Suitable for a wide variety of applications including liquid management, sealing, abrasion control, dampening and isolation, felt should not be overlooked.
Industrial Wool Felt
Woollen (also known as Pressed, Technical or Industrial) felts are produced by applying heat, moisture and compression to the fibres, allowing them to fuse together naturally without any bonding agent. Measured in grammes per cubic centimetre, our wool felt is flame resistant and self-extinguishing, with a wide variety of density and thickness combinations available.
Good for temperatures from -35c up to 90c, they are manufactured to BS4060:2006 and biodegrade well, making them an obvious choice for the health of our planet. Modern manufacturing is blessed with the variety of materials available, but few products can lend themselves to a wider range of applications, including liquid control, sealing, acoustics, decoration, dampening and isolation, to name but a few. Depending on the density, wool felt can be cut, formed, drilled, turned and shaped to produce the required part and is a material not to be overlooked.
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Synthetic Needle Felt
Manufactured mainly from polyester, our synthetic felts do not bond together naturally. Instead they are needled through a support scrim, or fused using chemical impregnations and heat. They are measured in grammes per square metre, with thickness and weight being closely interrelated.
Synthetic felts owe their hardness and strength to the fibre and bonding method.
They can not be shaped or machined as easily as wool, but they can be perfect for applications requiring a strong, thin material.
A variety of material types can be made, but specials may require minimum quanitities to be taken to allow for production runs.
Our synthetic materials have been used in applications requiring strength and abrasion resistance, with some grades being suitable for use with Velcro, or adhesive backings. Some varieties are also available with a singed finish to reduce pilling, or heat set to reduce shrinkage. Coatings, impregnations and laminations can also be applied. The materials can also be treated for flame resistance. Temperature resistance can vary depending on the fibre but our most common type, polyester, can work well up to around 145c.