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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

DefVol1No24PenetrationPenetration
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

DefVol1No11DofferDoff and Doffer
The word doff means "to take off." In conventional textiles it meant to take bob-bins off a spinning frame. The person who did that was called a "doffer." In nonwovens ... read more

DefVol1No19CBF-02Compressive Batt Feed
The compressive Batt Feed or CBF receives a thick batt of fiber, usually from the web drafter, and feeds it into the preneedle (tacker) loom. It consists of a set ... read more

DefVol1No17WebDraft-02Web Drafter
When the thick web of fibers exits the crosslapper, the fibers are mainly oriented in a direction across the web. Additionally there are noticeable crosslapper marks in the web. The ... read more

A simple air box separator  (click for photo credit)Fiber Condenser and Separator
In a fiber opening system, staple fiber is often conveyed between machines through thin-walled metal pipes called ductwork. Fans produce air pressure that moves the fiber through the ducts. When ... read more

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