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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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Pre-Opener

ConvOpener

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

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!

new

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

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Non • woven Terms

DefVol1No20Needle-01Felting Needle
Felting needles are used to mechanically intertwine fibers in a needle loom. They accomplish this by catching fibers in barbs located on the edges of the working blade area of ... read more

100_2676Basis Weight
Basis weight is a very common term in the nonwovens industry. We use it to express how much a nonwoven fabric weighs per unit area. The term comes from the ... read more

Screen shot 2013-01-01 at 12.00.22 PMStretch Machine
When fabric is needled, the fibers intertwine with each other and this imparts strength to the fabric. This intertwining can actually look like loose knots. A stretch machine by pulling ... read more

DefVol1No16XLapperProfileCrosslapper Profile
In an uncontrolled crosslapper, the fiber coming out of the crosslapper does not have a uniform weight distribution across the web. It is heavy at the edges. Though the fiber ... read more

Model of Polypropylene Molecular StructurePolypropylene Fiber
Polypropylene fiber is a synthetic fiber that is widely used in the nonwovens industry. As a syn-thetic fiber it is not derived from plants like cotton, but it is a ... read more

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