The Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (INDA) has announced this year’s RISE Award finalists. The award recognizes innovations that use advanced science and engineering principles to creatively solve challenges within the nonwovens and engineered fabrics industry.
The finalists for 2017:
- PurPod100™ is a certified 100 percent compostable pod by Club Coffee for the Keurig single-serve coffee format. Proven to break down in large-scale composting, the pod’s mesh filter is a polylactic acid-based product with a thermoformable PLA nonwoven filter.
- Madaline® microfilament fabrics by Mogul Co. Ltd. are used in textile applications in finishing, dyeing, printing, cutting and stitching. The long-lasting microfilament fabrics help reduce environmental impact and are manufactured without binders, solvents or PVC. The fabric properties include thermal insulation, wind resistance, absorbency, quick drying, breathability and UV protection with an inherent barrier against bacteria and dust mites.
- Revolution Fibres have developed Xantu.Layr, a commercially available nanofiber interleaving veil used in carbon fiber-reinforced composite materials. Produced using a proprietary method, it is a nonwoven web consisting of kilometer-long thermoplastic nanofibers. Xantu.Layr has been shown to improve the fracture toughness, strength after compression and fatigue resistance of composite laminates.
The finalists were selected by technical industry experts and members of the INDA’s Technical Advisory Board and will present their innovations at the RISE Conference in September. The winner will be named Sept. 14.