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May 2020

NC State University Webinar Series: Principles of Air Filtration Materials and Design

May 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Textile manufacturers have responded to the COVID-19 crisis in unprecedented ways, rapidly retooling production lines to manufacture materials and products for PPE. Many of these companies face challenges from understanding performance requirements and new materials, to navigating a challenging maze of testing requirements and use guidelines. To help our industry address these challenges, NC State's Wilson College of Textiles has partnered with IFAI, with sponsorship from IPC, SEAMS and SPESA, to create a series of webinars on PPE production and…

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The Nonwovens Institute — Nonwovens Technology: On the Frontlines of a World Pandemic Webinar #2

May 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Air and Aerosol Filtration Basics NWI's Dr. Behnam Pourdeyhimi to give an overview of filtration science and testing. Relate back to the performance of various facemasks in healthcare applications.

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IFAI Webinar: Flexible Pavement Design with Geogrids – Design Theory, Technical Basis, and State of the Practice – Part 1

May 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

This two-part webinar will discuss the use of geogrids in flexible pavements, with a focus on the requirements for proper design and successful applications. As pavement design methods have advanced over the past 75 years, the materials and construction techniques used have also advanced. While geosynthetics were first used to improve road performance as far back as the 1930s, the incorporation of these materials into standard flexible pavement design, specifically AASHTO methods, is a much more recent phenomenon. In particular,…

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IFAI Webinar: How to Retool your Production for PPE in Just One Week

May 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

With a global shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE), companies of all industries are eager to jump in and do their part to make it more widely available, it's about saving lives and jobs. However, due to the complexity of PPE materials, supply chain, manufacturers must have the right network and tools such as patterns to ensure a streamlined process.

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June 2020

NC State University Webinar Series: Classifications and Testing Requirements for PPE in Medical Environments and Personal Use

June 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Textile manufacturers have responded to the COVID-19 crisis in unprecedented ways, rapidly retooling production lines to manufacture materials and products for PPE. Many of these companies face challenges from understanding performance requirements and new materials, to navigating a challenging maze of testing requirements and use guidelines. Learn about the various classifications of PPE and the tests required for each level. FDA and NIOSH testing will be covered for gowns, facemasks, respirators and coveralls, as well as recommended testing for general…

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The Nonwovens Institute — Nonwovens Technology: On the Frontlines of a World Pandemic Webinar #3

June 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Meltblown Fabrics and Process Overview of meltblown process and its importance in personal protective equipment applications.

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IFAI Webinar: Flexible Pavement Design with Geogrids – Design Theory, Technical Basis, and State of the Practice – Part 2

June 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

This two-part webinar will discuss the use of geogrids in flexible pavements, with a focus on the requirements for proper design and successful applications. As pavement design methods have advanced over the past 75 years, the materials and construction techniques used have also advanced. While geosynthetics were first used to improve road performance as far back as the 1930s, the incorporation of these materials into standard flexible pavement design, specifically AASHTO methods, is a much more recent phenomenon. In particular,…

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The Nonwovens Institute — Nonwovens Technology: On the Frontlines of a World Pandemic Webinar #4

June 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Spunbond Fabrics and Process Overview of spunbond process and its importance in PPE applications.

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Fiber Buyers’ Meeting/Southern Textile Association Annual Meeting

June 14 - June 16
Unnamed Venue Myrtle Beach, SC United States + Google Map
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The Nonwovens Institute — Nonwovens Technology: On the Frontlines of a World Pandemic Webinar #5

June 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Gowns Overview of the requirements for surgical and isolation gowns and how they are made. Address specific needs related to the current pandemic.

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