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Mehmet Dasdemir, The Nonwovens Institute, RISE Conference 2023

Sep 28, 2023

RISE® Conference Provides a Lively Week of Discussion Around Innovation in Engineered Fabrics

RISE® – the Research, Innovation & Science for Engineered Fabrics conference – was presented this week on the campus of NC State University. 

Yanyue Wang, The Nonwovens Institute, University of Illinois Chicago

Sep 22, 2023

Yanyue (Lydia) Wang, Modeling Bicomponent Fiber Extrusion

My NWI research project focuses on modeling bicomponent fiber extrusion. Solidification and bonding of sheath and core resins in multicomponent individual fibers will be explored via modeling and numerical simulations facilitated by experiments. 

Sreenivasan Narayanan, The Nonwovens Institute, Virginia Commonwealth University

Sep 22, 2023

Sreenivasan Narayanan, Smart Nonwovens via Wet Film-Assisted Inkjet Printing of  Temperature-Responsive Liquid Crystals

My research is focused on implementing drop-on-demand (DOD) printing technique as a rapid, scalable approach to print liquid crystals on nonwoven substrate to attain patterned, temperature-responsive, “smart” substrates. 

Announcing Celanese as NWI 'Full Member'

Sep 19, 2023

NWI Welcomes Celanese As a New ‘Full Member’

The Nonwovens Institute (NWI) is pleased to recognize Celanese Corporation for its decision to join more than 50 industry-leading organizations as a member of the Institute. Celanese Corporation is a… 

Shyam Prasad Vasudeva Atri, The Nonwovens Institute, NC State University

Sep 19, 2023

Shyam Prasad Vasudeva Atri, Computational, Particle Removal via Electrically Charged Multilayer Nonwovens

My research focuses on understanding and formulation of the science of capturing particles via charged nonwovens, such as electrostatic wipes or electrostatically charged filters. The first step in my approach is to develop mathematical formulations that describe how a charged particle – on a surface or airborne – will be captured by a charged fiber. 

September 2023 Fiber and Filament Extrusion Fundamentals Short Course

Sep 18, 2023

NWI Dives Deep On Fiber and Filament Extrusion

NWI and INDA presented the popular Fiber and Filament Extrusion Fundamentals Short Course September 12-14 at NWI’s facilities on the Centennial Campus of NC State University. 

Darshana Malusare, The Nonwovens Institute, NC State University

Sep 18, 2023

Darshana Malusare, Adsorbent Particulate Deposition in Coform Spunbond Processes

My research focuses on developing a coform spunbond process to deposit metal organic framework (MOF) particles on polymer fibers/nonwoven webs to produce MOF-fiber composites. Nonwovens can serve as a flexible support for MOFs, resulting in the formation of MOF-fiber composites, which have versatile applications in areas like gas separation, filtration, catalysis and antimicrobial clothing. 

Jose Alejandro Fernandez, The Nonwovens Institute, NC State University

Sep 18, 2023

Jose Alejandro Fernandez, Biodegradability of Polymers, Blends and Additives for Nonwovens

My NWI research project focuses on biodegradation of fibers made of polylactic acid (PLA) and how other polymers and additives help to biodegrade it. We are aiming to provide information about how this polymer can be applied in textiles (specifically nonwovens) and how it will biodegrade when blended with other polymers and additives. 

The Nonwovens Institute (NWI) Website Home Page

Sep 14, 2023

[PRESS RELEASE] The Nonwovens Institute Launches New Website, Highlighting Pillar Service Offerings for the Nonwovens Industry

The Nonwovens Institute (NWI) is excited to announce the relaunch of its website with a modern look-and-feel, streamlined functionality and an enhanced content strategy. 

NWI Student Poster Presentations at RISE 2023

Sep 12, 2023

13 NWI Student Researchers to Present Posters at 2023 RISE® Conference

NWI student researchers will highlight their work at this year's RISE® conference, September 26-27 on the campus of NC State University.