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Advanced Nonwovens Training

Professional Development – Advanced

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

The Nonwovens Institute NCSU 1020 Main Campus Drive
Raleigh, NC 27606

Multiple registrants from the same company receive a discount.

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Nonwoven Fabric Property Development and Characterization

October 13 - 16, 2020 (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 Fee: $1,795
Non-Member Fee:    $2,295

Multiple registrants from the same company receive a discount.

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Topics Covered Include:

  • Nonwoven testing and test methods
  • Microscopy and imaging
  • Aerosol filtration evaluation
  • Liquid filtration evaluation

Instructors

Amy Minton, Physical Testing Lab Manager, The Nonwovens Institute

David Nelson, Industrial Extension Specialist, The Nonwovens Institute, 3M, (retired)

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

Eunkyoung Shim, Research Assistant Professor, The Nonwovens Institute

Hechmi Hamouda, PE, Professor, Textile Engineering Program Director

Wendy Krause, Associate Professor, TECS

Nicholas Rider, Senior Applications Scientist, Nanoscience Instruments, Inc.

Nonwoven Product Development & Innovation

The most advanced course offered by The Nonwovens Institute & North Carolina State University
December 1 - 3, 2020 (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.

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

Multiple registrants from the same company receive a discount.

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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

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. »

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) »