December 6, 2023
Technical Textile & Nonwoven

INDA Announces Four Finalists For RISE Innovation Award

The Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (INDA) announced finalists that will compete for the RISE Innovation Award.

RISE, the Research, Innovation & Science for Engineered Fabrics Conference, will take place September 26-27 at North Carolina State University, Raleigh.

The finalists include the ESC-8 – The JOA Electronic Size Change Unit. The JOA ESC-8 unit allows unprecedented Adult Pant design flexibility with the ability to process nearly limitless combinations of insert and chassis sizes at industry best speeds.

Additionally, this technology enables the production of a greener, more sustainable product by eliminating up to 250 tons of material, 5 tons of glue, and 500 tons of greenhouse gas emissions every year.

Another finalist, the BicoBio Fibre is a bicomponent fibre core sheath construction, developed from materials with a low carbon footprint.

This fibre is designed to biodegrade in the environments where most plastics are found like landfills and the ocean.

The fibre’s BioBased PE is produced from sugar cane and has a negative carbon footprint, while the fibre’s recycled PET is GRS certified.

PrimaLoft Bio, a technology that enables polyester fibres to biodegrade, is utilised in the production of BicoBio Fibres and can be processed with a variety of nonwoven technologies.

“One more finalist is Reicofil XHL (Extra High Loft) is for a super soft and drapeable nonwoven offering an incomparable feel the nonwoven market has never seen before,” INDA said.

The outstanding soft touch is unique and intended for use in the hygiene sector and focuses on low basis weight and high thickness with the best visual appearance.

The high performance and efficient use of raw materials and energy ensure cost-effectiveness and environmentally-friendly production.

The fourth finalist is SAPMonit by Tihive which is a French technology breakthrough, which inspects millions of diapers weekly.

SAPMonit delivers lightning-speed inline inspection of Super Absorbents weight and distribution, optimises resources, detects flaws, and accelerates R&D.

SAPMonit utilises advanced see-through cameras, high-speed vision algorithms, and secure cloud integration, revolutionising industry norms.

“SAPMonit has great potential for sustainability, cost reduction, and enhanced customer satisfaction,” INDA informed.

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