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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

Filaments being collected on a Reifenhauser spunbond machine (click for photo credit)Spunbond
There are several methods of making nonwovens under the general term of “spunlaid”. The spunbond process is one of these. For many years, thermoplastic (PP, PET, nylon, etc.) fibers have ... read more

Button ShaftAir Shaft
Most nonwoven machines make rolls of fabric, and these rolls are usually wound on cardboard cores. Some machines do not have shafts through the cores, but many do. Those that ... read more

The insert should be put into the hand card with the wires facing toward the handleHand Card
A hand card is a tool used to clean fiber from the teeth of a wire covered roll. The rolls could be mounted in a card or be outside the ... read more

Diverter Valve and Collection BoxIn-Duct Metal Detector
Nonwoven cards are extremely expensive. Unfortunately a small piece of metal such as a nut or bolt can destroy the wire on a card and cause many thousands of dollars ... read more

Fehrer (click for photo credit)Airlaid Web Former
There are primarily two methods of making webs from staple fiber: carding and airlaid. Where a card makes a thin web of parallelized fibers, an airlaid machine can make a ... read more

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