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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:
Pallav Jani, Interaction Between Slip Additives and Hydrophilic Finishes in Nonwovens

Pallav Jani is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at NC State University. Pallav’s research focuses on the evaluation of interactions between slip additives and hydrophilic finishes in polypropylene nonwovens.

Pallav Jani, The Nonwovens Institute

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

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Member Profile:
American Truetzschler Inc.

American Truetzschler Inc. has been a member of NWI since 2009 and is proud to have supported the Institute over the years including through the volunteer efforts of its employees in NWI Leadership roles.  Currently, Mr. Lothar Kaierle, Vice President of Sales for the Nonwovens Sector, at Truetzschler serves as a member of the Executive Committee of the Industrial Advisory Board (IAB).  The IAB provides membership oversight, program review and policy guidance to the Institute.  Trützschler equipment is essential to the operation of NWI’s staple fiber lab.

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