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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
Simon Fremeaux
R&D Production Manager

Graduate Textile Engineer ENSAIT 17 years ago, he began its career in NYLSTAR, nylon filament producer and then joined DOUNOR, a Spunmelt manufacturer for hygiene products where he was in charge of the management of Technical Services. He joined then CETI in 2010 participating at the selection & implantation of nonwovens equipment. Now as technical director, with the help of his engineers and technicians team, he manages private and collaborative R&D projects to develop sustainable solutions from designing solutions to prototyping products at an industrial scale.

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 recommends the following hotels, which all are close to a metro station and the train station:

Hôtel ibis Styles Lille Centre Grand-Place

Hôtel ibis Lille Centre Grand-Place

Hôtel Mercure Lille Centre Grand-Place

Hôtel Mercure Lille Centre Vieux-Lille

For any questions please contact
Anaëlle Schütz

Upcoming dates

24 November 2021 - 25 November 2021

CETI France