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Training Workshops

All Courses are organized by:

The Nonwovens Institute NCSU 1010 Main Campus Drive
Raleigh, NC 27606

In-Person Training

Meltblown Technology Course

February 27 - 29, 2024

INDA/NWI Member fee: $2,500
Non-member fee: $3,300

Spunbond Technology Course

March 19 - 21, 2024

INDA/NWI Member fee: $2,500
Non-member fee: $3,300

Nonwoven Fabric Property Development & Characterization Course

June 4 - 7, 2024

INDA/NWI Member fee: $2,500
Non-member fee: $3,300

Fiber & Filament Extrusion Fundamentals Course

July 23 - 25, 2024

INDA/NWI Member fee: $2,500
Non-member fee: $3,300

Product Development & Innovation Course

August 13 - 16, 2024

INDA/NWI Member fee: $2,500
Non-member fee: $3,300

Multiple registrants from the same company receive a discount.


Introduction to Spunbond and Meltblown Technology


Bryan Haynes, Instructor Bryan Haynes, Ph.D., Director of Research and Engineering in Global Nonwovens, Kimberly-Clark Corporation
Haynes received his B.S. and M.S. in Aerospace Engineering and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. During his graduate studies Haynes specialized in the aerodynamics and polymer processing of the meltblowing process which was funded by Exxon Chemical Company. He taught full time in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering prior to joining Kimberly-Clark Corporation as a Research Scientist in 1992. An author of several published papers he has obtained 43 U.S. Patents and 13 Trade Secrets and received several awards including the Kimberly-Clark Technical Excellence Award and the 2012 Rodney D. Chipp Memorial Award from the Society of Women Engineers. He is also an Adjunct Professor at The University of Tennessee in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering.

Abhay JoijodeAbhay Joijode, Ph.D., Principal Scientist, Global R&D, Berry Global, Inc.
Joijode received his Ph.D. in Fiber Polymer & Science from NC State University. He currently works at Berry Global, Inc. as a Principal Scientist in the Nonwoven Global R&D group. He leads R&D & PD projects in Spunmelt (SMS), Spinlace/Spunlace & Laminates with a focus on Sustainability. Before joining Berry Global, Inc., he worked at The Nonwovens Institute (NWI) as a researcher where he led and managed sponsored research projects.

Jeffrey Krueger, Instructor Jeffrey Krueger, Ph.D., Raw Material Technology Leader, Kimberly-Clark Global Nonwovens
He has responsibility for Kimberly-Clark Global Nonwovens raw material technology for nonwoven production and product innovation encompassing the areas of polymers, pigments and melt additives. Krueger leads open innovation efforts and internal material science to position Kimberly-Clark as the leader in material technology advancement, serving the interests of all Kimberly-Clark business groups. He started his career with Kimberly-Clark in 2001 working in Research and Development where he has delivered numerous innovations supporting all of K-C’s businesses. Prior to earning his doctorate degree, Krueger was employed to conduct research for Rayonier. He received his Bachelor of Science, and Master of Science degree from the department of Pulp and Paper Science at University of Washington and his Doctorate of Philosophy from the department of Chemical Engineering at the University of South Carolina.

Eric LenenEric Lennon, MEng, Meltspinning Technical Strategist for Global Nonwovens, Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Mr. Lennon received his B.S. in Environmental Engineering and M.E. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Florida. He joined Kimberly-Clark Corporation as a Research Scientist in 1999. Mr. Lennon has held various positions in their Research and Engineering sector as well as manufacturing. He has published more than 20 peer-reviewed documents, which remain confidential to Kimberly-Clark, obtained 8 U.S. Patents, submitted 29 U.S. Patent Applications and obtained 6 Trade Secrets during his Kimberly- Clark career.

Mr. Lennon currently holds the position of Meltspinning Technical Strategist for Global Nonwovens with responsibility for setting Kimberly-Clark’s strategy and maintaining its advantage in the area with a key focus on Spunbond. Prior to his current position, he served in various roles in both Materials Development and Process Development. During this time, he gained experience working with Air Forming, Hydroentangling, Plasma, and Meltspinning. Areas of responsibility have included Front End Innovation, Development and Commercialization, Manufacturing Support and Operations. For his work, Mr. Lennon has been the recipient of multiple Kimberly-Clark Breakthrough Innovation Awards (2010, 2014, 2016, 2020, 2021).

Benoit Maze, InstructorBenoit Maze, Ph.D., Director of Education and Administration, The Nonwovens Institute (NWI)

Dr. Maze has been with the institute since 2003 in various research positions, from modeling to product development.

Behnam Pourdeyhimi, Instructor Behnam Pourdeyhimi, Ph.D., William A. Klopman Distinguished Professor of Textile Materials and Associate Dean for Industry Research and Extension, North Carolina State University, and Executive Director, The Nonwovens Institute (NWI)

Professor Pourdeyhimi received his Ph.D. from Leeds University in 1982. He has taught textile and fiber science, technology and engineering as well as microscopy and image analysis applications to textiles, nonwovens and materials problems both at undergraduate and graduate levels. His research experience covers such areas as image and structural analysis of nonwoven fibrous webs, textile applications in sports, bioengineering and materials, instrumentation and test method development, among others. Pourdeyhimi’s research interests are in the area of nonwovens, materials, biomaterials, modeling performance, special textile structures, and image analysis. His expertise is recognized by major corporations and leading research bodies around the world. He is a consultant to over 30 bodies and major corporations.


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

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