Fundamentals of Technical Fabrics Course

In this course you will learn the materials and processes involved in manufacturing technical textiles and product applications as well as the broad range of applications for technical textiles ranging from products inside the body to products in outer space.  Come and learn the manufacturing methods that produce very complex and sophisticated textile structures.  Also learn about the many man-made fibers with tailored properties and new chemical finishes to enhance the performance of technical textiles.

Visit the ZTE website to register.

Textile Fundamentals Course

Textile Fundamentals, our most popular course, provides you with a comprehensive, in-depth study of the entire textile process from fiber formation through finishing. Lectures, coupled with visits to our textile manufacturing laboratories, will provide you a true working knowledge of textile processing. Be sure to register early, because this one consistently sells out fast!  Space is limited to 40 students.

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Introduction to Spunbond and Meltblowing Technology

This course is designed for professionals with an engineering, technical or textile degree, or a minimum of one year experience with engineered fabrics. It provides a comprehensive understanding of spunbond and meltblown processes including raw material selection, basic science knowledge, testing, and the characterization used to create end use products. Attendees will gain insight into the nonwoven fabrics industry with market forecasts and will learn the signi cant role these engineered fabrics play in industry – all while creating incredible fabrics using NWI’s state-of-the-art facilities.

Topics covered include polymer properties and ber formation, including bi-component fibers, polymers used in spunbond and melt blown fabrics, processes and products, composites and laminates, converting techniques, and tests and evaluations.

Visit the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry website to register.

Phillip Strader Joins RTNN as Textile Technology Project Scientist

The RTNN welcomes Phillip Strader as a member of its staff!

Phillip will serve as a Project Scientist for RTNN, operating mainly from the NC State campus cohort of the network. His primary work will consist of coordinating access to research, education, and outreach services for industry and academia related to textile nanoscience through the capabilities made possible by RTNN. Additionally, he will be an independent user of various analytical techniques available through the Analytical Instrumentation Facility (AIF) at NC State.

Prior to joining RTNN, Phillip studied at the NC State University College of Textiles – earning a B.S. in Textile Technology (2013) and eventually an M.S. in Textiles (2015), while serving as a Research Assistant at the Nonwovens Institute and working on an industrial research project for Eastman Chemical.

(Images courtesy of Gregory ParsonsJesse Jur, and Philip Bradford at NC State.)