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CARY – INDA has announced the 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 Talley Student Union, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC.

The finalists who will present their product innovations on Tuesday, September 26th, include:

ESC-8 – The JOA Electronic Size Change Unit by Curt G. Joa - 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, five tons of glue, and 500 tons of greenhouse gas emissions every year.

BicoBio Fiber by Fiberpartner ApS - The BicoBio Fiber 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: landfills and the ocean. The fibre’s BioBased PE is produced from sugar cane and has a negative carbon footprint.

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 Fibers. These fibres can be processed with a variety of nonwoven technologies.

Reifenhäuser Reicofil RF5 XHL by Reifenhäuser Reicofil - Reicofil XHL (extra high loft) can be used to produce a super soft and drapeable nonwoven offering an incomparable feel the nonwoven market has never seen before.

The outstanding soft touch is unique and intended for use in the hygiene sector. XHL 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.

SAPMonit by TiHiVE - SAPMonit 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 utilizes 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.

The RISE Innovation Award winner will be announced Wednesday afternoon, September 27th.

In 2022, the RISE Innovation Award was presented to DiaperRecycle for their Cat Litter Made from recycled diapers. DiaperRecycle leverages innovative technology to recycle used diapers into absorbent and flushable cat litter.

“The RISE Conference promotes innovation and technical achievements in the nonwoven and engineered material industry," said Matt O'Sickey, INDA's director of education and technical affairs. "For me, RISE has been the proverbial crystal ball that gives me insight into technologies I or my competition will be using tomorrow. Events like RISE are integral to having a robust, multi-generational technology and product pipeline. In my prior roles of R&D Director and Product Manager, having this glimpse into tomorrow was an invaluable edge."

For more information or to register for RISE, visit https://www.riseconf.net/  


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