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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

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

DefVol1No9YokeYoke
This is a picture of a yoke on a Spinnbau card. The yoke is a Y-shaped piece of metal. Workers and strippers are mounted to the card by yokes. The ... read more

DraftDraft
Draft is simply the measurement of the speed difference between two elements of a nonwoven machine. These could be rolls, conveyors, or other moving elements. Draft is usually expressed in ... read more

IMG_0871-Scray
A scray is a mechanical device designed to accumulate fabric. On some nonwoven lines when a roll of fabric is finished, it is necessary to stop the winder to doff ... 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

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