The Index20 Innovation Awards are presented only once every three years for “Excellence in the nonwovens and related industries”. Originally due to be presented at the Index20 exhibition in April, since postponed until September 7-10, 2021, Edana has decided to present these coveted industry Awards live in an online ceremony on October 6, 2020.

The Index20 Innovation Awards are open to all Index20 exhibitors and Edana members, for products commercially available by the January 31, 2020 and have been selected by a jury of experienced industry members. The Index20 Innovation Awards are the highest accolade for the best examples of excellence in the industry, highlighting creativity and innovations from businesses of all sizes and roles within the business.

The Awards are comprised of 7 categories covering all fields of the nonwovens supply chain, with a maximum of 3 nominees selected per category. The winners will not be disclosed until the online event on October 6, 2020.

The live ceremony will feature short videos from the nominees in each category (see below), followed by the announcement of the winner of each live online.

In addition, during the weeks leading up to the live event, observers and participants in the nonwovens industry wereable to view all the videos from the nominees posted on the indexnonwovens linkedin page.

By watching the videos of their choice, visitors to the page will be able to participate in a special prize. The video which receives the most ‘Likes’ in total on the indexnonwovens page will be honoured with a special Index20 ‘People’s Prize’ and voted the most liked industry innovation of this year.

All the award winners’ and nominees’ submissions will subsequently be on display in the Nonwovens Innovation lab, a new feature at the Index20 exhibition, taking place at Palexpo in Geneva, from September 7-10, 2021, aimed at showcasing how invention and sustainability drive the industry forward.