Nonwovens Basics Program coming soon

April 23, 2008 - United States Of America

The TTNA/CSIRO/IFC Nonwovens Basics Course and Nonwovens Product Development Workshop are designed to educate nonwovens industry personnel and supply chain partners on nonwoven technologies and end-use applications.

The Nonwovens Basics Program – Monday 12th May – is a comprehensive one-day training course covering nonwovens technologies and markets, aimed at personnel who purchase, use or specify nonwovens or those who are considering nonwovens applications.

The Nonwovens Product Development Workshop – Tuesday 13th to Thursday 15th May – is a three-day intensive program with a combination of class work, lectures and hands on practice that covers the entire nonwoven product development process.

The TTNA is working with the International Fibre Centre and CSIRO Textile and Fibre Centre to further develop and deliver the NW Basics and PDW from 12 to 15 May 2008.

These two units are designed to educate nonwoven industry personnel and supply chain partners on nonwoven technologies and end use applications.

In small teams, participants will develop a new product from design to product testing. They will learn to select the correct fibre and process combination to achieve the desired results.

This program will further develop and augment the nonwovens program that was developed and subsequently delivered by CSIRO TFT in Belmont in July 2006. Due to the success of that program, demand to deliver it on a regular basis has been considerable.

Further development is also as a result of CSIRO TFT having a greater understanding of the specialised nonwoven equipment and its capabilities in addition to its investment in bicomponent fibres, the knowledge and commercial usage of which is in demand from industry.

The NW Basics Course is a comprehensive one-day training course covering NW technologies and markets. It is aimed at personnel who have an interest in nonwovens; who purchase, use, or specify nonwovens; or those who are considering nonwovens applications.

Topics will include:
- raw material for NW
- web forming & bonding technologies
- web conversion & finishing technologies
- INDA & EDANA test methods
- NW products & applications
- Environmental issues - waste management