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Prestigious IDEA Achievement Awards to be Presented at Preeminent Event for Nonwovens & Engineered Fabrics, Miami Beach, Florida, March 25-28, 2019
INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry and Nonwovens Industry Magazine announced the opening of nominations for the prestigious IDEA Achievement Awards. IDEA® is the triennial global event for the nonwovens + engineered fabrics conference and exposition to be held at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami Beach, Florida, USA, March 25-28, 2019.
The IDEA19 Achievement Awards honor leading companies and new products (since IDEA16) in the global engineered fabrics industry in six categories. Nominations now open for acceptance from the categories of equipment, roll goods, raw materials, converted products (short-life), and converted products (long-life), and entrepreneur. Submission deadline is December 13, 2018. Details on the IDEA Achievement Awards criteria and eligibility are available on: http://www.inda.org/awards/IDEA-Achievement-Award.html. To nominate a company please visit https://www.nonwovens-industry.com/idea19-achievement-awards
IDEA2016 Achievement Award Winners included:
ITW Dynatec’s Ultra Strand Coating System
BASF’s SAVIVA™ SAP Technology
Jacob Holm’s SoftLite™ lightweight nonwovens
Short-Life Converted Product:
WipeMeWorld’s WipeMe® flushable wipe on a roll
Long-Life Converted Product:
Impossible Objects, LLC’s Composite-Based Additive Manufacturing (CBAM) 3D printed pieces
Mogul Nonwovens and Diaper Recycling Technology/MobiAir
The highly successful IDEA2016 attracted 7,000+ industry participants, and over 550 exhibitors from more than 70 countries to advance their business in nonwovens + engineered fabrics and INDA expects that IDEA2019 will be even bigger. The 2019 event marks the 9th anniversary of IDEA as a triennial event, with the show originating in 1970, and the 50th anniversary of the founding of INDA.
Along with the IDEA2019 Achievement Awards, highlights of the international industry event include the well-attended conference sessions focused on regional global markets, trends and forecasts.
“We return IDEA to fully modernized facility in Miami Beach that will make this event a most memorable experience. We’ve had a great response to our triennial global event and exhibit space sales have already been brisk,” said Dave Rousse, INDA president.
Details on the IDEA Achievement Award criteria and eligibility are available on: http://www.inda.org/awards/IDEA-Achievement-Award.html. For information on exhibiting at IDEA2019 contact Joe Tessari: email email@example.com, +1 (919) 459-3729 or visit: inda.org. To nominate an IDEA19 Achievement Award visit: https://www.nonwovens-industry.com/idea19-achievement-awards. For questions on the IDEA Achievement Awards contact: Deanna Lovell, Education Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, serves hundreds of member companies in the nonwovens/engineered fabrics industry in global commerce. Since 1968, INDA events have helped members connect, learn, innovate and develop their businesses. INDA educational courses, market data, test methods, consultancy and issue advocacy help members succeed by providing them the information they need to better plan and execute their business strategies. For more information, visit www.inda.org.
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I am pleased to announce the second part of my report 2018 State of the U.S.Technical Textiles Industry has been published by Textile World magazine.
This first part features a general industry overview, plus an evaluation of the status and impact of US trade positions.
The second part, featured in the April/May issue will cover major end markets for technical textiles such as automotive and military.
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