INDA Extends Deadline For Prestigious IDEA Excellence Awards – Nonwoven Industry Magazine

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabric Industry, and Nonwovens Industry Magazine have extended the deadline for nominations for the prestigious IDEA Achievement Awards. IDEA is the preeminent nonwovens and technical fabrics conference and exhibition event and will be held at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami Beach, Florida, USA from March 28-31, 2022.

The IDEA Achievement Awards recognize leading companies and new innovations (since IDEA in 2019) in the global technical fabrics industry in six categories. Companies can nominate their products, or their customers’ products in as many categories as possible, which are:
• Advancement of sustainability (advances one or more elements of sustainability or circularity since 2019)
• Equipment (best introduction of new equipment since 2019)
• Raw materials (best introduction of new raw materials since 2019)
• Short-Life (best introduction of new disposable product since 2019)
• Long lifespan (best introduction of new sustainable product since 2019)
• Non-woven product (best introduction of new non-woven product since 2019)

The submission deadline is now extended until February 1, 2022. Selections will be made by industry members voting by Nonwovens Industry Magazine. The selection of the Entrepreneur’s Award will be made by Nonwovens Industry Magazine.

Details on the criteria and eligibility of the IDEA Achievement Awards are available at: To submit a nominee for an award, please visit

The 2019 IDEA Achievement Award winners included:

Machines / Equipment:
A.Celli Nonwovens SPA: A.Celli Vision System (DMS 4.0)

Raw materials:
Lenzing AG: Veocel Lyocell fibers with Eco Cycle technology

Non-woven product:
Fitesa: Fitesa 100% BioBase PLA Softs

Short-lived converted product:
Callaly: Tampliner

Long-life converted product:
Soteria Battery Innovation Group: Soteria Battery Architecture

P&G Venture Laboratories

The highly successful IDEA in 2019 attracted over 6,500 industry attendees and over 500 exhibitors from over 70 countries to advance their business in nonwovens and technical fabrics. The 2022 event marks the 21st edition of IDEA, with the show hailing from 1971.

In addition to the IDEA Achievement Awards, the highlights of the global industry event include hundreds of exhibitors showcasing their latest innovations; a conference presenting the impacts of the pandemic on the global nonwovens supply chain and recovery in China, South America, Asia, North America and Europe; and a series of short-term training opportunities called “Nonwoven Essentials”, led by industry experts.

“We look forward to welcoming the entire nonwovens and engineering materials industry to IDEA 2022 in Miami Beach. Industry professionals across the global value chain will come together in person to conduct business, gather the latest market information and see the latest innovations, ”said Dave Rousse, President of INDA.

Details on the IDEA Achievement Award criteria and eligibility are available at: For more information about the exhibition at IDEA, contact Joe Tessari: email [email protected], +1 919 459 3729 or visit: To nominate a product for an IDEA Achievement Award, visit: For more details on the IDEA Achievement Awards, contact: Chris Plotz, Director of Education and Technical Affairs, [email protected]