG+
  • Jacob Holm - Sontara® Dual
  • Sandler - New ADL

Finished products made from, or incorporating nonwovens:

  • Callaly - Tampliner®
  • Dupont De Nemours - Dupont™ Tychem® 2000 SFR
  • Hassan Group- Heatable Geosynthetic Material

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

  • Beaulieu Fibres International - UltraBond
  • Omya International - Omyafiber® 800 (Calcium Carbonate)
  • Pelsan – Biodegradable breathable film for hygiene & medical market

Innovation in machinery of special relevance to the nonwovens industry:

  • CAMPEN Machinery – New patented airlaid beater forming technology
  • Dienes Werke für Maschinenteile - Depth Control Senso Plus (Led)
  • GDM - Expandable Welding Wheel

Achievement for the most original marketing campaign for a product made from, or incorporating nonwovens:

  • Berry Global - J-Cloth® Plus Biodegradable Communication Campaign

Sustainable product:

  • Ahlstrom-Munksjö - Fiber+, Green Capsule oxygen barrier lid, compostable k-cup filter
  • Beaulieu International Group - Rewind - Forward thinking carpet
  • RKW – RKW HyJet® Crop Cover

Sustainable process or management practice:

  • Fatersmart – Closing the loop on used absorbent hygiene products
  • Diaper Recycling - Pureflow8
  • TiHive™ - TULIPZ

The INDEX™20 awards ceremony 

The winners will be presented with their specially commissioned bronze sculpture and a diploma.

Exposure during INDEX™20  "NEW"

The Innovation Lab , a dedicated area on the exhibition floor,  will have an area where the 3 nominees, including the winner, of each category, will be displayed throughout the 4 days of the Exhibition.

The intention is to showcase to visitors to the event just how innovation and sustainability drive the nonwovens industry forward. Increased exposure and enhanced visibility for your product or service and company, will ensure all applicants extract maximum value from their submissions.

Awards lab

The award

Designed by world-famous Belgian sculptor, Olivier Strebelle, the stunning work of art is both beautiful and representative of the diversity of EDANA’s members and their products. Olivier Strebelle (1927-2018), a renowned artist by the age of 20, today has sculptures displayed in major cities across Europe, the United States and Asia.



The INDEX™20 awards jury, comprised of 2 former senior nonwovens entrepreneurs and managers, a representative of the nonwovens industry trade press and two top academic nonwovens R&D experts, met in January to select the nominees in each of the 7 Awards categories, and to choose, from this group, the winner which will remain undisclosed until the 20th October Awards Ceremony.

Index jury

2017 winners

Berry Plastics, Glatfelter, Magic, GDM, Hassan Group and Suominen Corporation