WORLD OF WIPES INNOVATION AWARD®
The World of Wipes Innovation Award® recognizes the winning product that both expands the use of nonwovens and demonstrates creativity, novelty, uniqueness and technical sophistication. Nominated products represent the entire nonwoven wipes value chain. Past winners have included the Diamond Wipes International’s Hero Wipes™, Chicopee’s Microfiber Floor Mop System, Tec Laboratories’ Tecnu Bites & Stings Medicated Itch and Pain Relief Wipes, and Clorox’s ScrubSingles Kitchen pads.
The companies in the running for the prestigious award presented annually by INDA are: Kelheim Fibres GmbH’s Danufil® QR Fibres, BAWDY. Beauty’s Bawdy Butt Masks, and Earthly’s Not Yet Wet Wipes.
WOW attendees hold an important one-third of the vote in their hands. The award finalists will make their presentations on June 25 and INDA President Dave Rousse will announce the winner on June 27. The INDA Technical Advisory Board and the WOW Conference Planning Committee have equal one-third votes to the attendees in determining the top company for the award.
Kelheim Fibres GmbH’s Danufil® QR Fibres
Danufil® QR is a positively charged viscose fiber whereby quaternary ammonium compounds, known as quats do not bind to the cellulose. The fibers are made out of renewable cellulose, provide effective disinfection, can be processed with all nonwoven technologies, and are fully biodegradable. The manufacturer Kelheim Fibres GmbH states Danufil® QR is the only product in the marketplace with permanent activation for up to 90 percent repellency of used quats.
BAWDY. Beauty’s Bawdy Butt Masks
BAWDY Butt Sheet Masks are made of 100% natural, cruelty-free, plant-based ingredients designed to improve skin appearance and texture. Non-gender product versions include a plant-based hydrating and toning moisturizing mask, a marine algae firming/illuminating mask, a retexturing and detoxifying mask, and a citrus brightening/rejuvenating mask. BAWDY. Beauty states they are the inventor of the butt skin beauty category.
Earthly’s Not Yet Wet Wipes
Earthly Wipes are a custom, soft, dry premium baby wipe made of 100% repurposed cotton blended fabric with refill rolls designed for use in reusable cotton bags and delivered to customers in bulk with refill rolls. Refill rolls can be placed in tough paper tube canisters that are compostable and made up of 98% post-consumer recycled material, or smaller reusable cotton bags for soft-pack wipes, according to the manufacturer, Earthly.