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INDA is renowned for its educational offerings for every level of professional, as the information we share is 100 percent focused on the nonwovens industry. Whether it’s a conference, an exposition, or a dedicated training course, this international association provides the learning platforms professionals need to further their careers and make their organizations more successful. As a member, you can receive a significant (usually 30%) discount on all conferences, expositions, and training courses. Along with our conferences, INDA and North Carolina State University’s The Nonwovens Institute (NWI) jointly organize the Professional Development Center with three-levels of professional development within nonwovens. These short courses start with the nonwoven basics and progress to the Intermediate level, and advanced series. The series gives industry professionals targeted and flexible short course opportunities to gain knowledge in the field of nonwovens and advance their career development goals. INDA also offers on-site personalized training for INDA member companies. Classes are developed to each company’s requirements. To schedule on-site training, contact INDA Director of Education & Technical Affairs, Chris Plotz, at [email protected] MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS I attended INDA’s Intermediate Course with three of my colleagues from FiberVisions. We’re all new to the company and junior positioned. We saw this as an opportunity to learn more about the technical aspects of nonwovens manufacturing together, while gaining camaraderie within our company. During the three-and-a-half-day course, we networked with, and learned from colleagues working at other companies in and outside the industry with different areas of expertise, which enhanced the learning experience tremendously. The classroom definitely felt like a safe space – there’s no pressure to impress anyone and you're free to ask whatever questions you have. The instructors are all seasoned experts with years of real-world experience in the industry and they will answer all of your questions. Anything that you've wanted to ask about in meetings, or industry jargon that you’ve heard but aren’t quite sure what it meant, you’ll find all the information you’re looking for, and more, when you take this course – Hillary McElroy, Strategic Assistant to the CEO, FiberVisions Corporation MEMBERS ON MEMBERSHIP

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The race to develop methods for recycling wind-turbine blades Thousands of ageing composite wind-turbine blades are being removed from steel towers around the world and many have nowhere to go but landfill. Composites Editor James Bakewell reports on efforts to develop methods for recycling these colossal structures that capture the most value from the glass-fibre textiles used to reinforce them.  Read more Enzyme-coated yarns for novel filters A method for coating cotton yarns with enzymes that could enable the production of novel filter media has been demonstrated by researchers at North Carolina State University (NCSU) in Raleigh, USA. Read more James Heal unveils water-repellency testing system An efficient system for testing the water-repellency of textiles has been launched by James Heal of Halifax, UK. Read more FREE CONTENT: JEC Group launches online composites event An online event featuring conferences, competitions, awards ceremonies and opportunities for networking is to be hosted by JEC Group of Paris, France, on 1–2 June 2021. Read more Allergen-controlling finish protects from pollen A textile finish that reduces the presence of the allergens found in cat hairs and dog hairs has also been proven effective against pollen in testing undertaken by independent laboratory BMA-Labor of Bochum, Germany.  Read more FREE CONTENT: Silicon nitride-treated fabrics proven effective against SARS-Cov-2 Fabrics made from fibres coated with particles of silicon nitride inactivate SARS-Cov-2, the virus responsible for the human coronavirus pandemic, shortly after contact, according to the manufacturer of the particles, Sintx Technologies. Read more Spinnova and Suzano to open commercial-scale factory in 2022 Developer of a process that enables fibres to be produced from cellulosic biomass, Spinnova, and wood-pulp producer Suzano are to invest approximately €22 million to build a commercial-scale fibre-production facility in Finland.   Read more Design of armband that can track heart rate is refined An armband that could be used to monitor the electrical activity of its wearer's heart – eliminating the need for conventional wired electrodes – is being developed by researchers at North Carolina State University (NCSU) in Raleigh, USA.  Read more Imaging enables surface-roughness of fabrics to be measured Researchers in the USA are using X-ray microcomputed tomography to capture three-dimensional (3D) images of the surface of fabrics in order to determine how they will interact with human skin. Read more Antimicrobial additive for laundering An antimicrobial additive that can be used with detergent in washing machines to inactivate bacteria, viruses and fungi on textile surfaces during laundering has been launched by Smart Inovation of Barcelos, Portugal. Read more FREE CONTENT: Aramid separator makes better batteries for electric vehicles A para-aramid nanofibre has been developed as a separator for lithium-ion batteries.   Read more Huntsman Textile Effects and Sciessent form partnership Huntsman Textile Effects is to become the exclusive distributor of Sciessent's antimicrobial and odour-controlling additive and finishes following the signing of an agreement by the two companies. Read more Rudolf Group updates range of durable water-repellent finishes An extended family of non-halogenated, durable water-repellent (DWR) finishes that are free from alkylphenol ethoxylates (APEOs) and fluorine has been unveiled by Rudolf Group of Geretsried, Germany.   Read more First line for the production of meltblowns in Spain Nonwovens Ibérica has installed the first line for the production of meltblown nonwovens in Spain at its facility in Muro de Alcoy, where it also has its headquarters. Read more JEC World postponed until 2022 After consulting with its customers and partners, JEC Group of Paris, France, has decided to postpone the 2021 edition of JEC World. Read more Xenia Materials secures distributer in China Italian Manufacturer of reinforced thermoplastics, Xenia Materials, has signed a partnership agreement with Jiejiayou (Shenzhen) Material Technology Co Ltd. Read more FREE CONTENT: Coating wool fabrics with nanodiamond–polyaniline nanocomposites Wool fabric-based sensors that can be used to monitor such as human motion while remaining breathable, flexible and comfortable to wear are been developed by researchers at RMIT University in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Read more

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