Characteristics of felt
Due to the versatile material characteristics of wool, felt can be used in many different industry sectors for various individual applications. Our customers appreciate wool felt because of the following aspects:
|Elasticity||Wool felt is stretchable, elastic in response to pressure, and resilient too –
which means that hardly any creases are ever formed.
|Insulation||Wool felt is noise-reducing, and also insulates against heat or cold.|
|Absorbency||This property allows wool felt to soak up liquids and release them again.
Its cushioning behaviour also provides protection against mechanical loading.
|Flame-retardant behaviour||Wool felt is generally not flammable.
Even if it is directly exposed to fire, felt will only char above around 300 degrees Celsius.
|Resistant to chemicals||Acids, bases and oils cannot destroy wool fibres.
Therefore felt wicks or cylinders are able to transport liquids in technical applications.
|Biodegradable||Wool felt is fully compostable.|
|Regenerative / Regrowing||Wool is a regrowing natural ressource. After shearing of the sheep, the wool is categorized and sold to traders via auctions. We mainly receive our wool from South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.|
Please note, that these characteristics are valid for felts made out of sheep wool. Depending on the original material, these may vary for synthetic felts. If you are interested in our synthetic products and need further information regarding their characteristics, please don’t hesitate to contact us.