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Two-day workshop on control fibre orientation by TTNA
Jan '08
This two-day program will provide industry personnel with information and knowledge of the required techologoies to specify and ultimately control fibre orientation in nonwoven manufacturing, enabling a competitive advantage.

The TTNA is working collaboratively with the International Fibre Centre and Ramsay McDonald Pty Ltd to deliver training on fibre orientation in nonwoven textiles. The two-day workshop will be held at RMIT's Brunswick campus in Victoria on 26th & 27th February 2008.

Course content will cover:
- Fibre alignment and materials rheology
- Materials characterization and mechanical properties obtained through fibre orientation
- Needle selection as it pertains to fibre type
- Needlepunching, woven upholstery cloth felting, needle wear and rotation
- Needle designs and their effect on the needled nonwoven
- Needled structures in automotive applications
- Barb kick-up - how much is enough
- Why needles break
- Fibre blending
- The need for fibre opening pre-blending
- The carding process
- Carding design for specific nonwoven applications

The knowledge gained by participants will:
- Promote innovation in current textile manufacturing processes
- Encourage novel uses of fibre, yarn and textile manufacturing technologies
- Facilitate development of new markets for fibre, yarn and textile products

The following presenters will travel to Melbourne specifically for this program:
- Mr Paul Verbeke - Technical Director, Bekaert Carding Solutions, France
- Ing. Giacomo Meucci, Regional Sales Director for Nonwoven Technology Oerlikon Neumag Italy S.p.A.
- Mr Bernd Rödig, Sales Manager Felting Needles, Groz-Beckert KG.

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