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