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INDA names three finalists for Hygienix Innovation Award

Oct '19
INDA has announced the names of the three finalists for the 2019 Hygienix Innovation Award, which will be presented at the fifth edition of Hygienix. The premier event for sustainable technologies, emerging markets, and technical innovations in the absorbent hygiene and personal care industry, will be held from November 11-14, 2019, in Houston, TX.

Game-changing products using nonwovens and engineered materials in a creative, novel, and technically sophisticated approach will be presented by three finalists, who were selected from over twenty contenders by INDA’s technical advisory board of technical professionals from member companies, according to INDA.

Regalite UltraPure from Eastman Chemical is the first finalist. It is a new innovative hydrocarbon resin with low odour, low VOC properties, and low trace chemicals. This new product gives formulators the freedom to formulate with SBS, SIS, or APO while getting the lowest odour and trace chemicals content for every hot melt chemistry used, and SBS/partially hydrogenated resin hot melt chemistry.

SMS Bico Fabric from Fitesa is the second finalist. It is a cutting-edge PE/PP spunbond and PE meltblown nonwoven imparting the softness of PE and the strength of a PP for hygiene applications in a SMS construction. The innovative fabric offers drapeability and liquid barrier properties as a transformative solution for the hygiene markets.

The FEUR system by Vemarei is the third finalist. It is a unique fecal incontinence protection system that features a discreet innovative pouch and pull cord design that is easy to remove after a bowel movement, providing continued cleanliness to the wearer. The FEUR system’s interior pad core is made from a highly absorbent nonwoven placed between two outer nonwoven layers welded together to create a channel for a pull cord that the wearer can pull at first sign of a bowel movement, thus creating an absorbent pouch container.

Finalists will present their innovations to over 500 industry professionals at Hygienix on November 12, 2019, for a conference participant vote. The Hygienix Innovation Award winner will be announced on November 14, 2019.

Hygienix will also feature the presentation of the INDA Lifetime Technical Achievement Award on November 12, 2019, to recognise an individual whose technical achievements have significantly contributed to the growth of the nonwovens industry. The event will also present the INDA Lifetime Service Award on November 13, 2019, to recognise an individual possessing a long-established record of service to INDA and the nonwovens industry as a whole.

Fibre2Fashion News Desk (GK)

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