Nonwovens (NW)

NW 404/TT 404/TT 504/NW 504  Introduction to Nonwovens Products and Processes  (3 credit hours)  

This course introduces the fundamentals of nonwoven structures, process, and products. It provides performance criteria, raw materials, manufacturing methods, and market outlooks of major nonwoven application segments including hygiene, wipes, filters, medical, automotive, and geotextile. Emphasis is placed on building basic understandings of process/structure/property relationship in nonwoven product and the economic justification for process and production.

Prerequisite: (MA 131 or 141), PY 205; Corequisite: TT 503

Typically offered in Fall only

NW 405/TT 405/TT 505/NW 505  Advanced Nonwovens Processing  (3 credit hours)  

Mechanisms used in the production of nonwoven materials. Design and operation of these mechanisms. Process flow, optimization of process parameters, influence of process parameters on product properties.

Prerequisite: MA 231 or MA 241, PY 211 or (PY 205 and PY 206) , TT 305 or TT 404

Typically offered in Spring only

NW 408/TT 408/TT 508/NW 508  Nonwoven Product Development  (3 credit hours)  

Fundamentals of nonwoven product development. In-depth knowledge of the materials, processes and nonwovens products. Design of a set of experiments intended for product development. Students work in teams to design, fabricate and evaluate nonwoven products.

Prerequisites: TT 405 and TT 407

Typically offered in Spring only

NW 503/TT 503  Materials, Polymers, and Fibers used in Nonwovens  (3 credit hours)  

Fundamentals of raw material used in nonwoven processes. Raw material production, chemical and physical properties of nonwoven raw materials and assessment of material properties. Introduction of structure/property relationships for these materials and how these relationships influence end use applications.

Prerequisite: MA 141, PY 205, PCC 203

Typically offered in Fall and Spring

NW 504/NW 404/TT 404/TT 504  Introduction to Nonwovens Products and Processes  (3 credit hours)  

This course introduces the fundamentals of nonwoven structures, process, and products. It provides performance criteria, raw materials, manufacturing methods, and market outlooks of major nonwoven application segments including hygiene, wipes, filters, medical, automotive, and geotextile. Emphasis is placed on building basic understandings of process/structure/property relationship in nonwoven product and the economic justification for process and production.

Prerequisite: (MA 131 or 141), PY 205; Corequisite: TT 503

Typically offered in Fall only

NW 505/NW 405/TT 405/TT 505  Advanced Nonwovens Processing  (3 credit hours)  

Mechanisms used in the production of nonwoven materials. Design and operation of these mechanisms. Process flow, optimization of process parameters, influence of process parameters on product properties.

Prerequisite: MA 231 or MA 241, PY 211 or (PY 205 and PY 206) , TT 305 or TT 404

Typically offered in Spring only

NW 506  Bonding Principles in Nonwovens  (3 credit hours)  

Fundamentals of fluid mechanics and heat transfer mechanisms during the bonding nonwovens. Provide engineering and in-depth description of hydroentangling, thermal bonding and needle punching techniques. Modeling methods and laboratory work are assigned.

Prerequisite: MAE 308, MAE 310, TT /NW505

Typically offered in Fall and Summer

NW 507/TT 507  Nonwoven Characterization Methods  (3 credit hours)  

Fundamentals of methods used in evaluating properties and performance of nonwovens. Assessment of thermal, mechanical, moisture transport and barrier properties of nonwovens. Reliability and interpretation of test results.

Prerequisite: ST 361, Corequisite: TT/NW 505

Typically offered in Spring only

NW 508/NW 408/TT 408/TT 508  Nonwoven Product Development  (3 credit hours)  

Fundamentals of nonwoven product development. In-depth knowledge of the materials, processes and nonwovens products. Design of a set of experiments intended for product development. Students work in teams to design, fabricate and evaluate nonwoven products.

Prerequisites: TT 405 and TT 407

Typically offered in Spring only