On the first day of Index™20 Patricia Featherstone was presented with the EDANA Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of her dedication to the nonwovens industry during her career with ACE over the course of three decades as well as her involvement with EDANA over 15 years including four years as chairman of the board (2012-2016).

“EDANA is delighted to present Tricia with this prestigious award for her continuous support. Tricia’s long-term involvement in the association’s activities has helped raise the profile of EDANA and thereby also improve the awareness and understanding of the role nonwovens play in our everyday lives including the critical and life-saving benefits they bring in surgery,” says Pierre Wiertz, General Manager of EDANA.

In reply, Featherstone spoke about her ever-present passion for the industry and her long-held beliefs that we truly make a difference as an industry. “I am truly honoured by this award, and I am happy to have made a contribution that matters” she said. “I am convinced that EDANA will carry on the good work promoting the sustainable development of our industry, and fostering product stewardship globally”.

Before joining the EDANA board in 2009, Featherstone participated in, and often led, various committees and working groups, helping to provide market intelligence, marketing and communication intelligence to the industry, particularly in the areas of films and laminates for single-use hygiene and medical products.

Representing ACE, Featherstone has been a critical voice defending more demanding standards in the area of nonwoven based infection control products, and participated in and presented at many EDANA workshops and fora.
As governor and chair of the EDANA board, Featherstone contributed greatly to devising EDANA’s Outreach strategy including the expansion of its Outlook conferences in Asia and Latin America.

Patricia Featherstone is Senior Advisor at ACE, and retires at the end of November.


EDANA is the leading global association and voice of the nonwovens and related industries.
Since 1971, the association has provided for its 320+ members, a comprehensive range of services with the information and data necessary to enhance the industry’s goals and performance. The association has a global reach with a focus on Europe, the Middle East and Africa

About ACE

Located in Liège, Belgium, since 1973, ACE has specialised in the manufacture of films and laminates for the medical and hygiene single-use markets, whilst using its complementary technologies to create leading edge products for construction and industrial applications.

With high quality, best service and trail-blazing innovation at the heart of the company, ACE is arguably one of the global leaders in its field of expertise.

We contribute to a safer world as a preferred partner of choice with our premium protective films and laminates.


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