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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: Dominic Garcia, Polyester Thermal Point Bonding and the Effect of Additives

Dominic is a Ph.D. candidate in Fiber and Polymer Science at NC State University, studying under Dr. Eunkyoung Shim. Dominic’s NWI research project s currently investigating processing techniques for the improvement of thermally bonded polyester nonwovens. This project utilizes innovative small-scale model design and techniques such as tensile testing and thermal analysis. 

Dominic Garcia, The Nonwovens Institute, NC State University

“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:
Fibertex Nonwovens

Fibertex Nonwovens is a subsidiary of  Schouw & Co, a diversified Danish industrial conglomerate with a value-creating, active and long-term ownership and a strategic view on each of its businesses.  In North America, Fibertex Nonwovens produces needlepunch and spunlace fabrics for Automotive, Building Industry, Filtration, Wipes, Personal Care and Hygiene applications, among others.

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