In-Person Training

The Nonwovens Institute has an extensive array of training content ranging from materials to products.  These are formalized into various course offerings.  Regularly scheduled in-person training courses are offered collaboratively with INDA (The Nonwovens Industry Association)

Regularly Scheduled Training Courses

  • Intermediate Nonwovens Training Course
    February 7 – 10, August 1 – 4, October 24 – 27, 2023
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  • Spunbond and Meltblown Technology
    February 28 – March 3, 2023 (2024 dates TBD)
  • Nonwoven Product Development & Innovation
    June 20 – 23, 2023
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  • Fiber and Filament Extrusion Fundamentals
    September 12 – 14, 2023
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  • Nonwoven Fabric Property Development & Characterization
    December 5 – 8, 2023
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All courses are presented in partnership with INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Basics and Workshops

The Nonwovens Institute (NWI) is pleased to announce a series of three 3-day practical and comprehensive “hands on” workshops relative to urgent industry needs and interest in Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). The workshops will focus on the importance of nonwoven fabrics, technology, and performance testing critical to the development and use as infection and personal protection products. Each workshop will consist of one day of classroom discussion covering technical information on materials, processes, products, classification and testing, followed by a second day of hands-on construction and characterization of prototype products in a laboratory workshop setting. The workshops will feature NWI’s state-of-the-art laboratory facilities and staff expertise to deliver a unique experience for attendees. Due to the format of these workshops, attendance will be limited in order to provide the best environment for insight and learning.

Cost per session per attendee:
$1595 for non-NWI members
$1295 for NWI members (please contact us directly for your discount code)

Workshop: Wipes – DATES tbd


  • Nonwoven structure and fabric performance
  • Nonwoven processes and materials for wipe fabrics
    • Carding and hydroentangling
    • Spunbond and coform
    • Wetlaid
  • Products, markets and trends
    • Sustainability issues
  • Product performance and functionality
    • Single use vs. multiple use
  • Testing and classification
  • Workshop experience  – prototyping and characterization

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Customized Training Courses

The Nonwovens Institute also offers customized training courses that are designed specifically for your company. The custom courses and training programs include online courses, short courses as well as in-plant training programs. For more information regarding customized training services, please contact us by email at NWI questions.