Index: Presentation of Index 20 Awards now on...

Presentation of Index 20 Awards now online


On October 6, 2020, the Index 20 Innovation Awards will be presented in an online ceremony. Originally they were to have been presented at the largest global meeting place for players in the nonwovens industry, Index 20 in April in Geneva/Switzerland. However this has now been postponed to September 2021.

The Index 20 Innovation Awards are open to all Index 20 exhibitors and members of the international association serving the nonwovens and related industries, Edana, Brussels/Belgium, for products commercially available by January 31, 2020, and have been selected by a jury of experienced industry members. The Index 20 Innovation Awards are presented for the best examples of excellence in the industry, highlighting creativity and innovations from businesses of all sizes and roles within the sector.

The Awards are comprised of 7 categories covering all fields of the nonwovens supply chain, with a maximum of 3 nominees selected per category:

  • 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

-          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 - Depth Control Senso Plus (Led)

-          GDM - Expandable Welding Wheel

  • Achievement for the most original marketing campaign

-          Berry Global - J-Cloth Plus Biodegradable Communication Campaign

  • Sustainable Product

-          Ahlstrom-Munksjö - Fiber+, Green Capsule oxygen barrier lid, Compostable k-cup filter

-          Beaulieu Flooring Solutions - Rewind - Forward thinking carpet

-          RKW – RKW HyJet Crop Cover

  • Sustainable process or management practice

-          Diaper Recycling - Pureflow8

-          Fatersmart – Closing the loop on used absorbent hygiene products

-          TiHive - TULIPZ

Furthermore, during the weeks leading up to the live event, observers and participants in the nonwovens industry will be able to vote and  to view all the videos from the nominees posted on the indexnonwovens LinkedIn page

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