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North Carolina State University Webinar Series

May 7th, 2020 / By: / COVID-19, News

Textile manufacturers have responded to the COVID-19 crisis in unprecedented ways, rapidly retooling production lines to manufacture materials and products for PPE. Many of these companies face challenges from understanding performance requirements and new materials, to navigating a challenging maze of testing requirements and use guidelines.

To help our industry address these challenges, NC State’s Wilson College of Textiles has partnered with IFAI, with sponsorship from IPC, SEAMS and SPESA, to create a series of webinars on PPE production and design.

Upcoming Webinars in the Series
Intro to PPE Production Featuring Q&A with NC State’s Wilson College of Textiles
May 12, 2020 | Noon–1 pm CST
Free for Members and Non-Members

In the first webinar, we’ll introduce some basic principles of PPE production and have a panel of experts in PPE testing and design, nonwoven and filtration materials, and medical textiles from NC State on hand to answer your critical questions.


Nonwovens Technology in the Production of PPE
May 19, 2020 | Noon–1 pm CST
Free for Members and Non-Members 


Principles of Air Filtration Materials and Design
May 26, 2020 | Noon–1 pm CST
Free for Members and Non-Members 


Classifications and Testing Requirements for PPE in Medical Environments and Personal Use
June 2, 2020 | Noon–1 pm CST
Free for Members and Non-Members 


Key Principles for Effective Protection with Masks and Respirators
June 9, 2020 | Noon–1 pm CST
Free for Members and Non-Members 


Surgical Gowns, Level 2-4:  Materials, Design, Assembly, Testing, Evaluation, Standards
June 16, 2020 | Noon–1 pm CST
Free for Members and Non-Members 


PPE Surface Chemistry and Surface Interactions
June 23, 2020 | Noon–1 pm CST
Free for Members and Non-Members 


Ask a Virologist – Coronavirus: What We Know, What We Don’t
June 30, 2020 | Noon–1 pm CST
Free for Members and Non-Members


The Final Stage – Constructing and Manufacturing PPE
July 14, 2020 | Noon–1 pm CST
Free for Members and Non-Members