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

Slatted Apron
Fiber opening equipment usually has conveyors inside them for moving fiber. These conveyors are often called aprons. Aprons can be made from many materials. One method of conveyor construction is ... read more

Barcode
Most nonwoven companies use a computer system to track raw materials and finished goods. A key component of the system is barcodes. A barcode is simply a graphical way to ... read more

Needle Dwell Time
In a needle loom the fabric is held between plates called the stripper plate and the bed plate. When the needle is starting to move towards the fabric, it first ... read more

MD and CD
Nonwoven machines do not make uniform fabric. There are always differences between the machine direction, abbreviated MD, and the cross machine direction, abbreviated CD. These differences show up as differences ... read more

Fiber Condenser and Separator
In a fiber opening system, staple fiber is often conveyed between machines through thin-walled metal pipes called ductwork. Fans produce air pressure that moves the fiber through the ducts. When ... read more

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