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Cotton Incorporated starts four new courses
Cotton Incorporated, the research and promotion company for US cotton producers and importers, is starting four new courses in the College of Nonwovens section on its Cotton University platform. Cotton University is an online resource aimed at supporting today's industry professionals, while nurturing the next generation through education and engagement.
"The ‘Introduction to Nonwovens' lectures received more than 2,600 page views in the past year, teaching viewers about unique nonwoven materials, applications and cotton's ever-growing role in this market," says Jan O'Regan, director of nonwovens marketing for Cotton Incorporated. "Today, we expand the content offerings of technical videos paired with exclusive interviews from industry experts, including Dr. Behnam Pourdeyhimi."
New courses for the College of Nonwovens include Raw Materials Used in Nonwovens which reviews the various materials used in the nonwovens market including how they affect processing, fabric properties, and end use applications, and Nonwoven Materials and Structures: Fibre Orientation and Basis Weight which addresses the unique structural aspects of nonwovens beginning with fibre orientation and basis weight, including, how they affect material strength, permeability and uniformity.
Nonwoven Materials and Structures: Fiber Shape and Size is another course which explores fibre geometry in terms of fibre fineness, cross-sectional shape, crimp, and fibre length, and also, the impact they have on properties such as softness, absorbency, and filtration ability.
The fourth course is Nonwoven Materials and Structures: Bicomponent Fibres and Pore Structures which provides a look into various types of bicomponent fibres and how they are tied to characteristics such as pore structures which affect fluid management. This course demonstrates how this is an important factor for many applications including filtration, diapers, and wipes.
"Cotton Incorporated's education series is an invaluable resource, whether you're a newcomer or industry veteran across the nonwovens supply chain," explains Dr. Behnam Pourdeyhimi, founding executive director of the Nonwovens Institute at North Carolina State University. "The series offers an instructive overview and a view of lab testing in action to understand why we study nonwovens -- in less than 30 minutes."
The College of Nonwovens courses debuted in 2016 providing an overview of the industry. A nonwoven is a sheet or web structure bonded together by entangling fibres or filaments by machine, heat or chemical. A variety of raw materials including natural fibres such as cotton are used to engineer specific performance characteristics such as wipes, diapers, feminine hygiene and adult incontinence products. (SV)