INDA, NWI Announce 2024 Nonwovens Training Courses Schedule

Cary, NC and Raleigh, NC, December 12, 2023 – INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, and The Nonwovens Institute (NWI), have announced their 2024 workforce development program. The INDA/NWI portfolio of training content covers the full spectrum of the nonwovens value chain, ranging from raw materials to processes to products. 

Jointly organized courses include a combination of classroom learning supported by hands-on activities in NWI’s world-class nonwoven production and testing labs on the Centennial Campus of North Carolina State University. Each course is designed to be accessible and valuable to those who are new to the nonwovens industry and/or come from a non-technical background, as well as seasoned nonwovens professionals.

2024 INDA/NWI Workshops Schedule:

▪ Elementary Nonwovens
January 23-24, 2024

▪ Intermediate Nonwovens
February 6-9, 2024

▪ Meltblown Technology
February 27-29, 2024

▪ Spunbond Technology
March 19-21, 2024

▪ Intermediate Nonwovens
April 30-May 3, 2024

▪ Elementary Nonwovens
May 7-8, 2024

▪ Nonwoven Fabric Property Development and Characterization
June 4-7, 2024

▪ WIPES Academy
June 17-18, 2024

▪ Fiber and Filament Extrusion Fundamentals
July 24-27, 2024

▪ Nonwoven Product Development and Innovation
August 13-16, 2024

▪ Absorbent Hygiene Course
August 27-29, 2024

▪ Elementary Nonwovens
September 10-11, 2024

▪ Carded Nonwovens Technology
October 3, 2024

▪ Intermediate Nonwovens
October 15-19, 2024

Matt O’Sickey, Ph.D., INDA Director of Education and Technical Affairs, said, “INDA is committed to being a ‘must-have’ resource for nonwovens continuing education. We are delighted to continue our partnership with NWIto meet the development needs of nonwoven professionals. This suite of courses provides organizations serving the nonwovens industry a vital resource to ensure their employees have the knowledge and skills to continuouslycontribute to the success of the business.”

Short Course Value Packs

New this year, INDA and NWI are offering a Short Course Value Pack program, enabling companies to purchase a block of registrations, which can be used by any combination of employees to register for any combination of training courses, at a discounted rate. Value Packs are available in bundles of 5, 10, 15, and 20 registrations, with discounts ranging from 10 percent to 25 percent, depending on the size of the Value Pack. 

Behnam Pourdeyhimi, Ph.D., NWI Executive Director, said, “Workforce Development is a pillar of NWI’s service offering, and the INDA/NWI portfolio of training courses is unmatched in the value it offers to organizations operating in and/or serving the nonwovens industry. The Short Course Value Pack program represents a strategic opportunity for business leaders to invest in the knowledge and expertise of their workforce to achieve a competitive advantage in nonwovens, while doing so at an extremely favorable price point.” 

For more information and to purchase a Short Course Value Pack, visit

For more information and to register for an upcoming INDA/NWI training workshop, visit

About INDA

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, serves hundreds of member companies in the nonwovens/engineered fabrics industry by helping to achieve business growth. Since 1968, INDA helps members convene and connect, innovate and develop their businesses. INDA’s educational courses, business intelligence and market insights, test methods, consultancy and issue advocacy help members succeed by providing information they need to better plan and execute their business strategies. INDA Media is the business-to-business publishing arm of INDA and publisher of International Fiber Journal and International Filtration News, which reach a vast network of professionals who employ fibers, filaments, and filtration systems to optimize their application environments. For more information, visit, or download the INDA mobile app for immediate updates. 

About The Nonwovens Institute

Based at the Centennial Campus of North Carolina State University, The Nonwovens Institute (NWI) is a consortium of stakeholders spanning the breadth of the nonwovens value chain. Operating on an “Open Innovation” platform and covering the full Technology Readiness Level (TRL) range, NWI engages industry, government and academia to enable next-generation nonwoven solutions to mission-critical challenges. For more information, visit or email