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Description

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.
PROGRAMME & TIMING
Day 1
09:00
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
10:30
10:30
Web forming technologies

Overview of background, process concepts and recent developments

Drylaid nonwovens

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

Lunch
12:30
12:30
Wetlaid and short fibre airlaid

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

Coffee break
15:00
15:00
Web forming techonologies - polymer to web

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

Delegates' get-together
19:30
19:30

This get-together dinner is offered by EDANA

Day 2
09:00
Web consolidation techonolgies

Overview of background, process concepts and developments in bonding technologies

Chemical bonding

Binders used

Thermal bonding

Calendering, through-air

Coffee break
10:30
10:30
Mechanical bonding

Needlepunch, hydroentanglement

Finishing

Winding, slitting, post treatments

Lunch
12:30
12:30
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
15:00
15:00
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
09:00
Departure to R&D installations by bus

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

10:30
Tour at CETI

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

Lunch
13:00
14:30
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
EDANA

 

 

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

  • EDANA members: € 1600 excl. VAT / person
  • Non-members: € 1900  excl. VAT / person

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

 

Venue

EDANA
Avenue Herrmann Debroux 46
1160 Brussels, Belgium
4th floor

 

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.

 

Language

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.

 

Certificate

Delegates completing the course will receive a certificate.

 

Number of attendees 

Each course is limited to around 24 delegates.

 

Accommodation

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 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
Contact

Upcoming dates

18 February 2020 - 20 February 2020

Brussels
26 May 2020 - 28 May 2020

Brussels
29 September 2020 - 01 October 2020

Brussels