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

Fiber and Filament Extrusion Fundamentals

    Nonwoven Fabric Property Development and Characterization

    • Oct 9 - 12, 2018

    Nonwoven Product Development and Innovation

    • Dec 4 - 6, 2018

    The Nonwovens Institute
    NC State University
    Raleigh, NC

    Multiple registrants from the same company receive a discount.

    Fiber and Filament Extrusion Fundamentals


    (2.5 days)

    This advanced 2.5-day course is designed for professionals with an engineering or materials science degree, or a minimum of one year’s experience with engineered fabrics.

     

    It provides a comprehensive understanding of fiber and filament extrusion product and processes, including raw material selection, polymer characterization, fiber and fibrous assemblies, fiber to fabric transitions, testing and characterization. Attendees will gain valuable insights into the importance of fiber and filaments as a basic feed stock for advancing nonwoven fabrics processes and products. Attendees will also benefit from hands-on learning with experiments in The Nonwovens Institute’s state-of-the-art fiber science laboratory.

    This course is designed for nonwovens professionals who are seeking technical knowledge of fiber and filament extrusion technology including those with:

    • R&D
    • Manufacturing
    • Product Development
    • Production
    • Plant Engineering
    • Technical Sales and Marketing
    • Process Engineering

     

    INDA/NWI Member Fee: $1,395
    Non-member Fee: $1,795
    Multiple registrants from the same company receive a discount.

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    Topics Covered Include:

    • Introduction to Polymers
    • Rheological Properties
    • Polymer Characterization
    • Fiber Extrusion
    • Fiber and Fibrous Assemblies
    • Fiber to Fabric Transitions
    • Crimping and Cutting
    • Testing and Characterization

    Nonwoven Fabric Property Development and Characterization


    October 9 - 12, 2018 (3 days)

    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 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.

    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.

    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

    Instructor

    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. »

    Introduction to Spunbond and Meltblown Technology

    A hands-on learning experience for nonwovens professionals
    2019 Dates TBA (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.

    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