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INDA Announces the 2022 RISE® Innovation Award Finalists

The finalists will present their solutions during the the 12th edition of the Research, Innovation & Science for Engineered Fabrics Conference

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, announced the three finalists that will present their innovative material science solutions as they compete for the RISE® Innovation Award during the 12th edition of the Research, Innovation & Science for Engineered Fabrics Conference (RISE®) to be held in person September 27-28, 2022 at North Carolina State University.

The award recognizes novel innovations within and on the periphery of the nonwovens industry that creatively use next-level science and engineering principles to solve material challenges and expand the usage of nonwovens and engineered fabrics. Meet the finalists for 2022 RISE® Innovation Award:

  • DiaperRecycle

DiaperRecycle has developed technology to recycle used diapers into a new product. The aim of the company is to make an environmental impact and decrease the climate changing emissions of diaper waste. They’re diverting used diapers (used in households and businesses such as elder care) from landfill, separating the plastic and fiber and making cat litter.

  • Gottlieb Binder GmbH & Co. KG

Together, Avgol and Binder take on the challenge of disposable absorbent articles for the good of future generations and came up with sustainable diaper components. The technologies used are based on biotransformation technology, which makes it possible to achieve more sustainable products by supporting recycling and providing an alternative route for non-recyclable/fugitive waste management.

  • Bast Fibre Technologies, Inc.

Bast Fibre Technologies’ sero® hemp fibers offer the nonwoven industry an all-natural substitute for plastic fibers. BFT transforms raw bast fibers into premium natural fibers for applications ranging from single-use and durable wipes to industrial applications.

The conference program will cover relevant and timely topics including: Creating a Circular Industry, Advancements in Sustainable Inputs in PLA, Developments in Natural Fibers I and II, Sustainable Inputs in Fibers and Biofibers, Sustainable Inputs from Waste Products, and Economic Insights and Market Intelligence. The winner will be announced Wed., Sept. 28th.

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