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, our highly absorbent polyester fiber used in applications that require good capillary action or protection of sensitive museum articles
- Automotive applicator felts made of a proprietary fiber blend
- High temperature felts made from Nomex, Kevlar, and PAN
- High-density polyester felts
- S.A.E. equivalent wool needle punched felts
- Equine felts
The weight ranges vary depending on the fiber blend and can average as low as 3 oz/sq. yd to 256 oz/sq. yd.
Thickness range as low as 0.47-1.00″ th.
High Temp Felts