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Joshua Weed, The Nonwovens Institute

Feb 12, 2024

Joshua Weed Elected Vice Chairperson of NWI’s IAB Executive Committee

During The Nonwovens Institute’s (NWI’s) Fall 2023 Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) Meeting, Mr. Joshua Weed was elected Vice Chairperson of the IAB Executive Committee.

Celanese, Under Armour Develop New Elastic Fiber in NWI Labs

Feb 2, 2024

Celanese, Under Armour Advance Toward Sustainable Stretch Fabrics With New Fiber Developed in NWI Labs

Celanese and Under Armour have engaged in a collaboration at NWI, resulting in a new elastic fiber called NEOLAST™.

The Nonwovens Institute's Spunbond Lab

Jan 17, 2024

[2-Minute Tutorial] Spunbond Technology Primer

The following tutorial on the spunbond production process provides a brief overview of performance and product attributes, raw material options, and end-use applications. It is based on a segment of…

Young Jae Kim, The Nonwovens Institute, NC State University

Jan 12, 2024

Young Jae Kim, Understanding the Influence of Molecular Ordering on Wetting Resistance

The focus of my NWI (nonwovens) research project is to develop hydrocarbon-based alternatives to fluorocarbons for enhancing the performance of nonwoven materials.

The Nonwovens Institute Spunbond and Hydroentangling Pilot Lab In Production

Jan 10, 2024

[Virtual Tour] Spunbond and Hydroentangling Lab

The Nonwovens Institute (NWI) at NC State offers state-of-the-art technology and deep expertise in spunmelt nonwovens. The following virtual tour walks you through the capability housed within the lab.

The Nonwovens Institute's Meltblown Lab

Dec 19, 2023

[2-Minute Tutorial] Meltblown Technology Primer

The following tutorial on meltblown nonwovens provides a brief overview of the production process, common applications, and material structure and performance characteristics. It is based on a segment of the…

CovationBio Joins NWI as New 'Full Member'

Dec 13, 2023

NWI Welcomes CovationBio as a New ‘Full Member’

The Nonwovens Institute (NWI) is pleased to recognize Covation Biomaterials for its decision to join more than 50 industry-leading organizations as a member of the Institute. Founded in 2022, in…

INDA/NWI Workforce Development Program

Dec 12, 2023

[PRESS RELEASE] INDA, NWI Announce 2024 Nonwovens Training Course Schedule

Cary, NC and Raleigh, NC, December 12, 2023 – 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…

Mehmet Dasdemir, Ph.D., The Nonwovens Institute

Dec 1, 2023

Dr. Mehmet Dasdemir Appointed as Director of Product Development at NWI

NWI is pleased to announce Mehmet Dasdemir, Ph.D., as the Institute's new Director of Product Development.

Thomas Broch, Fibertex Personal Care, Detlef Frey, Reifenhäuser REICOFIL, and Andreas Scope, MANN+HUMMEL

Nov 30, 2023

NWI Offers Appreciation to Outgoing IAB Executive Committee Members

Thomas Broch, Detlef Frey and Andreas Scope conclude their term of service as NWI Executive Committee members.