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Note that this course is also offered online. More info, visit this page

If you are asking yourself questions such as:
"What is the difference between spunlaid and spunlace?"
"Is drylaid the same as carding?"
"Where can I get a simple and clear explanation of the various technologies?"
"Which materials can be used to manufacture sustainable nonwovens?"
then you should consider taking this 3-day course.

This course offers:

  • a unique overview of all aspects of nonwovens, technologies, raw materials and applications
  • a platform to meet and network with fellow professionals in the nonwovens industries 
  • a great opportunity to see all manufacturing technologies (including demonstrations where possible) during a guided visit of the CETI facilities on the 3rd day
  • A right balance between theory and practical exercices

The presence of a large range of samples, raw materials, nonwovens and finished products adds to the interactive nature of the course.

The sessions are designed to strengthen the understanding and the technical knowledge of any professional of  the nonwovens industry involved with producers, suppliers, converters and retailers.

"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 industry.


EDANA Nonwovens Training Courses


Registration on the 1st day opens at 8:30. Each day the course starts at 9:00 and finishes at 17:00.
Day 1
Introduction and welcome

Welcome from EDANA, introductions of tutors and delegates

Introduction of nonwovens

Definition and applications of Nonwovens, review of the overall programme

Coffee break
Web forming technologies

Overview of background, process concepts and recent developments

Drylaid nonwovens

Carding and long fibre airlaid, including fibre characterisation and fibre opening

Wetlaid and short fibre airlaid

Development of wetlaid nonwovens from paper technology, comparison with short fibre airlaid

Coffee break
Web forming techonologies - polymer to web

Evaluation of the principal concepts of spunlaid, meltblown, and submicron spinning

Delegates' get-together

This get-together dinner is offered by EDANA

Day 2
Web consolidation techonolgies

Overview of background, process concepts and developments in bonding technologies

Chemical bonding

Binders used

Thermal bonding

Calendering, through-air

Coffee break
Mechanical bonding

Needlepunch, hydroentanglement


Winding, slitting, post treatments

Raw materials for nonwovens

Overview of fibres and fibre classification, properties of different fibres

Choice of fibres in relation to product characteristics

Introduction of different polymers used for ‘in situ’ fibre production

Additives for special properties

Coffee break
Nonwoven test methods

Introduction of the Nonwoven Standard Procedures (NWSP)

Nonwoven market

Presentation of the latest available EDANA Statistics

Group exercise

Analyse a nonwoven based product

Day 3
Departure to R&D installations by bus

Visit to CETI (Centre Européens des Textiles Innovants) in Roubaix (France)

Tour at CETI

The visit will allow the participants to actually see most of the concepts which have been explained during the course

End of the visit and departure

Arrival at Brussels Airport around 16.30 hrs

Arrival at EDANA offices around 17.00 hrs

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.

Olivier Guichon
Consultant Nonwoven Process Expert
RH Solutions

Olivier holds a Master’s degree in Material Sciences and started his career as R&D Project Manager & Process Engineer at Rieter / Andritz Perfojet in Grenoble, France. Amongst his responsibilities were the management of the Spunlaid & Meltblown Technical Center, and the start-up and optimisation of industrial lines worldwide. Olivier also was R&D Project Manager for hydroentanglement.

After 10 years, Olivier became Consultant Nonwoven Process Expert at RH Solutions, now supervising the start-up of new spunbond and  spunlace lines and bringing his support for production in US, Europe, Asia. Olivier also supervises R&D projects of new applications in nonwovens and brings his process expertise on various process issues on spunbond and  spunlace lines.

On top of his technical activities, he is offering training and sales support to the nonwovens industry.


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

  • EDANA members: €1815 excl. VAT / person
  • Non-members: €2145 excl. VAT / person

Note : According to Article 21 §3,3° of the Belgian VAT Code and to Articles 53 and 54 of the Directive 2006/112/EC, access to scientific and educational events for taxable persons is subject to VAT in the country where the event takes place (specific rule).



The course will take place at EDANA, 46 Avenue Herrmann-Debroux, 1160 Brussels, Belgium if a minimum of 10 participants is reached and if the sanitary situation allows. If these conditions are not met, the course will take place online.


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.



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.



A certificate of participation is available on request.



EDANA has reserved a number of single rooms at the NH Collection Brussels Centre at a special rate of about € 175 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 course.

Discover what participants think about the course:

"The wide Variety of nonwovens and the practical part, the CETI site tour"

"To have now a better overview and understanding about nonwovens"

"As new to the NW business I now have a clear view on the different production processes. Is real added value to my job as I'm in contact with non-woven suppliers"

"Understanding for the different nonwovens techniques and when they can be interesting to use"

"Understanding better my business. Increasing my knowledge, though realizing that still there is much more to learn"

"To understand the important techniques of web formation/consolidation/finish for the own applications, supplier discussions, improvements or performance relationship"

"It gave me a lot of knowledge about nonwovens. And the possibility to do an additional course in the future"

"The whole production processes. My expectation was to have an overview about the method to make NW and that was presented in a good manner"

"My key learning of the training was to get a closer look in the manufacturing process of different Nonwovens. For me, as a rookie, the systematical overview was necessary"

"Going to CETI and looking at the machines and getting a better understanding of the process"

"To be able to identify competitor’s material"

"Nonwoven materials are very key raw materials for our products. In order to conduct different projects with the suppliers it would be quite helpful to learn the key points of the techniques and used areas"

"Samples and handouts to look it after if in the office want to have someone more information"

"Production methods and it's advantages/disadvantages"

"More detail knowledge in future conversations with customers"

"Better knowledge about nonwovens field and opportunities out of our business. Networking to be aware about the trend and future tendencies of our own field "

"The wetlaid, airlaid, production and their bonding techniques"

"To strengthen my knowledge, as I have no background in nonwovens or textile. I have learned a lot"

"Knowledge gain beyond my area of responsibility and the networking"

"Getting an overview about nonwovens to talk to customers on same level"

"Being more or less able to distinguish between all types of nonwovens"

"Broad overview of the industry and relevant factors, know where to look at for information"

"Good network, interesting handouts and takeaways and global understanding of nonwovens world and applications"

For any questions please contact
Anaëlle Schütz

Upcoming dates

26 September 2023 - 28 September 2023