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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

WeighingRoll 006-03Derived 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

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

Vertical FO with a chute to enable bypassing the FOFine Opener
Fiber systems for staple fibers usually consist of balefeeds, conveyors, a storage and/or mixing bin, an opening device, and fans. The opening device is often a fine opener. There are ... read more

The leaves of the lotus blossom are naturally hydrophobic. Water just beads up.Hydrophobic and Hydrophilic
Depending on the end use of a nonwoven fabric, it may be advantageous or detrimental for the fabric to be able to absorb water. There are two terms used to ... read more

Spunbond Spinneret (click for photo credit)Spinneret
There are three primary nonwoven processes that uses spinnerets: spunbond, meltblown, and spunlace. A spinneret is a metal plate having hundreds to thousands of holes in it. The purpose of ... read more

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