INDA, NWI Announce 2024 nonwovens training courses schedule

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INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, and The Nonwovens Institute (NWI), have announced their 2024 workforce development program. The INDA/NWI portfolio of training content covers the full spectrum of the nonwovens value chain, ranging from raw materials to processes to products.

Jointly organized courses include a combination of classroom learning supported by hands-on activities in NWI’s world-class nonwoven production and testing labs on the Centennial Campus of North Carolina State University. Each course is designed to be accessible and valuable to those who are new to the nonwovens industry and/or come from a non-technical background, as well as seasoned nonwovens professionals.

2024 INDA/NWI Workshops Schedule:

▪ Elementary Nonwovens January 23-24, 2024

▪ Intermediate Nonwovens February 6-9, 2024

▪ Meltblown Technology February 27-29, 2024

▪ Spunbond Technology March 19-21, 2024

▪ Intermediate Nonwovens April 30-May 3, 2024

▪ Elementary Nonwovens May 7-8, 2024

▪ Nonwoven Fabric Property Development and Characterization June 4-7, 2024

▪ WIPES Academy June 17-18, 2024

▪ Fiber and Filament Extrusion Fundamentals July 24-27, 2024

▪ Nonwoven Product Development and Innovation August 13-16, 2024

▪ Absorbent Hygiene Course August 27-29, 2024

▪ Elementary Nonwovens September 10-11, 2024

▪ Carded Nonwovens Technology October 3, 2024

▪ Intermediate Nonwovens October 15-19, 2024

Matt O’Sickey, Ph.D., INDA Director of Education and Technical Affairs, said, “INDA is committed to being a ‘must-have’ resource for nonwovens continuing education. We are delighted to continue our partnership with NWIto meet the development needs of nonwoven professionals. This suite of courses provides organizations serving the nonwovens industry a vital resource to ensure their employees have the knowledge and skills to continuously contribute to the success of the business.”

Short Course Value Packs

New this year, INDA and NWI are offering a Short Course Value Pack program, enabling companies to purchase a block of registrations, which can be used by any combination of employees to register for any combination of training courses, at a discounted rate. Value Packs are available in bundles of 5, 10, 15, and 20 registrations, with discounts ranging from 10 percent to 25 percent, depending on the size of the Value Pack.

Behnam Pourdeyhimi, Ph.D., NWI Executive Director, said, “Workforce Development is a pillar of NWI’s service offering, and the INDA/NWI portfolio of training courses is unmatched in the value it offers to organizations operating in and/or serving the nonwovens industry. The Short Course Value Pack program represents a strategic opportunity for business leaders to invest in the knowledge and expertise of their workforce to achieve a competitive advantage in nonwovens, while doing so at an extremely favorable price point.”

For more information and to purchase a Short Course Value Pack, visit

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