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Absorbent Hygiene: 2.5-Day Course

Absorbent Hygiene Training

Absorbent Hygiene Training Course

Take a deep dive into the design, materials and marketability of absorbent hygiene products!

  • May 22 - 24, 2018

INDA Headquarters
Cary, NC

INDA Member: $1750
Non-member: $2495

Multiple registrants from the same company receive a discount. A comprehensive guide of instruction and reference material is provided to each attendee.



Did you know there are more than 1,000 patents filed for disposable diapers and their components?

Yes, diapers, along with adult incontinence and feminine hygiene products, are getting more and more complex – and that’s just one reason why you should attend INDA’s Absorbent Hygiene Training Course!

This intensive 2.5-day course is your opportunity to deepen your understanding of how baby diapers, incontinence and feminine hygiene products are designed, how they function, and how their material components influence final design and costs.

You’ll receive technical instruction on raw materials used in the components of modern absorbent hygiene products (AHPs) and how and why they’re assembled the way they are. You’ll reverse-engineer a selection of products to gain a hands-on understanding of product construction and component function. And you’ll learn how to test and evaluate products to meet specific market and design criteria. It’s all led by a former P&G Research Fellow in hygiene products and supplemented with four category experts.

Designed for professionals with at least two years of industry experience, or who have completed the Professional Development Center’s Elementary Nonwovens Training Course. Ideal for:

  • AHP product designers
  • AHP product developers/ managers
  • Product producers/ brand owners
  • Purchasing, quality control, equipment and supply chain professionals
  • Marketing and sales management in the supply chain to AHPs
Purpose

To present the design elements and functions of AHP systems and the materials that comprise their components – their function, performance limits, testing, quality control, and why they’re suitable for that particular use.

Product Scope

  • Baby care diapers
  • Incontinence care products
  • Femcare pads/liners
  • Components including topsheet, adhesives, fluff pulp, film, SAP, ADL, absorbent core, backsheet, fastening systems and leak-control cuffs 
Concepts Covered
  • Absorbency rate and capacity
  • Elasticity versus extensibility
  • Rewet
  • Skincare consideration
  • Haptics (softness sound, drape, odor)
  • Testing
  • Converting
  • Quality control
  • Alternative materials
  • Market disruptors
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You'll leave this class ready to:

  • Understand the components, the function of each component, and materials used in each
  • Understand the performance versus cost balance of the components
  • Design the next breakthrough product
  • Identify key manufacturers
  • Understand regional differences in design and performance levels
  • Know more about Absorbent Hygiene Product Systems, materials and their innovations that can lead to a healthier, safer world!

Instructors

Lead Instructor: Terry Young
Procter & Gamble (Retired) »

Matthew (Matt) O’Sickey, Ph.D.
Senior Global Product Manager, Tredegar Corporation »

James (Jim) Robinson
Principal, Absorbent Hygiene Insights, LLC »

John Tate
Director – Technical Services, GP Cellulose, LLC  »

Christopher Nelson
Sales Engineer, Curt G. Joa, Inc.  »

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