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INDA unveils three finalists for RISE Innovation Award

Sep '19
INDA has announced the three finalists who will present innovative material science solutions as they compete for the prestigious RISE (Research, Innovation & Science for Engineered Fabrics) Innovation Award. The award will be given away during the ninth edition of the RISE conference, on September 24-25, 2019 at North Carolina State University, US.

The award recognises novel innovations within and on the periphery of the nonwovens industry that creatively use next-level science and engineering principles to solve material challenges and expand the usage of nonwovens and engineered fabrics, INDA said in a press release.

The first finalist is Surfaceskins antibacterial door push pads and pull handles by the Nonwovens Innovation & Research Institute (NIRI). Hand washing and gel dispensers clean hands, but as soon as a person touches a door they risk becoming contaminated from a previous door user. Surfaceskins are engineered to kill deposited germs and bacteria in the vital seconds between one user and the next passing through the door, thus helping prevent the spread of some of the germs and bacteria associated with healthcare associated infections (HAIs).

The second finalist is Reicofil 5, the RF5 technology, by Reifenhäuser Reicofil. The RF5 technology delivers the most productive, reliable, and efficient line technology Reifenhäuser has ever engineered. RF5’s intelligent production line reduces hard pieces by 90 per cent; increases output up to 1200 m/min; streamlines maintenance time; reduces energy consumption; improves quality and productivity; and increases uniformity, strength, and softness of engineered materials.

Remodelling Compound Hernia Patch by Shanghai Pine and Power Biotech is the third finalist. The use of traditional permanent synthetic materials for abdominal wall hernia repair can create short- and long-term complications for patient health. The Remodelling Compound Hernia Patch is an electrospun nanoscale patch designed to mimic more costly absorbable biological grafts. The new cost-effective patch serves as a growth medium for new cells, ultimately biodegrading, and has been shown to reduce the rate of postoperative complications and recurrence of hernias matching the performance of absorbable biological grafts.

RISE conference attendees, professionals in the nonwoven/engineered fabrics industry who are charged with finding what’s new to help advance their businesses, will vote for the recipient of the 2019 RISE?Innovation Award, on September 24, 2019. The winner will be announced on September 25, 2019. (GK)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India

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