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Advanced Courses

Advanced Nonwovens Training

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

In-Person Training

Fabric Property Development and Characterization

December 6 - 9, 2022

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

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Introduction To Spunbond And Meltblown Technology

Feb 28 - Mar 3, 2023

INDA/NWI Member: $2,000
Non-Member: $2,505

Register Online »

Nonwoven Product Development and Innovation

December 5 - 7, 2023

INDA/NWI Member Fee: $2,000
Non-Member Fee:    $2,505

Register Online »


Location for all Advanced Training Courses:

The Nonwovens Institute NCSU 1010 Main Campus Drive
Raleigh, NC 27606

Multiple registrants from the same company receive a discount.

SEE WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

Nonwoven Fabric Property Development and Characterization

December 6 - 9, 2022 (3 days)

This course provides an in-depth understanding of how the most important nonwoven fabric properties are achieved and how they are measured. Properties such as tensile, basis weight, compressibility, softness, fiber orientation, distribution and diameter, moisture and vapor transmission, and flammability are considered. Learn how nonwoven fabric properties are developed, measured and controlled.

This course is designed for professionals seeking an advanced knowledge of nonwoven fabric properties and measurement involved with:

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

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

Multiple registrants from the same company receive a discount.

Introduction to Spunbond and Meltblown Technology

An in-depth experience for nonwovens professionals
Class Dates:
February 28 - March 3, 2023 (3.5 days)

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.

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.

INDA/NWI Member: $2,000
Non-Member: $2,505

The course modules are available for a two-week review.
Multiple registrants from the same company receive a discount.

Nonwoven Product Development & Innovation

The most advanced course offered by The Nonwovens Institute (NWI) & North Carolina State University
December 5 - 7, 2023 (3.5 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.

INDA/NWI Member Fee: $2,000
Non-Member Fee:    $2,505

Multiple registrants from the same company receive a discount.

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

Instructors

Behnam 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 (NWI). »

Tom Daugherty
Deputy Director, The Nonwovens Institute (NWI) »

Pierre D. Grondin
Product Development Director, The Nonwovens Institute (NWI) »

David Nelson
Director, Industry Engagement and Education, The Nonwovens Institute (NWI), 3M, (retired) »