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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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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

DiloNeedle Board
A needle board is simply a piece of metal, usually aluminum that has many holes for holding felting needles. The boards came in many sizes and hole patterns. They can ... read more

Click for photo creditEdge Guide
In the manufacture and converting of nonwoven fabric it is important to keep the fabric under control from side to side. There are four main methods to accomplish this: Unwind guiding Intermediate ... read more

These are rolls on a two drum winder. One is covered with 3 inch natural rubber lagging and the other is covered with 2 inch white plastic with nibs laggingLagging
Roll covering materials are often called roll lagging. Their purpose is to provide a specific surface for a roll. Usually this means a gripping surface. As can be seen from ... read more

DefVol1No7WorkStrip2-02Worker: Stripper Action
Again we look at the worker/stripper combination of rolls. This is where much of the carding occurs. The main cylinder has small teeth, is lightly loaded with fiber, and moving ... read more

Model of Polypropylene Molecular StructurePolypropylene Fiber
Polypropylene fiber is a synthetic fiber that is widely used in the nonwovens industry. As a syn-thetic fiber it is not derived from plants like cotton, but it is a ... read more

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