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CARY - INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry is seeking industry nominations for one of its most prestigious awards – the Lifetime Technical Achievement Award – before August 12, 2019.

The award honors individuals whose technical achievements over a career of 20 years or more have meaningfully contributed to the growth of the nonwovens industry.

All nonwoven and engineered fabric industry professionals are strongly encouraged to nominate technical leaders whose career contributed to new products and processes, or the industry as a whole. Nominations can be submitted online on the INDA.org website https://www.inda.org/awards/lifetime-technical-achievement.html, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Nominations will be reviewed by INDA’s Technical Advisory Board consisting of technical professionals from member companies.

Last year, the INDA Lifetime Technical Achievement Award was presented to Ralph Moody, PE, Senior Director, R&D at Berry Global, Inc., for authorship of eleven patents, design of multiple machine start-ups, and leadership on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Nonwovens Institute at North Carolina State University.

In 2017, the INDA Lifetime Technical Achievement Award was presented to Bryan Haynes, Ph.D., Senior Technical Director in Global Nonwovens, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, for his authored publications, 43 U.S. Patents, and 13 Trade Secrets during his Kimberly-Clark career and for his leadership role for the front-end innovation portfolio and prototyping capabilities supporting Kimberly-Clark’s various businesses.

Prior year winners include: educator and Managing Editor for the Journal of Engineered Fibers and Fabrics, Edward (Ed) A. Vaughn, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Clemson University, (known as “Mr. Nonwovens of the US”).

This year, the award will be presented before 500 industry professionals at the fifth edition of Hygienix – the premier event for absorbent hygiene & personal care markets, November 11-14 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, in Houston, Texas. The Hygienix conference will present world-class innovators concerning the latest breakthroughs, challenges, and megatrends reshaping the world of absorbent and personal care hygiene.

The event includes tabletop exhibit displays, a diaper and adult underwear workshop, and the presentation of the INDA Lifetime Technical Achievement Award.

For registration information on Hygienix 2019, visit https://www.hygienix.org/index.html

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