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Enabling Materials of the Future

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.

Student Spotlight: Lucille Verster Rivera, Degradation Modalities of Synthetics and Bio-Based Fiber Nonwoven

Lucille is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and the Department of Forest Biomaterials at NC State University. Lucille’s NWI research project aims to develop standardized methods and breakdown criteria to quantify, visualize and characterize the degradation and photostability of synthetic and bio-based polymer fibers and nonwovens.

Lucille Verster, The Nonwovens Institute

“The Institute will continuously strive to be a global leader in research, education and outreach for the nonwovens and affiliated industries.” 

NWI Industrial Advisory Board

Member Profile:
Celanese Corporation

Celanese Corporation, a global specialty materials and chemical company, and Under Armour, Inc., a global leader in athletic apparel and footwear, have been engaged in a collaboration at NWI on the Centennial Campus of NC State University since 2022, resulting in a new fiber called NEOLAST™. Celanese, as a Full Member of NWI, benefitted in this engagement by receiving priority access to NWI’s Fiber Spinning Lab, as well as the expertise of NWI’s in-house dedicated staff, who brought many years of experience in polymer and fiber science to the project.

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