product development

BWF Protec Product Development

Technical needle felts from BWF Protec's think tank in Hof

Our claim to provide technical needle felts of the highest quality, reliability and performance can only be fulfilled by continuously developing our products. Working in close collaboration with our specialists at product management and research and development, we will create the right needle felt for your application.

Creating the right needle felt

  • selecting suitable fibres, e.g. according to temperature, chemical resistance, and/or mechanical requirements

  • defining technical data such as thickness, weight and other technical properties

  • checking whether special finishes or surface treatments are necessary, and how these can be implemented

Technical centre at our R&D competence centre

Our R&D competence centre now features a technical centre for product development and prototype production. Our machinery covers all manufacturing processes, allowing for complete vertical integration: From carding and needle machines to systems for the application of surface coatings.

Our technical centre's service portfolio at a glance:

  • prototype development

  • trials and tests with our own machinery under conditions similar to production

  • testing new fibres

  • customer-specific production of special products and small batches

  • customer-specific product adaptations

  • testing new raw materials

  • fine tuning manufacturing technologies, such as developing new application techniques and thermal processes, or optimising needling processes

From prototyping to series production

For initial tests, we manufacture special prototypes at our R&D competence centre as required. This is followed by a gradual process of refinement, up to readiness for series production.

We are not afraid to break new ground with you.

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