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Go a step further with this 2-day advanced course to focus on understanding the various production parameters in nonwoven manufacturing, and how these can be used to modify product properties in the areas of meltblown and spunbond. 

This course is part of the Nonwovens Learning Cycle™, organised in collaboration with CETI (European Center for Innovative Textiles). The cycle offers an integrated approach to nonwovens from the basics, to intermediate, to advanced courses.

Gain knowledge of spunlaid nonwoven products. Identify the impacts that the choice of raw materials can have, understand the spunbond, meltblown and spunmelt technology (limitation, shortcomings and solutions) as well as the vail consolidation processes (hydroliage, needling, oven, grille) and discover the different technological configurations during a live demonstration on the prototyping line at CETI. 

Day 1
Welcome to CETI

Market Statistics

Product and Applications

Definition and History

Nonwoven platform discovery
Raw materials

Introduction to thermoplastic polymers

Polymers properties used in Spunbond and Meltblown fabrics

Focus on PP

Lunch break
Spunbond and meltblown processes

Dosing / Extrusion

Focus on Spunbond process

Focus on Meltblown process

Introduction to bi-component process

Hotel break
Evening dinner
Day 2
Nonwoven platform discovery
Trials using spunbond process and dedicated bonding techology

Trial elaboration

Spunbond parameters adjustments and consequences on the process and the product

Focus on the bi-component process

Laboratory analysis on a nonwoven

Lunch break
Trials using meltblown process

Trials elaboration

Meltblown parameters adjustments and consequences on the process and the product

Laboratory analysis on a nonwoven

End of course
Mélanie Monceaux
R&D Engineer

Graduated as a Textile Engineer 15 years ago, she began her career in Hygiene Spunmelt manufacturer. She was in charge of technical support for the customers, competitive Intelligence and IP.

She has joined CETI since 2010 and participated in the selection process of melt spinning and nonwovens equipment and has been in charge of its implementation. Nowadays she manages as R&D Engineer both R&D private and consortium projects from filaments and fibres to prototypes production in Spunlaid & Drylaid nonwovens.

Simon Fremeaux
Nonwoven Platform Manager
Graduated as a Textile Engineer 15 years ago, he began his career in Nylon filament melt spinning and then in Hygiene Spunmelt manufacturer. He joined CETI in 2010 and participated in the selection process of nonwovens equipment and was in charge of its implementation. Nowadays he manages as R&D Platform Manager both R&D private and consortium projects from design solutions to prototypes production in Drylaid and Spunlaid nonwovens.

Registration fee 

(The fee includes two lunches and one dinner after the first day)

  • Member EDANA: € 2100 excl VAT/person
  • Non-members EDANA: € 2600 excl VAT/person



CETI – 41 rue des Métissages
F-59200 Tourcoing
(25 min by car from Lille City Center)


Who should attend

Process Engineers, Product Managers, Raw Materials Managers, R&D Managers, QA managers. Such people are likely involved with Producers, Suppliers, Converters and Retailers within the industry.




A course based on the combination of classroom training, information exchange and interaction with the R&D engineer and technicians. Use of different support: video, pictures, samples, pilot line.



The course language is exclusively English.


Number of participants

The advanced courses are limited to 8 delegates for optimal interaction between the participants and the CETI staff during the course and the workshop on the platform in operation.


Level of the course

In order to fully benefit from this course it is recommended to have a good understanding of nonwovens manufacturing. It is recommended to attend the Intermediate Nonwovens training course before joining any of the advanced courses.




CETI has reserved rooms at the Couvent des Minimes Hotel at a special rate of € 130 included VAT per night, including breakfast located in central Lille. In order to receive this special rate, a 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

04 March 2020 - 05 March 2020

CETI France
25 November 2020 - 26 November 2020

CETI France