Pressed Felt

 

 Pressed Felt

Felt is a remarkable fabric, created without the use of stitching, weaving, or knitting. Instead, felt is fabricated by the interlocking of fibers through a combination of mechanical work, chemical action, moisture, and heat. Felt may consist of one or more classes of fibers, wool, reprocessed wool, and reused wool, with or without admixture with animal, vegetable, and synthetic fibers.
Clip wools, or noils, are the short fiber combings resulting from the preparation of wool for spinning. These, as well as reprocessed and reused wools, are used in the manufacturing of automotive felts. The best grades of wool are white and in the highest grade felts are used without admixture with other fibers. Pressed felt is available in a variety of grades, varying in wool content and other fibers such as cotton or rayon.

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 SAE F-1

F-1 felt contains a minimum of 95% wool and is available in a standard thickness range of 1/8 inches to 1 inch, with a density of 16.00 lbs/sq yd. It is suitable for oil retention in installations where the felt is not compressed, for feeding low viscosity or light oil, and where unusual strength and hardness are required.

 SAE F-3

F-3 felt contains a minimum of 95% wool and is available in a standard thickness range of 1/8 inches to 1 inch, with a density of 15.60 lb/sq. yd. F-3 is recommended for vibration mountings, for the same general purposes as S.A.E. F-1, and where a felt of slightly lower quality is satisfactory.

 SAE F-5

F-5 felt contains a minimum of 95% wool and is available in a standard thickness range of 1/8 inches to 1 inch, with a density of 12.24 lb/sq. yd. F-5 is recommended for dust shields, wipers, grease retainer washers, wicks, vibration, mountings, and uses where a resilient felt is required.

 SAE F-7

F-7 felt contains a minimum of 80% wool and is available in a standard thickness range of 1/8 inches to 1 inch, with a density of 12.24 lbs/sq. yd. F-7 is recommended for dust shields, wipers, grease retainer washers, wicks, vibration, mountings, and uses where a resilient felt is required.

 SAE F-10

F-10 felt contains a minimum of 95% wool and is available in a standard thickness range of 1/8 inches to 1 inch, with a density of 8.48 lbs/sq. yd. F-10 is recommended for grease and oil retention where the felt is confined and compressed in assembly. It is also recommended for dust shields under less severe operating conditions where F-5, F-6, and F-7 are not required.

 SAE F-11

F-11 felt contains a minimum of 87% wool and is available in a standard thickness range of 1/8 inches to 1 inch, with a density of 8.48 lbs/sq. yd. F-11 is recommended for grease and oil retention where the felt is confined and compressed in assembly. It is also recommended for dust shields under less severe operating conditions where F-5, F-6, and F-7 are not required.

 SAE F-13

F-13 felt contains a minimum of 75% wool and is available in a standard thickness range of 1/8 inches to 1 inch, with a density of 8.48 lbs/sq. yd. F-13 is recommended for sound deadening, chassis strips, spacers, dust shields, pedal pads, dash liners, and for mechanical purposes where abrasion and wear are not important factors.

 SAE F-15

F-15 felt contains a minimum of 55% wool and is available in a standard thickness range of 1/8 inches to 1 inch, with a density of 8.48 lbs/sq. yd. F-15 is recommended for sound deadening, chassis strips, spacers, dust shields, pedal pads, dash liners, and for mechanical purposes where abrasion and wear are not important factors.

 SAE F-26

F-26 felt contains a minimum of 45% wool and is available in a standard thickness range of 1/8 inches to 1 inch, with a density of 7.20 lbs/sq yd. F-26 is recommended for crate liners, saddle pads, sound absorption, and sports equipment padding. NOTE: Our F-26 is not pressed, it is needle punched however it is equivalent to the SAE F-26 Standards.

 SAE F-50

F-50 felt contains a minimum of 95% wool with two standard thicknesses: 3/64 inches and 3/32 inches, with a density of 50.60 lb/sq. yd. F-50 is recommended for ball and roller bearings, oil retainer washers, and smaller dust shields (excluding washers), and mechanical purposes where an accurate, thin, smooth, high-grade felt is required.

 SAE F-51

F-51 felt contains a minimum of 92% wool with a standard thickness of 1/16 inches, with a density of 15.60 lbs/sq. yd. F-51 is used for gaskets, liners, and bearing seals, where precision tolerances and quality are not as exacting.

 SAE F-55

F-55 felt is available in both grey and black containing a minimum quantity of 75% wool. F-55 is cut to a standard thickness of 1/16 inches, with a density of 12.00 lbs/sq. yd. Common uses include anti-squeak strips, anti-drumming, and insulation lining laminated to other materials.

Buffalo Felt

As innovators in North American felt manufacturing, we’ve worked hard to set
the pace for the entire industry. Our superior-quality pressed felt will give you
the best return on your investment.