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Intermediate Nonwovens Short Course – October 2024

October 15, 2024 - October 18, 2024

The Intermediate Nonwovens Short Course provides attendees with a generalized overview of nonwoven production processes and end-product applications. The course covers the fundamental chemical and physical make up of nonwovens, the properties of materials used in making nonwovens, and the manufacturing processes used to produce nonwovens. This course offers a balance of in-the-classroom learning at INDA and NWI, along with demonstrations on NWI’s state-of-the-art pilot lines and in its analytical characterization labs on the Centennial Campus of NC State University.

Featured Topics Include:

  • Fundamentals of Fibers and Materials
  • Web Formation Technologies
  • Fabric Bonding Technologies
  • Fabric Finishing and Converting
  • Testing and Characterization
  • Nonwoven Products and Markets
  • Future Direction of the Industry and Technologies

Expert Instructors:

  • Amy Minton, Analytical Lab Manager, The Nonwovens Institute (NWI), NC State University
  • Behnam Pourdeyhimi, Ph.D., Professor and Executive Director, The Nonwovens Institute (NWI) at NC State University
  • Ed Thomas, Head of Research and Product Development, First Quality, Fiberweb, (ret.)
  • Matt O’Sickey, Ph.D., Director of Education and Technical Affairs, INDA

Who Should Attend?

  • Business and Product Development
  • Maintenance and Plant Production
  • Manufacturing and Engineering
  • Quality Control Technicians
  • Research and Development
  • Technical Marketing and Sales
Course Outline


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


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October 15, 2024
October 18, 2024
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INDA & The Nonwovens Institute
1100 Crescent Green, Suite 115 & 1010 Main Campus Drive
Cary, NC & Raleigh, NC, 27518 & 27606 United States
+1 919 515-6582