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Elementary: 1.5-Day Course

Elementary Nonwovens Training

Professional Development – Elementary

An Introductory Course on the Basics of Nonwovens

Offered three times annually:

  • Apr 23 - 24, 2019
  • Aug 20 - 21, 2019

INDA Headquarters, Cary, NC

INDA/NWI Member:   $1,295
Non-Member:    $1,850

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


Jim Loftus, Elementary Nonwovens InstructorJim Loftus, Ph.D., INDA, Director of Education and Technical Affairs. Loftus has over 26 years of materials experience, the last 22 of which have been in building materials with Owens Corning. He has an excellent knowledge of a wide variety of chemical and physical test methods. During his tenure at Owens Corning, Loftus was closely involved with the product stewardship process bringing his materials expertise to bear on product and process issues. He holds a BS, MS, and Ph.D. in Polymer Science and Engineering from Penn State University. Loftus currently holds 16 US patents and has numerous patent applications.

Brad Kalil, Elementary Nonwovens InstructorBrad Kalil, Director of Market Research and Statistics, INDA, joined INDA in April of 2013. Kalil is responsible for providing industry thought leadership through the gathering, analysis and dissemination of market information and industry reports for INDA. He is the author or co-author of INDA’s triennial Industry Outlook reports on North America, South America and the Global Nonwovens Industry. He has a long history in research and market analysis advising the world’s best known consumer packaged goods. He has had a number of market research/analysis roles through the last 25 years. His career also includes work with RISI and he spent seven years with Weyerhaeuser in the corporate economics research group and business intelligence in the cellulose fibers business.

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You'll leave this class ready to:

  • Identify the four steps in making nonwovens
  • Use the nonwovens industry terminology with confidence
  • Understand the different kinds of fibers used in nonwovens
  • Recognize the different manufacturing technologies
  • Learn market and business intelligence
  • Expand your career and nonwovens business options
  • Network with like-minded industry professionals

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