The Nonwovens Institute (NWI) is the world’s first accredited academic program for the interdisciplinary study of engineered fabrics through an innovative partnership of industry, government, and academe. NWI combines the expertise of North Carolina State University’s leading colleges of Textiles, Engineering, and Natural Resources with the research and development capabilities of its more than 60 member companies. NWI supports the work of over 30 Masters- and PhD-level students pursuing advanced studies in fiber and polymer science, chemical and bimolecular engineering, wood and paper science, textile engineering, color chemistry and other disciplines. The Institute also serves as a central resource and support center for the nonwovens and affiliated industries through information services, networking services, on-site technical training, pilot manufacturing services and industrial internships. Please browse our web site and contact us with any questions or needs you might have. The Institute is ready to serve you.