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This Absorbent Hygiene Products Training Course will give you a unique overview of all aspects of hygiene products, processes and markets. You will learn about the newest raw materials, manufacturing technologies, and the importance of product testing and evaluation.

Concentrating on baby diapers, femcare protection and adult incontinence, the course also includes a module on sustainability aspects of AHPs. Since learning goes in pair with doing, this course is designed to have the right balance between theory & practical exercices. 

The number of delegates at each course is limited to 24, in order to encourage active participation and interactive communications with the external experts. This is also a great opportunity to make contacts with other players in the personal care products industry.

"Hi, I am Marines, Scientific & Technical Director at EDANA and your tutor for this course.
I'll be more than happy to welcome you on my course. I have at heart to make this experience enjoyable and instructive. You will be encouraged to participate, interact and think as a team. It is also a good chance for you to make contacts with other players in the AHPs & personal care industry."

Nonwoven AHP training Course

Registration opens on the 1st day at 8:30. On both days the course starts at 9:00 and finishes at 17:00.
Day 1
Introduction and welcome
Absorbent Hygiene Products

History, design challenges, product families

Coffee break
Product range

Specific on the various product families

Components and raw materials

Composition of absorbent hygiene product

Components and raw materials (continued)
Create your own diaper

Team exercise

Coffee break
Super Absorbent Polymers (SAP)

Manufacturing, products and trends

This get-together dinner is included in the delegate fees
Day 2

Product performance, laboratory and panel testing

Coffee break
and alternative bonding technics
Manufacturing technologies

Overview of converting technologies

Health and environment

Overview of health aspects and environmental considerations

Market data

Market size and trends

Coffee break
Team exercise
Wrap up and end of the course
Marines Lagemaat
Scientific & Technical Affairs Director



Marines Lagemaat is the Scientific and Regulatory Affairs Director for EDANA, the international Association representing the nonwoven and related industries, a position he has held since September 2014.

Based in Brussels, Marines is responsible for managing the internal and external activities related to scientific and technical affairs in order to support the nonwoven industry, in all its applications: personal and household hygiene, medical protection, filtration, automotive, and construction.  In this role he’s involved in the development and  implementation of standards and their related test methods that serve as a reference for the industry and for fair trade. In addition, Marines manages various training and education programmes designed to provide technical and application-oriented support. Marines is of Dutch nationality.

Fees (including 21% VAT) 

The fee includes comprehensive delegate notes, a glossary of terms, samples, visits of pilot lines in Lille, lunches, one evening meal and coffees. 

  • EDANA members: € 1600
  • Non-members: € 1900


Who should attend

Both technical and marketing persons will benefit from attending this course. As they are likely to be involved with producers, suppliers, converters and retailers within the industry. 


Course organiser 

This Training Course is organised by EDANA. The association is sponsor of INDEX, the world’s largest nonwovens exhibition. EDANA has over 240 member companies in 36 countries. 



The course language is English. The tutor will speak clearly and make extensive use of visual aids, videos and samples. Active participation is encouraged from all delegates. 



Delegates completing the course will receive a certificate. 


Number of attendees 

Each course is limited to around 24 delegates. 



Avenue Herrmann Debroux 46
1160 Brussels, Belgium
(4th floor)



EDANA has reserved a number of single rooms at the NH Collection City Centre at a special rate about of € 170 per night, including breakfast. In order to receive this special rate, an hotel booking form will be provided to you once we have received your registration for the training course. 

For any questions please contact
Anaëlle Schütz

Upcoming dates

29 April 2020 - 30 April 2020

21 October 2020 - 22 October 2020