Note this course is also offered in-person in Brussels. For more info, visit this page
EDANA is happy to offer an online version of its Absorbent Hygiene Products Training Course, so you can enjoy expertise and knowledge-sharing from home!
Focusing on baby diapers, femcare protection and adult incontinence, this training will give you a unique overview of all aspects of hygiene products, processes and markets.
6 tutors, all nonwoven experts, will guide you on a journey where you'll learn about the newest raw materials, manufacturing technologies, the importance of product testing and sustainability considerations.
This course offers:
"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 and interact. It is also a good chance for you to make contacts with other players in the AHPs & personal care industry."
|Welcome from EDANA - Introduction of tutors and delegates|
|Introduction to Absorbing Hygiene Products - History, design challenges, absorbency|
|Absorbency - Capillary pressure, wicking|
|Product Safety - Principles and regulations|
|Components and raw materials - Review of the different types of nonwoven and other components used in AHPs|
|Super Absorbent Polymers - Understanding the principles of SAP, how they are manufactured and how the properties are tested|
|Testing - Product performance and component testing, requirements on panel and lab testing|
|Adhesives - Introduction to adhesives used in AHP's, their functions and properties|
|Manufacturing technologies- Basics of converting technology|
|AHPs and sustainability - Health and environmental aspects|
|Market data - Markets and trends, market penetration|
|Panel discussion with all presenters on topics and questions that you may raise!|
Bernhard Awolin has a deep understanding of the absorbent product & medical disinfection wipes industry ranging from fibers & nonwovens, lab & consumer testing, manufacturing processes, quality systems, medical regulations into marketing & sales to the trade. He holds several product patents and was an internal tutor for nonwoven products in all companies he has served. In 2021 Bernhard started his consultancy with focus on commercialization of new and innovative products helping companies to understand and act in the value chain from raw materials into the final markets.
Besides his professional activities Bernhard is engaged in white water canoeing and singing/songwriting.
Cédric Schoorens has more than 20 years' experience in the field of Disposable Absorbent Hygiene Product Testing and highly contributes to set up mannequin tests worldwide. Former Quality Manager of the very well-known Courtray Consulting institute, Cédric joined SGS in 2014. Today, he is in charge of technical and strategic questions in close relation with the Hygiene industry, standard working groups and other associations.
Dr. Stefan Eller joined H.B. Fuller in 1992 after graduating with a Ph.D. grade from Hamburg University. At Hamburg University he studied Chemistry and wrote a thesis about inorganic polymer systems in association with a research group at Durham University, United Kingdom.
Dr Eller began his career at H.B. Fuller as a hot melt adhesive R&D chemist and graduated through varying technical positions. As the European Technical Service Manager for EIMEA Hygiene, Dr. Eller heads up the technical centres of excellence where his team carry out extensive evaluations of hygenic disposable articles. This provides an invaluable service to customers to understand the adhesive performance within the final product. The team also offer collaborative training workshops both at our Lüneberg Adhesive Academy and on customer own sites. Other capabilities include production line simulation via our state of the art coater operated by industry experts, so customers are able to test and trouble shoot without sacrificing line time. All services to drive innovation and technical excellence for the hygiene market.
Gil Stevens is the External Relations and Sustainability Director for EDANA, the international Association representing the nonwoven and related industries, a position he has held since March 2018.
With a Master’s Degree in Product Development and in Environmental Science, Gil started his career as product engineer in the building industry. Pursuing his passion for sustainability, Gil joined the Cradle to Cradle Platform in 2012, where he has been guiding companies in different sectors, such as textiles, cleaning agents, building, office equipment towards the integration of C2C and preparing them for a circular economy. As sustainability coach at Sustenuto, Gil supported organisations in developing and implementing a sustainability strategy. At the beverage group Spadel, Gil’s responsibilities included the coordination of local CSR representatives at the various European sites and external CSR communication. During his career, Gil also concluded an Executive MBA programme at the Antwerp Management School.
Gil currently has responsibility for managing sustainability and maintaining external relations for EDANA. He manages several of the association’s Working Groups including the Circular Economy WG, Sustainability WG, Construction WG and the Communication & Advocacy SG.
Marines Lagemaat is the Scientific and Technical 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 include comprehensive delegate notes, samples and Q&A sessions
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.
This Training Course is organised by EDANA. The association organises INDEX™, the world’s largest nonwovens exhibition. EDANA has over 310 member companies in 38 countries.
The course language is English. The tutors 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.