Following a sold-out Absorbent Products Training course last month, INDA has opened registration for a second edition of the event, which will be held November 27- 29 at INDA’s Headquarters in Cary, NC. The 2.5-day course is created for product designers, developers and managers wanting to further their knowledge and expertise in absorbent hygiene products. The course is available through INDA’s Professional Development Center at inda.org/education, including the course syllabus and instructor backgrounds.
The Absorbent Hygiene Products Training Course is designed to meet the needs of new or early career employees in the nonwoven industry’s largest end market by providing structured, well-organized training focused on product design, components and materials, taught by industry experts.It is led by Terry Young, a former Research Fellow in hygienic materials at Proctor & Gamble, and supplemented with industry experts on SAP (BASF-retired), films (Tredegar Films), fluff pulp and converting machinery.Participants will learn about the major components that are common to diapers and other hygiene products, including the Acquisition-Absorbent System, Chassis Containment Systems, and how materials are selected to enhance a component. Participants will learn about the function of each component and how each one influences a product’s final design. They will also be presented information on testing, product claims, and the converting and manufacturing process. The course will conclude with a discussion on the knowledge and skills needed to continue the innovation in absorbent hygiene products for consumer markets.
The Absorbent Hygiene Course further builds on the offerings at INDA’s Professional Development Center, launched in 2017 as a hub for training excellence in nonwovens with important content from North Carolina State University’s The Nonwovens Institute (NWI).