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Spunbond Technology Short Course

March 19 - March 21

The Spunbond Technology Short Course combines classroom learning with hands-on activities in NWI’s state-of-the-art fabrication and testing labs to provide attendees a fundamental understanding of the process of forming spunbond webs.

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.

If you attend this course, you will:

  • Learn how to exploit machine design and raw materials to optimize the efficiency of your process and improve the quality of end products.
  • Understand how to control structure-property-process relationships to meet the specific requirements of your application.  
  • Get expert insight into nonwoven markets and applications for spunbond technology, including how to leverage biopolymers for sustainable impacts.
  • Gain insight into the nonwoven fabrics industry and the significant role spunbond materials play in the world today.

This course is designed to be accessible and valuable to those who are new to the field and/or come from a non-technical background, as well as seasoned nonwovens professionals.

Expert Instructors:

  • Behnam Pourdeyhimi, Ph.D., Executive Director, The Nonwovens Institute (NWI)
  • Angelo Corino, Meltblown and Spunbond Lab Manager, The Nonwovens Institute (NWI)
  • Tom Daugherty, Deputy Directory, The Nonwovens Institute (NWI); former Procter & Gamble
  • Bryan Haynes, Ph.D., Technical Director Global Nonwovens, Kimberly-Clark
  • Abhay Joijode, Ph.D., Principal Scientist, Berry Global
  • Benoit Maze, Ph.D., Director of Education and Administration, The Nonwovens Institute (NWI)
  • Brad Scroggins, Research Technician, The Nonwovens Institute (NWI)
  • Natalie Young, Research Specialist, The Nonwovens Institute (NWI)
  • Guest instructors from industry will provide unique perspective on the latest applications and technology in meltblown nonwovens.

Who should attend?

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


  • Non-Members: $3,300
  • NWI/INDA Members: $2,500 (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.)

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Attendee Feedback: 

  • “I just wanted to reach out and say thank you very much for all the training. I learned so much and feel empowered to move forward with the insights you provided. I look forward to seeing you again at the next course!” — Managing Director, Filter Manufacturer
  • “The topics of the training and technical information were excellent. All speakers were very prepared and always available to interact with the class and answer our questions.” — Manufacturing Engineer, Global Manufacturer
  • “I loved that the course included machine time. It was also a pleasure to learn from the current leaders in PP nonwovens.” — Process Development Engineer, Global Energy Company
  • “Thank you all so much for the amazing opportunity to learn and meet wonderful, knowledgeable professionals who can talk about nonwovens until the sun goes down. The course has equipped me with an insightful approach to product development for my existing and potential customers.” — Account Manager, Materials Manufacturer

Register Now Course Outline 2024 Short Courses

(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.)

Course agenda and presenters subject to change. For questions about this course, email


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Course Outline:

March 19, 2024The Basics
8:00-8:30 AMNetworking and Light BreakfastAll
8:30-9:00 AMIntroductions and Intro to NWITom Daugherty, NWI (formerly Procter & Gamble)
9:00-10:00 AMPolymer PrimerAbhay Joijode, Ph.D., Berry Global
10:00-10:45 AMPolymer Requirements for SpunbondBehnam Pourdeyhimi, Ph.D., NWI
10:45-11:00 AMBreakAll
11:00 AM-12:00 PMPolymer Characterization Critical for SpunbndAbhay Joijode, Ph.D., Berry Global
12:00-1:00 PMNetworking Lunch
1:00-2:00 PMSpunbond Products and MarketsTom Daugherty, NWI (formerly Procter & Gamble)
2:00-3:00 PMSpunbond Fabric Test Methods and ProceduresBehnam Pourdeyhimi, Ph.D., NWI
3:00-4:00 PMPolymer Extrusion and FiltrationBenoit Maze, Ph.D., NWI
4:00-5:00 PMTour of NWI FacilitiesAngelo Corino, NWI; Benoit Maze, Ph.D., NWI
March 20, 2024The Fundamentals
8:00-8:30 AMNetworking and Light BreakfastAll
8:30-9:30 AMFiber Formation and Property DevelopmentBehnam Pourdeyhimi, Ph.D., NWI
9:30-10:30 AMThe Spunbond ProcessBryan Haynes, Ph.D., Kimberly-Clark
10:30-10:45 AMBreakAll
10:45-11:30 AMSpunbond Process ComponentsBryan Haynes, Ph.D., Kimberly-Clark
11:30 AM-12:00 PMWinding and UnwindingBenoit Maze, Ph.D., NWI
12:00-1:00 PMNetworking LunchAll
1:00-2:00 PMWeb Uniformity and InspectionBenoit Maze, Ph.D., NWI
2:00-3:00 PMBonding Technologies for SpunbondBehnam Pourdeyhimi, Ph.D., NWI
3:00-4:00 PMMulticomponent Fibers and Their ApplicationsBehnam Pourdeyhimi, Ph.D., NWI
4:00-5:00 PMSpunbond Laboratory PlanningAngelo Corino, NWI/All
5:30-8:00 PMReception and NetworkingAll
March 21, 2024Let's Get It Together
8:00-8:30 AMNetworking and Light Breakfast
8:30-9:00 AMLab Prep – Start up Angelo Corino, NWI; Natalie Young, NWI
9:00-10:00 AMLab DOE DiscussionBehnam Pourdeyhimi, Ph.D., NWI
10:00 AM-12:30 PMLab DOE ImplementationAngelo Corino/Bradley Scroggins, NWI
12:30-1:30 PMNetworking LunchAll
1:30-2:30 PMWrap-Up and Q&ABehnam Pourdeyhimi, Ph.D., NWI/ All


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