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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

Stripper Plate, Bed Plate
Fiber is contained between two plates as it progresses through the needle loom. These are called the stripper plate and the bed plate. Since looms can be down-punch, up-punch, or ... read more

Crosslapper
This is a photograph of a modern profiling crosslapper. The basic function of a crosslapper is to accept a lightweight fiber web and produce a heavier web by laying the ... read more

Stretch 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

Derived Weight
Derived weight is the average weight per area measure within a roll of fabric. In the United States this is most commonly expressed in ounces or grams per square yard. ... 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

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