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Elementary: 1.5-Day Course

Elementary Nonwovens Training

Professional Development – Elementary

An Introductory Course on the Basics of Nonwovens

Virtual Courses

  • Apr 13 - 14, 2021

Onsite Courses

  • Sep 14 - 15, 2021

Virtual Pricing
INDA/NWI Member: $1,095
Non-Member: $1,575

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

INDA Headquarters
Cary, NC

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


Gain the edge in nonwovens and engineered materials: learn the basics in nonwoven manufacturing and process knowledge.

With a focus toward professionals who are new to nonwovens, this 1.5-day course provides a platform for industry newcomers to recognize and appreciate the diversity of nonwovens and engineered materials. Participants learn the basics about nonwovens in simple, clear, concise language. The course reviews the basic nomenclature, production processes, fabric attributes, market uses and trends to understand products made with nonwovens and engineered materials and their marketplace.

Led by an industry and nonwoven expert, the Elementary Nonwovens Training Course uses personal instruction, visual aids, industry samples, and plant production videos to teach the essentials. The course includes fiber information, production methods, nonwoven attributes and comparisons, the value of finishes, world trends, and outlooks.

Gain the versatile and flexible business training to improve:
  • Engineered materials knowledge
  • Career opportunities
  • Organizational development
  • Industry connections
Designed for professionals new to the nonwovens industry including:
  • Administrative
  • Business development
  • Division management
  • Executives
  • Finance and accounting
  • Human resources
  • Legal
  • Marketing and sales
  • Purchase and supply chain
Manufacturing Processes and Techniques covered include:

Fiber to Fabric

  • Airlaid
  • Carded
  • Wet laid

Polymer to Fabric

  • Meltblown
  • Spunbond


  • Chemical
  • Hydroentangled
  • Needlepunched
  • Thermal

Register Online | Register PDF | Schedule | Contact INDA


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


Chris Plotz
INDA, Director of Education and Technical Affairs. »

Brad Kalil
INDA, Director of Market Intelligence and Economic Insights »


Chris Plotz
Director of Education & Technical Affairs

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