LAS VEGAS − Woodworking technology development was honored at the AWFS Fair 2013 last week, as seven exhibiting companies received a Visionary New Product Award by AWFS for product innovation and leadership in the woodworking industry.

The Visionary New Product Awards recognize creativity and innovation as well as leadership in green/environmental product development. Entries are evaluated on quality, production impact, practicality, innovation and user-friendliness.

This year's awards, chosen by a panel of judges representing various areas of the industry, including professional end-users, woodworkers and company owners, were announced at the 2013 AWFS Fair, during an awards ceremony at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Winners were selected from 65 entries submitted by 48 companies. The winners and entrants were also featured in the AWFS Fair TODAY show daily, and in a pre-show digital product and technology publication from WoodworkingNetwork.com

Award Winning Companies and Products:

Product Innovation Winner:
Bioformix, Inc. - Nexabond 2500 Wood Adhesive (see video below)

For Product Innovation in Machinery over $50,000:
Biesse America - AirForce Hot Air Edgebanding Technology

For Product Innovation in Machinery under $50,000:
SNX Technologies - Vitap Eclipse Automated Contour Edgebander

For Product Innovation and Productivity in Power Tools:
Senco - Duraspin Auto Feed Screw Systems

For Product Innovation in Software:
Mozaik Software - Mozaik CNC Complete Software

For Green/Environmental Leadership in Finishing Category:
Kremlin-Rexson-Exel North America - EOS Pump

For Green/Environmental:
Graco Inc. - PD2K

AWFS Fair 2013, which took place July 24-27 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, featured equipment, technology and supplies for furniture, cabinet manufacturers and custom woodworkers.