NWI & INDA launch 2-day virtual nonwoven short courses

NWI & INDA launch 2-day virtual nonwoven short courses

The Nonwovens Institute introduces new comprehensive spunbond and meltblown course—virtually—in response to urgent manufacturing needs.

Professionals in the
nonwovens/engineered fabrics industry are invited to advance their technical
skills in a new 2-day nonwoven short course in the “Virtual Introduction to
Spunbond and Meltblown Technology”. This course was developed by North Carolina
State University’s The Nonwovens Institute (NWI) and launched by INDA, the
Association of Nonwoven Fabrics Industry. 
The all virtual course is designed to help manufacturers meet the demand
for comprehensive training in the spunbond and meltblown web forming processes
used to manufacture respirator/medical face masks, wipes, absorbent hygiene,
filtration media, sorbents, and insulation among other end uses.

The course will be
held on consecutive Wednesdays, March 24 and March 31, 2021, for a total of
11.5 hours of rigorous training, and available for a two-week review after the
course concludes.  Production tours of
NWI’s spunbond and meltblown lines led by NWI’s renowned team of industry and
nonwoven expert instructors are a key component of the virtual agenda.

“Nonwoven
professionals have expressed great interest in expanding their knowledge in
spunbond and meltblown technologies. We want to meet that need in spite of
COVID-19 restrictions, hence the virtual offering. This new course will ground
participants in these growing technologies, so they can continue to expand
their product lines and business,” said Behnam
Pourdeyhimi, PhD, Executive Director of The Nonwovens Institute and Associate
Dean of the NC State University College of Textiles
.

Expert Instructors
for the new course include:

Pierre D. Grondin,
Product Development Director, The Nonwovens Institute NWI

Bryan Haynes, Ph.D.,
Director of Research and Engineering in Global Nonwovens, Kimberly-Clark
Corporation

Jeffrey Krueger,
Ph.D., Raw Material Technology Leader, Kimberly-Clark Global Nonwovens

Amy Minton, Physical
Testing Lab Manager, The Nonwovens Institute NWI

David Nelson,
Assistant Director, Industry Engagement and Education, NWI, 3M, (retired)

Behnam Pourdeyhimi,
Ph.D., William A. Klopman Distinguished Professor of Textile Materials and
Associate Dean for Industry Research and Extension, North Carolina State
University, and Executive Director, NWI

“INDA is delighted to
partner with The Nonwovens Institute at NC State University on their new
virtual spunbond and meltblown training course. INDA members, NWI members, and
the industry at large will benefit from NWI’s expertise and the ability to
further their professional development while complying with COVID-19
restrictions on large gatherings. The addition of virtual tours of their
spunbond and meltblown lines will truly round out participants’ experience and
knowledge,” said Dave Rousse, INDA
President
.

To register or for
more information, visit https://www.inda.org/education/advanced-training.php

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