technical needle felts yard goods

Technical Needle Felt
Yard goods from BWF Protec

We have been producing technical needle felts by the yard for a wide variety of applications since 1960.

Technical needle felt - What is this?

Technical needle felts - also known as nonwovens - usually consist of synthetic fibres which are processed into a stable flat structure by a mechanical needling process. Our synthetic needle felts feature various advantages and properties depending on the fibre used.

Technical needle felt yard goods - quality by the metre

For the needle felt yard goods BWF Protec processes a wide range of synthetic and natural fibres, either as pure blend or blended. The use of supporting scrims, sandwich constructions as well as the use of a variety of finishes and surface treatments offer a wide range of different qualities of technical needle felt for the most diverse requirements and industries. The area of application and function determine the design and quality of the yard goods.

Needle felts from BWF Protec can do the following:

Depending on the fibre used, our synthetic needle felts are e.g:

  • temperature-resistant (e.g. meta-aramid and para-aramid felts)
  • chemical resistant (e.g. needle felts made of polypropylene or PTFE)
  • mechanically resistant (e.g. Dyneema or para-aramid classes)

Nonwovens - We feature the following production capabilities: 

Area weight 50 - 10,000 g/m²
Thickness range 0.5 - 30 mm
Density range 0.08 - 0.40 g/cm³
Width up to 340 cm
(depending on area weight/thickness)
Roll length up to 1,000 running metre
(depending on grammage)

- without supporting scrim
- with supporting scrim
- pure-grade blend
- fibre blend
- sandwich construction

Fibres for technical needle felts

Depending on their requirements and area of application, at BWF Protec customers can select from technical needle felts made of any common synthetic fibre types, from polyester and aramid fibres to steel fibres. We also work with natural fibres such as wool and rayon.

Nor do we shy away from experimenting with new fibres for our technical needle felts. In this context, we work closely with our central R&D competence centre. Our specialists accompany you from the initial inquiry through to product development and the finished needle felt class.


synthetic fibers for technical needle felts

Technical needle felts - Your advantages at BWF Protec:

  • a broad variety of fibres

  • detailed advice on selecting the right fibres for your specific application area

  • testing of new fibre types and prototype production

A selection of our fibers can be found here:

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Technical needle felt yard goods for a wide array of application areas

An all-rounder: Whether fire, heat or occupational protection, transport systems, insulation or cleaning – technical needle felts are available in the most diverse shapes and finishes. Use of the widest range of fibre grades and production technologies offers the utmost flexibility. Technical needle felts as yard goods and nonwovens from BWF Protec are used, to name but a few, in the aluminium, glass, steel and aviation industry.

BWF Protec applications of technical needle felts e.g. railway seats
technical needle felt with surface treatment coating finish

FAQ about needle felt yard goods by BWF Protec

What is needle felt?

Needle felt belongs to the group of nonwovens and consists mostly of synthetic fibres that are bonded by a mechanical needling process. This makes needle felt very stable and robust in a variety of ways.

What areas of application are there for technical needle felt?

The diverse areas of application for technical needle felt include, for example, fire, heat or work protection, transport systems in the aluminium and glass industry, car wash felt, brake felts in the steel industry, insulation or cleaning.

What special properties does needle felt have?

Depending on the fibres used, the technical needle felts, e.g. from BWF Protec, are, among other things, temperature-resistant, flame-retardant, chemical-resistant and mechanically resistant.

Can technical needle felt (yard goods) be custom-made?

BWF Protec, for example, offers technical needle felt by the metre for a wide range of industries and applications with their respective properties and functions. Either standard qualities are used or customised needle felts are specially produced.

What are the quality characteristics of technical needle felt?

BWF Protec tests its technical needle felt according to the highest quality standards for, among other things, abrasion resistance, tensile and tear strength, bending stiffness and air permeability.

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