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[2-Minute Tutorial] Spunbond Technology Primer

The Nonwovens Institute's Spunbond Lab
The Nonwovens Institute will host the latest edition of the Spunbond Technology Short Course Mar. 19-21, 2024. The following tutorial is based on a segment of material that will be covered during this course.

The following tutorial on the spunbond production process provides a brief overview of performance and product attributes, raw material options, and end-use applications. It is based on a segment of the upcoming Spunbond Technology Short Course, which will be presented Mar. 19-21, 2024, by The Nonwovens Institute (NWI) in partnership with INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry.

“The Spunbond Technology Short Course combines classroom learning with hands-on activities in NWI’s state-of-the-art nonwoven fabrication and testing labs,” said Behnam Pourdeyhimi, Ph.D., executive director of NWI. “Upon completing the course, attendees will have a comprehensive grasp on spunbond nonwoven production processes, including raw material selection, basic science knowledge, testing, and the characterization used to create end-use products. The course will cover structure-property-process relationships and explain how to exploit machine design and raw materials to the advantage of the application.”

Featured Topics Include:

  • A primer on nonwoven markets and applications for spunbond technology
  • An in-depth understanding of polymer characterization and fiber formation
  • Discussion of bicomponent fibers and bonding technologies
  • Discussion of web uniformity and inspection
  • Discussion of product evaluation and testing
  • A pack design and cleaning demonstration
  • Discussion of process variables and hands-on activities in NWI’s world-class Spunbond and Hydroentangling Lab
  • Cost modeling for various spunbond process scenarios

A recent attendee noted:

“A huge thank you to the instructors and all of the wonderful staff. The course was incredibly helpful, and we learned so much that will aid us in our business going forward. The information on the fundamentals of extrusion and how process parameters affect output product and defect generation was excellent. I also loved being able to apply learnings in the lab.” — Staff Scientist, Medical Device Manufacturer

Are you interested in attending the Spunbond Technology Short Course?

The Spunbond Technology Short Course is part of a series of workforce development opportunities being offered by NWI and INDA this year. For the full schedule of upcoming NWI/INDA training courses, click here.