RALEIGH, N.C. — May 6, 2020 — The Nonwovens Institute (NWI) has announced a webinar series featuring six discussions on the role of nonwovens in medical textiles. Titled “Nonwovens Technology: On the Frontlines of a Global Pandemic,” the webinars are designed to provide critical technical information and insight on the value and importance nonwovens technology has on products developed and used for infection prevention.
All webinars are free for NWI members, $50 for non-members.
The first webinar — The Anatomy of N95 and Surgical Masks — will take place May 20, from 11 a.m. until noon, and will be presented by NWI’s Executive Director Dr. Behnam Pourdeyhimi and moderated by NWI’s Director of Industry Engagement Dave Nelson.
Dr. Pourdeyhimi will examine the specific materials, construction, and performance of various face masks in light of the current COVID-19 pandemic. He will discuss the key attributes of nonwovens technology — including fiber structure and size — and the effect those variables have on filtration efficiency and user protection. The webinar will also set the stage for the later webinars on meltblown and spunbond processes, filtration science and other PPE products including wipes and gowns. Register for the first webinar here.
The webinars will be held weekly on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. Topics for the other sessions are as follows:
- Webinar #2: Air and Aerosol Filtration Basics;
- Webinar #3: Meltblown Fabrics and Process in PPE;
- Webinar #4: Spunbond Fabrics and Process in PPE;
- Webinar #5: Gowns; and
- Webinar #6: Wipes and Other Products for PPE.
Each webinar will be recorded and available for two weeks to registered participants.
Any questions or problems please e-mail Dave Nelson.
Posted May 6, 2020