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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

DefVol1No24PenetrationPenetration
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

Photohelic-02Magnehelic, 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

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

DefVol1No19CBF-02Compressive Batt Feed
The compressive Batt Feed or CBF receives a thick batt of fiber, usually from the web drafter, and feeds it into the preneedle (tacker) loom. It consists of a set ... read more

Digital Hygrometer (click for photo credit)Relative Humidity
The manufacturing of nonwovens is greatly affected by the conditions of the manufacturing environment. Primary in those conditions is relative humidity. The raw materials, equipment, and manufacturing employees are all ... read more

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