The advantages of felt

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The advantages of felt

The Advantages of Felt

Felt is perhaps one of the most unique and versatile industrial fabrics available. That is one of the reasons why we use it for our products. The advantages are shortly presented:

Its many properties are unrivaled by any other single material.

  • Felt can be just about anything you need it to be.
  • Felt in its many forms can be the best solution for product design challenges.
  • Felt does not ravel or fray.
  • Felt can be cut to any size, shape or thickness with a clean edge.
  • Felt can be hard enough to turn on a lathe or soft enough to be sewn.
  • Felt can be exposed to the elements. Felt can be made water-repellent.
  • Felt is incredibly resilient, able to be compressed and released thousands of times without
  • deformity.

 

Felt has superior thermal insulating properties.

The incredible diversity of the fabric:

  • From 1/32 inch to 3 inches thick
  • Soft as wool to hard as wood
  • Full range of colours
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The advantages of wool felt

Wool Felt is a renewable and environmentally friendly resource.
Wool felt is one of the world’s oldest man-made fabrics because it does not require weaving. Instead, it interlocks to form a continuous useful material. Through a process of manipulating, hammering, and steaming, scales on the wool felt fibres engage each other to form a lasting, resilient bond. The natural fibres in wool felt cannot be duplicated in the laboratory. Each wool felt fibre has a flexible microscopic covering of scales similar to the scales on a fish. Wool felt scales are made of keratin, the same tough substance that grows to form horns and hooves on cattle and other animals. 

  • Wool felt is highly resilient, retaining its strength and unique properties for decades.
  • It is amazingly durable.
  • Wool felt can be stressed to just under its elastic point repeatedly for years and still snap
  • back to its natural shape.



Felt can be machined. It can be cut, ground and formed like metal inappropriate densities.

  • It can be die-cut into intricate, high-precision shapes.
  • It can be heat formed.
  • It can be bonded to almost any surface.


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