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INDA Announces Four Companies to Compete for Prestigious RISE® Durable Product Award

Coveted industry award will recognize best new durable nonwovens at INDA’s RISE & N3M Conference February 9-12, Miami, Florida

CARY, N.C. - December 18, 2014 - Four unique finalists have been nominated as finalists for the prestigious fourth annual Research, Innovation & Science for Engineered Fabrics Conference (RISE®) Durable Product Award. The RISE Durable Product Award will be awarded to a durable nonwoven product chosen for their innovative use of nonwoven fabric and/or technology that is commercially sold and used in the consumer or industrial marketplace. The finalists will make presentations during the second day of the three-day RISE & N3M Conference. The event is organized by INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry. Elmarco Inc., a manufacturer of electrospun nanofiber equipment, will be a Platinum Sponsor of the N3M symposium. Read More

Attendees who are composed of technical and marketing executives in the nonwoven/engineered fabrics industry who are charged with finding new applications, new technology, and new ideas to help grow their businesses will cast their vote for the recipient of the 2015 RISE Durable Product Award following the presentations.

The recipient of the RISE Durable Product Award will be announced Wed. afternoon, February 11.

The four RISE Durable Product Award finalists are:

FITESA: Fitesa Biobased Spunbond Nonwoven Fabric - a 100 percent biobased spunbond performance nonwoven for the hygiene and personal care markets in a sheath-core, bicomponent configuration featuring softness and robust strength. The product is the result of a three way collaboration using entirely plant-based materials from Fitesa, Braskem, and NatureWorks. For more information visit,, and

Conversion Technologies International: CT melt blown filter cartridges can be specified with a variety of thermally bonded end caps and springs eliminating the need for resins and adhesives resulting in a completely “Green construction”. The cartridges are FDA compliant and approved for food and beverage use. For more information visit

Louis P. Batson Company: TEXNOLOGY Elliptical Needle Loom ELLITTICA increases the speed of the web material in the needling zone. Needles push/pull the web forward eliminating the need to draft. This is revolutionary for needling of light materials, airlaid products, or any product with low tensile features says the company. For more information visit

Polymer Group, Inc.: Highly Breathable AAMI 4 Laminate is a 60 gsm breathable and fully impervious laminate that passes AAMI 4 standard - the highest level of protection against virus in the surgical gown and protective apparel industry. The material delivers outstanding barrier properties and comfort while moving moisture away from the body to the outer fabric surface. For more information visit

RISE® has been connecting technical innovation in engineered fabrics with practical applications since 2010. It is a conference growing in appeal to Business/Product Development Professionals, Innovation Teams, Product Managers, Research Engineers, and other Technical Scouts.
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