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Short courses in nonwovens

If you’re a product developer, marketing manager, technical sales or support professional, or someone who’s new to the industry, here’s an opportunity to get up-to-speed quickly on the essentials of nonwovens in key areas.

During IDEA® 19, you can take advantage of INDA’s new series of highly focused short-course learning opportunities covering these essentials. Newcomers seeking to learn the key elements of making nonwovens – and those with two years or more of nonwovens experience seeking enhanced knowledge of technical design and performance within absorbent hygiene products, wet wipes, and filtration media for air and liquid – will get more out of their IDEA® 19 investment by taking one or more of these short courses.

Each course presents essential knowledge with on-point content. They’re taught by leading industry and technical experts, from a most distinguished professor at North Carolina State University to accomplished veterans in their respective process.

SELECT YOUR TRACK AND SAVE $100

when you start with the Making Nonwovens and add a second course!

WHEN
Monday, March 25
1:00 – 6:00 pm

FEE
$550 for INDA Members
$600 for Non-members

Questions?
Contact INDA

Making Nonwovens

For professionals who are new to the industry or need a refresher in nonwovens essentials: this 5-hour course teaches nonwoven processes and materials including the basics necessary to participate in other essential courses.

INSTRUCTOR
Jim Loftus

The course is led by Jim Loftus, PhD, Director of Education and Technical Affairs, INDA. An expert with more than 26 years of materials experience, the last 22 of which have been in building materials with Owens Corning. In addition to earning a BS, MS, and PhD in Polymer Science and Engineering from Penn State University, Loftus currently holds 17 US patents and has numerous patent applications.

WHEN
Tuesday, March 26
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Wednesday, March 27
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

FEE
$400 for INDA Members
$450 for Non-members

Questions?
Contact INDA

Wet Wipes

Ideal for anyone competing in the multi-billion dollar wipes industry – including raw materials and packaging suppliers, brand and private label wipe converters, retail buyers, and product developers. The instructor will focus on the essentials of wipes design and performance including chemistry and packaging.

INSTRUCTOR
Rob Johnson

This informative course is led by wipes industry expert Rob Johnson, PE, Principal, Smith, Johnson & Associates. With more than 26 years’ experience in the nonwovens industry, Johnson is a renowned leader in nonwovens, engineered fabrics, air-laid nonwovens research, equipment, process, product, and business development. Johnson holds BS and MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech and is a registered professional engineer in multiple states.

WHEN
Tuesday, March 26
1:00 – 4:00 pm

FEE
$400 for INDA Members
$450 for Non-members

Questions?
Contact INDA

Absorbent Hygiene:
Diaper & Incontinence

Gain a keen understanding of the components and functions of modern diapers and incontinence products, and their contribution to overall performance. You’ll learn how and why they’re assembled the way they are, and how to evaluate products to meet specific market and design criteria.

INSTRUCTOR
Terry Young

This course is led by retired P&G Research Fellow Terry Young, developer of one of the first in-house material training courses (Nonwoven Technology: From Basic to Advanced) for P&G’s baby diaper category. Mr. Young has trained hundreds of professionals from all levels at P&G, contributing to the success of disposable hygiene products.

WHEN
Wednesday, March 27
1:00 – 4:00 pm

FEE
$400 for INDA Members
$450 for Non-members

Questions?
Contact INDA

Absorbent Hygiene:
Adult Incontinence & FemCare

Receive technical instruction on raw materials used in the components of modern adult incontinence and femcare products, their function, and how and why they’re assembled the way they are. You’ll gain an appreciation of the performance versus cost balance of components and regional differences in design and performance levels.

INSTRUCTOR
Terry Young

This course is led by retired P&G Research Fellow Terry Young, developer of one of the first in-house material training courses (Nonwoven Technology: From Basic to Advanced) for P&G’s baby diaper category. Mr. Young has trained hundreds of professionals from all levels at P&G, contributing to the success of disposable hygiene products.

WHEN
Tuesday, March 26
1:00 – 4:00 pm

FEE
$400 for INDA Members
$450 for Non-members

Questions?
Contact INDA

Filter Media: Air

A fast-track course for professionals wanting to learn the essential performance fundamentals, testing and applications of nonwoven media in air filtration.

INSTRUCTOR
Behnam Pourdeyhimi

This course is led by Behnam Pourdeyhimi, PhD, The William A. Klopman Distinguished Chaired Professor of Materials in the College of Textiles at North Carolina State University, Associate Dean for Industry Research and Extension in the College of Textiles, and Founding Executive Director of The Nonwovens Institute.

WHEN
Wednesday, March 27
1:00 – 4:00 pm

FEE
$400 for INDA Members
$450 for Non-members

Questions?
Contact INDA

Filter Media: Liquid

Ideal for professionals wanting to learn the performance fundamentals and newest technologies in the development, testing and application of nonwovens in liquid filtration.

INSTRUCTOR

Behnam Pourdeyhimi
This course is led by Behnam Pourdeyhimi, PhD, The William A. Klopman Distinguished Chaired Professor of Materials in the College of Textiles at North Carolina State University, Associate Dean for Industry Research and Extension in the College of Textiles, and Founding Executive Director of The Nonwovens Institute.

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