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Eric Lawrence, The Nonwovens Institute, NC State University

Mar 4, 2024

[NWI Behind the Scenes] Eric Lawrence, Lab Manager

Eric Lawrence is a Lab Manager responsible for the Fiber and Polymer Science, Filament Spinning and Staple Carding labs at The Nonwovens Institute (NWI).

Natalie Young, The Nonwovens Institute, NC State University

Feb 26, 2024

[NWI Behind the Scenes] Natalie Young, Research Specialist

The Nonwovens Institute (NWI) is excited to welcome the newest addition to our team, Ms. Natalie Young, who joined NWI as a Research Specialist in July 2023.

NWI Announces Dr.-Ing. Martin Lehmann, Dr. Ravi Ravishankar, and Mr. Arnold Wilkie have been elected to the IAB Executive Committee.

Feb 21, 2024

NWI Elects 3 New Members to IAB Executive Committee

The Nonwovens Institute (NWI) is pleased to announce the election of three new members to the Executive Committee of its Industrial Advisory Board (IAB). Dr.-Ing. Martin Lehmann, Principal Expert Research Network…

NWI is excited to announce Mr. Robert Dale, Mr. Pierre Grondin and Mr. Ralph Moody – long time contributors to the nonwovens industry – have been elected as Emeritus Members of the Institute.

Feb 15, 2024

NWI Recognizes 3 Long-Time Industry Contributors as Emeritus Members

The Nonwovens Institute (NWI) is pleased to recognize its three newest Emeritus Members.  Each have made outstanding contributions to the nonwovens industry and to NWI over their distinguished careers. Mr.…

Joshua Weed, The Nonwovens Institute

Feb 12, 2024

Joshua Weed Elected Vice Chairperson of NWI’s IAB Executive Committee

During The Nonwovens Institute’s (NWI’s) Fall 2023 Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) Meeting, Mr. Joshua Weed was elected Vice Chairperson of the IAB Executive Committee.

Celanese, Under Armour Develop New Elastic Fiber in NWI Labs

Feb 2, 2024

Celanese, Under Armour Advance Toward Sustainable Stretch Fabrics With New Fiber Developed in NWI Labs

Celanese and Under Armour have engaged in a collaboration at NWI, resulting in a new elastic fiber called NEOLAST™.

The Nonwovens Institute's Spunbond Lab

Jan 17, 2024

[2-Minute Tutorial] Spunbond Technology Primer

The following tutorial on the spunbond production process provides a brief overview of performance and product attributes, raw material options, and end-use applications. It is based on a segment of…

Young Jae Kim, The Nonwovens Institute, NC State University

Jan 12, 2024

Young Jae Kim, Understanding the Influence of Molecular Ordering on Wetting Resistance

The focus of my NWI (nonwovens) research project is to develop hydrocarbon-based alternatives to fluorocarbons for enhancing the performance of nonwoven materials.

The Nonwovens Institute Spunbond and Hydroentangling Pilot Lab In Production

Jan 10, 2024

[Virtual Tour] Spunbond and Hydroentangling Lab

The Nonwovens Institute (NWI) at NC State offers state-of-the-art technology and deep expertise in spunmelt nonwovens. The following virtual tour walks you through the capability housed within the lab.

The Nonwovens Institute's Meltblown Lab

Dec 19, 2023

[2-Minute Tutorial] Meltblown Technology Primer

The following tutorial on meltblown nonwovens provides a brief overview of the production process, common applications, and material structure and performance characteristics. It is based on a segment of the…