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Carded Nonwovens Technology Short Course

October 3, 2024

The Staple Fiber and Carded Nonwovens Short Course provides attendees a fundamental understanding of the process of forming carded nonwoven webs and offers guidance on how to control structure-property-process relationships to optimize carded nonwoven materials based on the requirements of the application. 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 grasp on carded nonwoven production processes, including raw material selection, basic science knowledge, testing, and the characterization used to create end-use products. The course will explain how to exploit machine design and raw materials to the advantage of the application. Attendees will also gain insight into the nonwoven fabrics industry with market forecasts and learn the significant role carded nonwoven materials play in industry – all while creating incredible fabrics using NWI’s state-of-the-art fabrication and testing facilities.

Featured Topics Include:

  • A primer on orientation and structure uniformity
  • Discussion of opening, blending, carding and crosslapping principles
  • Discussion of needle punching and structure-property relationships
  • Demonstration of needle board preparation and practical aspects of needling, as well as the importance of needling parameters on performance
  • Hydroentangling bonding process and opportunities for carded nonwovens
  • Discussion of process variables and hands-on activities in NWI’s world-class Staple/Carded Nonwovens Lab
  • Cost modeling for carded nonwoven process scenarios

Expert Instructors:

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

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

October 3, 2024
8:00-8:30 AMNetworking Breakfast
8:30-9:30 AMStructure of Nonwovens
9:30-10:30 AMFiber Orientation Distribution and Structure Uniformity
10:30-11:00 AMDemonstration of Fiber Orientation and Structure Uniformity
11:00 AM- 12:00 PMOpening, Blending, Carding and Crosslapping Principles
12:00-1:00 PMNetworking Lunch
1:00-2:00 PMNeedle Punching and Structure Property Relationships
2:00-3:00 PMHydroentangling Bonding Process and Opportunities for Carded Nonwovens
3:00-4:00 PMCarded Nonwovens Products and Markets
4:00-4:30 PMCarded Nonwovens Cost Modeling
4:30-5:00 PMWrap Up and Q&A

This course is presented in partnership with: 



October 3, 2024
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The Nonwovens Institute
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The Nonwovens Institute
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Raleigh, North Carolina 27606 United States
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