INDA names three finalists for WOW Innovation Award

Sustainable, problem-solving products are the themes of this year’s finalists for the World of Wipes Innovation Award, which will be presented at the 16th Annual World of Wipes® International Conference, June 27-30, at the Marriott Marquis of Chicago, Illinois. The three products vying for this prestigious award are: an all-natural substitute for the plastic fibers of Bast Fiber Technologiesa 3D dual-textured cleansing wipe from Fitesa and an eco-friendly disposable wipe from Nice-Pak.

INDA The Technical Advisory Committee selected finalists from nearly 20 submissions based on their creativity, novelty, uniqueness, technical sophistication across the nonwoven wipes value chain and expansion. the use of nonwovens.

Attendees of the 2022 World of Wipes (WOW) International Conference will have the opportunity to help select the winner after presentations by company representatives on June 28. The winner will be announced June 30 at 11 a.m.

Kimberly-Clark Scott® 24-Hour Disinfecting Wipes received the 2021 World of Wipes Innovation Award®.

This year’s international WOW in-person conference is expected to attract more than 400 top-level wipes professionals from all wipes segments, repeating last year’s live event which hosted 475 wipes professionals from 14 countries in Atlanta. , Georgia.

The three companies vying for the award (in alphabetical order) are:

Bast Fiber Technologies – Sero® Hemp Fibers
Bast Fiber Technologies’ sero® hemp fibers offer the nonwovens industry an all-natural substitute for plastic fibers. From dedicated production facilities based in the European Union (EU) and the United States, BFT transforms raw bast fibers into premium natural fibers, ideal for applications ranging from single-use and durable wipes to applications industrial. Suitable for minority or majority blends, sero® hemp combines easily with standard nonwoven fibers to produce fabrics that meet industry requirements for strength, uniformity and processing efficiency.

Fitesa – Dual Texture 3D Wipe
In response to the need for improved composite materials for cleaning surfaces, Fitesa has introduced a new dual texture 3D embossed wiper. This new nonwoven features exceptional cleaning ability, durability, dirt/debris capture and fluid recovery. Several configurations are offered, including MSM (Meltblown SpunBond, Meltblown), MSMSM (Meltblown, SMS, Meltblown), and more. All can be customized with rubbed surfaces and 3D relief options as well as ‘green’ options such as polylactic acid. Features include exceptional abrasion resistance for wiping longevity, significantly improved debris capture ability; and the durability of the wipes lifespan compared to competitors. The pad is made with two different surface polymers to improve roughness (scrubbing side) and softness (finishing side).

Nice ‘N CLEAN® SecureFLUSHTM Technology Flushable Wipes by Nice-Pak
After six years of rigorous testing and development, Nice-Pak launched flushable wipes with SecureFLUSH™ technology, a 100% cellulose nonwoven that is strong and durable, yet breaks down five times faster than leading brand of two-ply toilet paper. A special “lock and key” design of fibers and plant-based formulas uses patent-pending technology to make the product strong and durable while breaking down quickly when rinsed to ensure responsible care of plumbing and sewage.

This year’s WOW conference sessions focus on: circular and sustainable wipes, challenges in the wipes supply chain, nonwoven substrates for more sustainable wipes, trends in the wipes market and among consumers, disinfection issues and new technologies, trends in sustainable wipes packaging and developments in disposables Questions.