Needle Punched Felts
Needle punched felt refers to felt that is made by vertically needling crimped fibers together so they become interlocked to achieve a desired thickness and density. Needled felt is commonly made from wool, synthetic, and other re-processed fibers in a dry mechanical method. By contrast, pressed felt uses steam and mechanical action. The fiber orientation of needled felt lays vertically, while pressed felt fibers lay horizontally, when viewing the felt at the cross section. Surface finishes can be plain (loomed state), calendared, or singed.
- Meta-Aramid (Nomex)
- Para-Aramid (Kevlar)
- Synthetic Chamois
Some of our stock items include:
- Kap-mat which is our highly absorbent polyester fiber used in application that requires good capillary action or protection of senstitive museum articles
- Automotive applicator felts made of a propietary fiber blend
- High temperature felts made from Nomex, Kevla and PAN
- High Density Polyester felts
- SAE Equivalent wool needle punched felts
- Equine felts
The weight ranges vary depending on fiber blend an can average as los as 3oz per sq yd to 256 per sq yd.
Thickness range as low as .47-1.00″ th.