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.
Facilitating collaboration around fundamental research – TRL 1-3.
200+ Trainees Annually
In-person, online and custom training opportunities – TRL 4-7.
300+ Industry Partners Annually
World-class pilot and testing labs to support trials – TRL 3-6.
Fabrication and Testing
Bringing new product ideas from concept to reality – TRL 4-7.
7 Products Incubated
Scaling from the lab to commecialization – TRL 6-9.
Nishant Bhatta, Flow-less Coalescence Filtration Experiment
“The Institute will continuously strive to be the global leader in research, education and outreach for the nonwovens and affiliated industries.”
NWI Industrial Advisory Board
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