About Nonwoven Tools

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

15-Roll Web Drafter
There are five sets of trios. (Three rolls mechanically connected. Picture shows a trio connected with timing belts.) Each trio has its own motor to drive it. Draft (stretch) between trios ... 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

Crush Cut Knife
Since there is such a variety of nonwoven fabrics, we use different types of knives to slit different types fabric. One type of knife used primarily in light weight and ... read more

Gearbox
A gearbox is a mechanical device usually located between an electric motor and the part of the machine that the motor turns. The purpose of the gearbox is to change ... read more

Polyester Fiber
Polyester fiber is one of the most common fibers used in the nonwovens industry. There are several types of polyester, but the most common is PET or polyethylene terephthalate. Polyester ... read more

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