As an industrial customer requiring felt for their applications, it is important to understand that felt comes in a variety of types. Choosing the right type of felt is critical to the functionality and performance of your applications. In this blog post we will introduce you to the different types of felt and their properties.
1. Wool Felt
Wool felt is one of the oldest and most well-known types of felt. It is made from sheep's wool (with the addition of viscose depending on the quality) and is a very durable material known for its thermal insulation, soundproofing and padding. Wool felt is also an environmentally friendly material as it is biodegradable and recyclable
2. Needle felt
Needle felt is a type of felt made by the needle felting process. The material is pierced with special needles, which causes it to become dense. Needle felt is manufactured in various densities and thicknesses and is particularly suited for its soundproofing and padding.
3. Synthetic felt (=needle felt)
Synthetic felt is made from synthetic materials such as polyester, polypropylene, or nylon. It is available in various strengths and thicknesses and can be used for various applications such as padding, soundproofing, thermal insulation and sealing materials. Synthetic felt is water-repellent and resistant to chemicals.
Fleece is a very light and thin felt material made from synthetic or natural fibers. It is manufactured in various densities and thicknesses and can be used for various applications such as padding, sound insulation and filters. Fleece is a cost effective material and easy to process.