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 Board
A needle board is simply a piece of metal, usually aluminum that has many holes for holding felting needles. The boards came in many sizes and hole patterns. They can ... read more

Magnehelic, Photohelic
In a nonwovens plant, staple fiber such as rayon, polyester, polypropylene and natural fiber such as cotton is often either blown or sucked through ductwork. The pressure or vacuum in ... read more

Penetration
Needling occurs as the barb(s) of the needle grab fibers and drag them through the surface of the bed plate. A stationary surface (the bed plate) must hold the fabric ... read more

Hydrophobic and Hydrophilic
Depending on the end use of a nonwoven fabric, it may be advantageous or detrimental for the fabric to be able to absorb water. There are two terms used to ... read more

Infrared Heat
Infrared heaters works like the sun. Heat is transferred from the heater to the object being heated by radiation. It is radiation that has a wave length that is just ... read more

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