The sixth edition of Hygienix™ — the premier event devoted to the absorbent hygiene and personal care industry will be held from November 17-19. The event’s new virtual format will focus on global pandemic impacts and up-to-the-minute discoveries in sustainable technologies, packaging and labeling challenges, the future of absorbent hygiene, product development patents of note, and intellectual property, smart diapers, testing, and market trends. The event announced three finalists for the Hygienix Innovation Award™
The three finalists for the award were selected from twenty-two nominees by INDA’s Technical Advisory Board comprised of technical professionals from INDA member companies. The finalists are:
Male Drip Protection from Dermasteel is an innovative male leak protection product, with a patent-pending, proprietary design that is discreet, form-fitting, and tailored to the male anatomy. This new product provides effective containment of bodily fluids, protecting the wearer’s skin while affording him comfort and confidence.
Full-Care® 6217 from HB Fuller is a new class of adhesives for positioning femcare articles to the new variety of fabrics making up women’s underwear, thus meeting the evolving needs of millennial consumers with active lifestyles that require increased product functionality. This new product generation provides manufacturers cost savings through weight production, consistently higher peels with no adhesive transfer, higher performance on different fabrics, and excellent adhesion on both fabric sides.
High Gel Strength (HGS) SAF™ from Technical Absorbents is a new range of fabrics that allow the design and manufacture of materials with greater integrity and robustness for demanding absorbent hygiene applications. HGS SAF™ nonwovens provide decreased levels of absorbency, compared to standard SAF™ fibres, which can be advantageous in certain washable applications where durability is more important than absorbency.
Finalists will present their innovations virtually to hygiene and personal care professionals at Hygienix™ on November 18. The Hygienix Innovation Award™ winner will be announced on November 19.