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Mann+Hummel Opens Innovation Center at NC State University more details

Drawing on a Rich Textile History ... INDEX 14 Highlights North Carolina and NWI

NWI's Research Center Selects 2013 Research Projects more details

Groz-Beckert Sponsors German Exchange Students at NWI more details

The Nonwovens Institute (NWI) is the world's first accredited academic program for the interdisciplinary field of engineered fabrics. Based at the Centennial Campus of NC State University in Raleigh, the NWI is an innovative global partnership between industry, government and academe.Read More

Calendar of Events

  • Spring IAB Meeting (2014)(May 20, 2014 - 5/22/2014)
  • NET Inc. Innovative Nonwovens Conference (April 27, 2014 - 4/30/2014)
  • Techtextil NA(May 13, 2014 - 5/15/2014)


NWI views education, research and outreach critical components of its mission. Outreach and economic development are integrally coupled with our research and teaching. Read More


NWI was founded to support the nonwovens and affiliated industries and has a long and distinguished history of partnership with the industry in NC and globally. Read More


Interdisciplinary research and education form the basis of NWI's mission. The NWI forges a full spectrum of mindpower gathered from North Carolina State University. Read More