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Elementary: 1.5-Day Course

Elementary Nonwovens Training

An Introductory Course on the Basics of Nonwovens

In-Person Training

  • May 7 - 8, 2024
    • September 10 - 11, 2024

INDA Member fee: $1,475
Non-member fee: $2,100

INDA Headquarters
Cary, NC USA

Multiple registrants from the same company receive a discount.

INDA Members may schedule onsite In-person and Virtual training for their organizations with 10+ participants. Contact:

A comprehensive guide of instruction and reference material is provided to each attendee of In-person training. Available to order for the Virtual training for additional fee.

On-Demand Training
When, where, and how you need it!

INDA/NWI Member: $995
Non-Member: $1,425

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Matt O'Sickey, Ph.D.Matthew (Matt) O'Sickey, Ph.D., Director of Education & Technical Affairs, INDA, joined INDA in September 2022. He has prior experience as the Director of Application Engineering and Research & Development for the Americas at RKW North America and as Director of Global Market Development with Tredegar Corporation. He holds a deeply rooted belief that innovation is the result of the intersection of marketing and technology, and this is reflected in his career path, which encompasses both disciplines. His career has entailed developing and bringing to market a range of hygiene and packaging films and nonwoven laminates. Within the hygiene area, he has worked on the development and commercialization of topsheets, surge layers, waistbands, fit and closure elements, breathable films and laminates, backsheets, pouch films, and bags with more recent focus on sustainable solutions.

Matt has a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering and a Masters of Engineering Administration from Virginia Tech, and a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University with a heavy emphasis on the processing-structure-property relationships of polymeric materials.

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


Matt O'Sickey
Director of Education & Technical Affairs

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