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JUNE 24 - 27, 2019
The Westin Peachtree Plaza
Atlanta, Georgia


WOW Innovation Award WinnerCongratulations to the 2018 World of Wipes Innovation Award® winner, Hero Wipes, Diamond Wipes International. Dave Rousse presented the award to Eve Yen, Chief Executive Officer, Diamond Wipes International. (l to r: Buu Han, SVP Sales and Marketing, Diamond Wipes International, Dave Rousse, President, INDA, Eve Yen, Chief Executive Officer, Diamond Wipes International and Jessica Lum, President, Diamond Wipes International)

The World of Wipes Innovation Award® recognizes and rewards innovation within the entire wipes value chain that utilizes nonwoven fabric/technology in a way that expands the usage of nonwovens.  Presented annually at the World of Wipes (WOW®) International Conference, eligible categories include, but are not limited to:  raw materials, roll goods, converting, packaging, active ingredients, binders, additives and end-use products. 

Product Eligibility:

Companies are encouraged to nominate their own product(s) for the World of Wipes Innovation Award®, but only one (1) product per company will be selected as a finalist. To qualify for consideration as a nominee for the World of Wipes Innovation Award®, all nominated products must:

  • Be involved in some portion of the process and production of a nonwoven wipe product. Competition is open to all wipes utilizing a nonwoven fabric.
  • Have been introduced to the consumer market, or to the trade, within the 24 months preceding the event date.
  • Not have been selected as a finalist in any previous World of Wipes Innovation Award® competition and not have been a winner of any other INDA award. A nominated product not selected as a finalist or other award winner may be nominated the following year, but no more than two (2) nominations total.
  • Finalists must agree to present their product in person at the World of Wipes (WOW®) International Conference and to provide a digital 300 dpi/1MB high resolution image of their product for promotional purposes.

Product Criteria:

Nominated products should demonstrate advancements in one or more of the following categories:

  • Creativity (Was there imaginative skill used to create a solution to a known problem?)
  • Novelty of approach (Is the method or thought process used to create the product new?)
  • Uniqueness (Is this the only product of its type in the marketplace?)
  • Technical sophistication (Does the product/process use nonwoven technology in an intellectually elegant manner?)

Nomination Deadline:
March 8, 2019