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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

Biax-Fiberfilm meltblown process (click for photo credit)Meltblown
One of several methods of producing a web of fibers from a thermoplastic resin such as poly-propylene is meltblown. This particular method derives its name from the fact that fibers ... read more

IMG_0884-01Winder
Winders are machines that turn long lengths of nonwoven fabric into rolls. Most winders roll the fabric onto paper tubes called cores though some winders can make rolls without cores. ... read more

DefVol1No13XlapperCrosslapper
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

DraftDraft
Draft is simply the measurement of the speed difference between two elements of a nonwoven machine. These could be rolls, conveyors, or other moving elements. Draft is usually expressed in ... read more

DefVol1No8ScreensScreens (Pans)
Underneath some of the rolls in a card, there are sheet metal screens , sometimes called pans. These screens are usually under the lickerin, lickerin transfer, breast, breast transfer, and ... read more

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