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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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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

Spunlaid
There are many different methods for making nonwovens and many different materials from which to make them. A large percentage of the nonwovens made today are done so using the ... read more

Doff and Doffer
The word doff means "to take off." In conventional textiles it meant to take bob-bins off a spinning frame. The person who did that was called a "doffer." In nonwovens ... read more

Lickerin
The roll that receives fiber from the feedroll(s) is called the lickerin. I guess it is called that because it licks fiber into the card. In the picture below, the ... read more

RPM/Surface Speed
RPM stands for revolutions per minute and refers to how many complete rotations a shaft or other rotating object makes in a minute. Surface speed is a linear measurement of ... read more

Balefeed (2)
Several nonwoven production methods use staple fiber. Primarily, these are processes that use cards or airlaid machines to form the nonwoven web. One of the methods for introducing bales of ... read more

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