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Fiber and Filament Extrusion Fundamentals Short Course

July 23, 2024 - July 25, 2024

The Fiber and Filament Extrusion Fundamentals Short Course provides attendees a fundamental understanding of the critical variables and process parameters required to optimize extrusion processes for meltblown, spunbond and carded staple-fiber nonwovens. This course is designed to be accessible and valuable to both those who are new to the field and/or come from a non-technical background, as well as seasoned nonwovens professionals.

Upon completing the course, attendees will have a comprehensive understanding of fiber and filament extrusion-based nonwoven products and processes, including raw material selection, polymer characterization, fiber and fibrous assemblies, fiber-to-fabric transitions, testing and characterization. Attendees will gain valuable insights into the impact of the process on fiber structure in terms of orientation, crystallinity, etc. Attendees will also benefit from hands-on learning with experiments in The Nonwovens Institute’s state-of-the-art Fiber and Polymer Science and Analytical Testing labs.

Key Topics Include: 

  • Introduction to Polymers
  • Rheological Properties
  • Polymer Characterization
  • Fiber Characterization
  • Fiber Formation and Property Development
  • Fiber Finish
  • Fiber Testing and Analytical Testing

Expert Instructors:

  • Behnam Pourdeyhimi, Ph.D., Professor and Executive Director, The Nonwovens Institute (NWI) at NC State University
  • Amy Minton, Analytical & Physical Testing Lab Manager, NWI

Who Should Attend?

  • Business and Product Development
  • Manufacturing and Engineering
  • Quality Control
  • Research and Development
  • Technical Sales and Marketing

Registration for this course has not yet opened. Course agenda and presenters subject to change. For questions and/or to reserve a spot for this course, email

July 24, 2024
8:00-9:00 AMNetworking Breakfast
9:00-9:30 AMIntroductions and Course Objectives
9:30-11:00 AMIntroduction to Polymers
11:00 AM-12:00 PMRheological Properties
12:00-1:00 PMNetworking Lunch
1:00-2:30 PMPolymer Characterization
2:30-3:30 PMFiber Characterization
3:30-3:45 PMCoffee Break
3:45-4:15 PMFiber Formation and Property Development
4:15-5:30 PMMulticomponent Fibers, Microfibers, Islands In the Sea Fibers
July 25, 2024
8:00-8:30 AMNetworking Breakfast
8:30-10:00 AMSpinning and Processing Operations of Staple Fiber Production
10:00-10:15 AMCoffee Break
10:15-10:45 AMFiber Finish
10:45-12:00 PMThe Spunbond and Meltblown Processes
1:00-5:00 PMFiber Extrusion - Industrial Perspective/How to Predict and Control Orientation, Minimize Shrinkage, and Control Spinnability
5:30-7:30 PMNetworking Reception
July 26, 2024
8:00-8:30 AMNetworking Breakfast
8:30 AM-12:00 PMFiber Science Lab
12:00-1:00 PMNetworking Lunch
1:00-2:30 PMFiber Testing and Analytical Lab Tour
2:30-3:00 PMWrap-Up and Q&A

This course is presented in partnership with: 



July 23, 2024
July 25, 2024
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The Nonwovens Institute
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