The RISE Innovation Award recognizes innovations in 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. The 3 finalists for the award have been announced by the Association of the Nonwovens Fabrics Industry, INDA, Cary, NC/USA, and will present their innovative material science solutions during the 11th edition of the Research, Innovation & Science for Engineered Fabrics Conference, (RISE) to be held virtually on September 28-30, 2021.
The 2021 RISE Innovation Award finalists are:
Canopy, Katonah, NY/USA - Canopy respirator
Canopy is an innovative respirator that is fully mechanical, non-electrostatic, with a filter designed for superior breathability while offering the wearer facial transparency. The patented design resists fluids and eliminates fogging of eyeglasses.
Johns Manville – Evalith 1000 Series
The Alpha Binder is a formaldehyde-free, high bio-carbon content, toxic-free binder formulation ideal for carpet mat applications. The resulting glass mats made of Alpha Binder are named “Evalith 1000” and reduce energy consumption during manufacturing by over 70% compared to alternative petroleum-based binders.
TiGuard, LLC, Palm Beach, FL/USA – fiber coated, heat sealable, breathable, hybrid membrane, fabric protection
TiGuard protective fabric is a construction of monolithic or hybrid imperious/moisture eliminating membranes with a surface covered with micro-fiber. These nonwovens are a multi-layer all polyester fabric specifically for chemical and microbial protective fabrics, products, and garments.
In 2020, the RISE Innovation Award was presented to The Nonwovens Institute for their Spunbond High Efficiency Filter.