The new Absorbent Hygiene Products Training Course will take a deep dive into the nonwoven industry’s largest end use market. The first edition will be offered May 22-24 at INDA headquarters in Cary, NC and will be led by Terry Young, a former research fellow in hygienic materials at Procter & Gamble, and supplemented with industry experts on SAP (BASF-retired), fluff pulp (Georgia-Pacific), films (Tredegar Films) and converting machinery (Curt G. Joa, Inc.).
“We saw an unmet need for training that goes beyond a one-day seminar and covers the design and function of absorbent hygiene products more comprehensively since it is such an important sector for our industry,” said Dave Rousse, INDA President. “We are truly delighted to have Terry Young, with a long career at P&G in this area, as our lead instructor, and the support of four other industry experts. Participants will have much to gain from the experience and engaging presentations of all five instructors.”
Young is retired from a 38-year career at P&G where he was the company’s expert in nonwovens. He spent the majority of his career developing or improving P&G’s major disposable diaper brands. Young developed one of the first in-house material training courses for P&G’s baby diaper category and has trained hundreds of people from all levels. He was awarded INDA’s Lifetime Technical Achievement Award in 2011.
The course will include a reception the first evening and breakfasts and lunches. For registration details, see inda.org/education.