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New WIPES Academy set for October 2014

New INDA training course equips wipes professionals to advance their business prospects, according to David Rousse, INDA’s President.

27th June 2014

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Cary, NC

Sustainable, Medical/Hygiene, Industrial

Dave Rousse, INDA’s President, commented: “This new course will be essential for wipes professionals looking to learn about nonwoven substrates, ingredients, packaging, converting, and the development and manufacturing of wipes. The WIPES Academy will enhance any wipes professional’s knowledge, and expand their set of options to advance their business prospects.”

WIPES Academy

The two-day WIPES Academy will feature training focused on every facet of this important market that garners US 6 billion in end-use sales in North America.

The course will detail wipes product materials and converting processes, and cover applications and influential issues such as regulations and flushability. The first session will take place from 8-9 October 2014 at INDA Headquarters in Cary, NC. 

Industry expert

Led by industry expert, Rob Johnson, of Smith, Johnson & Associates, this educational training will provide insights into raw materials and converting; wet and dry wipes; and medical, industrial, and consumer wipes.

Johnson is a renowned industry expert with more than 35 years of nonwovens experience and is actively involved in engineered fabrics technology assessment, materials development, strategic planning, and competitive intelligence.


The course will be covering the following areas:

  • Nonwoven substrates for wipes – materials and processes
  • Liquid ingredients from A to Z – anti-aging to zinc oxide
  • Wipes packaging
  • Wipes converting processes
  • Wipes development and manufacturing – bringing it all together
  • Cost-effective production and sustainability
  • Quality, stability and recalls
  • Market applications and statistics
  • Consumer/customer understanding


INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, serves hundreds of member companies in the nonwovens/engineered fabrics industry.

Since 1968, INDA events have helped members connect, learn, innovate and develop their businesses. INDA educational courses, market data, test methods, consultancy and issue advocacy are aimed to help members succeed by providing them the information they need to better plan and execute their business strategies.

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