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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

Safety Interlock
Operator safety is a major concern in a nonwovens plant. To prevent operators form getting into running machinery, safety interlocks are employed to keep the doors shut until the machinery ... read more

Shear Slitting
There are several methods of cutting nonwoven material; the two most common being shear slitting and score (sometimes called crush) cutting. The shear slitting method is similar to the way ... read more

Penetration
Needling occurs as the barb(s) of the needle grab fibers and drag them through the surface of the bed plate. A stationary surface (the bed plate) must hold the fabric ... read more

Relative Humidity
The manufacturing of nonwovens is greatly affected by the conditions of the manufacturing environment. Primary in those conditions is relative humidity. The raw materials, equipment, and manufacturing employees are all ... 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

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