About Nonwoven Tools

Nonwoven Tools LLC is a company that provides online and on-site training, computer applications, and engineering to increase profitability and reduce overhead for nonwoven companies. With over 35 years experience, Nonwoven Tools is the training leader in the nonwovens industry.

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Recent Blog Posts

Pre-Opener

A Pre-Opener is typically the first opening machine fiber passes through after leaving the balefeeds.  The purpose of the Pre-Opener is twofold.  1. It begins the mixing process.  Often fiber coming from the fiber conveyor, located under the exit end of the balefeeds, is composed of dissimilar fibers.  These fibers may even be different colors.  … read more

New Supergel

Here is something that is absolutely amazing.  The article says that less than one gram of this new supergel can gel an entire bucket of water.  There are going to be lots of applications for this and many of them will involve nonwovens.  If you use superabsorb, you need to check into this. http://www.gizmag.com/super-gel-temperature-responses/25934/

Welcome to the new website!

We are very happy to introduce our new website.  It has been specifically designed to be user friendly and to enable better communication with our customers.  We have tried to give it a modern, clean appearance.  Here are a few of the features: The blog on the home page enables us to keep you up … read more

Non • woven Terms

Needle Loom
Needle looms are large machines that can contain from tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands of needles. Their purpose is to mechanically intertwine fibers to produce strength in the ... read more

Shear Slitting
There are several methods of cutting nonwoven material; the two most common being shear slitting and score (sometimes called crush) cutting. The shear slitting method is similar to the way ... read more

Airlaid Web Former
There are primarily two methods of making webs from staple fiber: carding and airlaid. Where a card makes a thin web of parallelized fibers, an airlaid machine can make a ... read more

Safety Interlock
Operator safety is a major concern in a nonwovens plant. To prevent operators form getting into running machinery, safety interlocks are employed to keep the doors shut until the machinery ... read more

Polyester Fiber
Polyester fiber is one of the most common fibers used in the nonwovens industry. There are several types of polyester, but the most common is PET or polyethylene terephthalate. Polyester ... read more

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