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Nonwoven Bonding Fundamentals

October 3 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Nonwoven Bonding Fundamentals Short Course will provide a detailed overview of the major fabric bonding processes used to make nonwovens. The course will cover success factors for calendering, hydroentangling, and needle-punching, including troubleshooting techniques and guidance for process improvement.

If you attend this course, you will learn:

  • How nonwoven bonds are formed and how strength is achieved
  • The importance of line speed and temperature control in determining the effectiveness of thermal bonding systems
  • The impact of jet pressure, jet strip design, and energy transfer to the nonwoven material in determining the desired bonding results in hydroentangling
  • The nuances of needle geometry, needle board design and process parameters in determining the results of needle-punch bonding processes
  • The evolution of nonwoven bonding technology and what the future holds

Expert Instructors: 

  • Behnam Pourdeyhimi, Ph.D., Executive Director, The Nonwovens Institute (NWI)
  • Benoit Maze, Ph.D., Director of Education and Administration, The Nonwovens Institute (NWI)

Who Should Attend?

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


  • Non-Members: $1,200
  • NWI/INDA Members: $1,000 (NOTE: If you are an NWI Member, please e-mail with your Member Name and Short Course title to register at the NWI Member Rate.)

Online registration for this course has not yet opened. To register, please e-mail


October 3
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The Nonwovens Institute
1010 Main Campus Drive
Raleigh, North Carolina 27606 United States
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