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NOVEMBER 18-21, 2024
Nashville, Tennessee, LA
The Renaissance Nashville Hotel

It’s our “best of the best”: the HYGIENIX Innovation Award™ recognizes and rewards innovation that utilizes nonwoven fabric or technology in a way that expands the usage of nonwovens. Presented annually at the HYGIENIX™ Conference, this award honors innovation within the entire disposable absorbent hygiene value chain. Eligible categories include, but are not limited to: raw materials, roll goods, converting, packaging, active ingredients, binders, additives and end-use products.

2022 HYGIENIX Innovation Award™ Finalists

Award FinalistsEgal Pads: Pads on a Roll™ –A wrapped super-thin absorbent period pad that dispenses like toilet paper in public bathroom stalls, preventing the personal embarrassment of not having a menstrual product when needed. This product promotes period product accessibility and destigmatizes menstrual health. It is targeted to schools and universities and the away-from-home market.

Kimberly-Clark: Kotex® Pantyliner with pH Indicator – The new Kotex Pantyliner with pH indicator, shifts color at the moment it needs to be replaced. This technology works by changing the color from yellow to blue when activated by fluids such as urine, sweat, or others. By indicating the moment to change the product, helps to maintain the intimate area clean, fresh, and consequently healthy.

Sposie Kids: Sposie® Dribbles® Potty Training Pads – An absorbent potty training pad that adheres to boy’s and girl’s underwear to protect against leaks and accidents during the transition from diapers to underwear, while still providing physical cues to the wearer to promote potty training.  The pads absorb over half of an average 2-year-old’s bladder capacity and are 100 percent free from any fragrance, latex, and chlorine.

Award Nominations

Hygienix 2024
Nomination Deadline

September 16, 2024
5:00 pm EDT

Tuesday, November 19
 4:30 to 5:00 pm
Watch the Award Presentations

Thursday, November 21
 11:30 am
Join us as we announce the winner!


Matt O'Sickey
Director of Education & Technical Affairs

Prior Winners

2023: The Sequel Spiral™ Tampon by Sequel

2022: Pads on a Roll™ by Egal Pads

2021: Kudos Diaper Subscription Box by Kudos

2020: “MDP” Male Drip Protection by Dermasteel Ltd.

2019: The FEUR System

2018: Calla Lily Personal Care Ltd.: Tampliners®

2017: ALYNE: ALYNE Protective Underwear

2016: Sustainable Health Enterprises, (SHE) – Go! Pads