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Advanced: 3.5-Day Course

Advanced Nonwovens Training

Professional Development – Advanced

For industry participants looking for deeper knowledge in specific nonwoven areas.

Introduction to Spunbond and Meltblown

  • Feb 6 - 9, 2018

Nonwoven Product Development and Innovation

  • Dec 4 - 6, 2018

The Nonwovens Institute, NC State University, Raleigh, NC

INDA/NWI Member: $1,795
Non-member: $2,295

Multiple registrants from the same company receive a discount.

Introduction to Spunbond and Meltblown Technology

A hands-on learning experience for nonwovens professionals
February 6 - 9, 2018 (3.5 days, 3.0 CEUs)

This intensive 3.5-day course provides a comprehensive understanding of spunbond and meltblown processes including raw material selection, basic science knowledge, testing, and the characterization used to create end use products. Attendees will gain insight into the nonwoven fabrics industry with market forecasts and will learn the significant role these engineered materials play in industry – all while creating incredible fabrics using NWI's state-of-the-art facilities.

The course is designed for professionals in the nonwovens business who are seeking advanced knowledge of the spunbond and meltblown processes including those involved with:

  • R&D
  • Manufacturing
  • Product development
  • Production
  • Maintenance and plant engineering
  • Technical sales and marketing
  • Process engineering
  • Quality control

This course is designed for professionals with an engineering, technical or textile degree, or a minimum of one year experience with engineered fabrics.

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Topics Covered Include:

  • Polymer properties and fiber formation, including bi-component fibers
  • Polymers used in spunbond and meltblown fabrics
  • Processes and products
  • Composites and laminates
  • Converting techniques
  • Tests and evaluations

Nonwoven Product Development & Innovation

The most advanced course offered by INDA
December 4 - 6, 2018 (3 days)

The educational crown jewel of the nonwovens industry, with a high-level overview of nonwoven processes, products, and opportunities. This course investigates the corporate tools and methodologies used in implementing a successful product development process from concept to commercialization, integrating the relationships, perspectives and team dependencies between engineering, manufacturing, purchasing and marketing disciplines. Participants will benefit with clear understandings of the successes and barriers within the product development process.

Individuals involved in project teams assigned a product development initiative would gain the maximum benefits of attending this course.

This course is designed for professionals who are - or will be - tasked to contribute on a product development team including:

  • R&D
  • Manufacturing management and engineering
  • Product development
  • Technology scouts

There is no pre-requisite area of study to attend the course.

Benham Pourdeyhimi, Ph.D., The William A. Klopman Distinguished Chaired Professor of Materials in the College of Textiles at North Carolina State University and Founding Executive Director of The Nonwovens Institute.

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Topics Covered Include:

  • Stage-gate theory of product development and design of experiment
  • Nonwovens process and product review
  • Nonwovens markets, market research, trends
  • Due diligence: product and market
  • Product viability and abandonment
  • Processes to create a product
  • Product and organization protection
  • Product marketing, branding
  • Allocating appropriate resources
  • Manufacturing strategies/options

Instructor

Benham Pourdeyhimi, Ph.D.
The William A. Klopman Distinguished Chaired Professor of Materials in the College of Textiles at North Carolina State University and Founding Executive Director of The Nonwovens Institute. »