Felt and Textiles
Felt & Textile Strip
At Advanced Seals & Gaskets, we offer an excellent in-house conversion and cutting service, using high-quality material and state of the art machinery, we can offer strips cut from a range of materials including various types of textile and felt, sometimes also called sealing strips, sealing tapes or isolation strips. Our Felt & textiles strips are all made to order, manufactured by our highly skilled workforce, using state of the art machinery including strippers, log cutters and presses depending upon the size and quantity required. In-house production allows us to closely oversee the whole production process to ensure that we consistently produce high quality, competitively priced strips, supplied in a plain finish, coated with a self-adhesive backing or even laminated to other materials.
What Are Felt & Textile Strips?
Strips are pieces of material often cut to a specific width and length as requested by our customers, in some cases available as continuous rolls/coils to be cut as when needed by the end-user, often used in a similar way to a gasket placed between two surfaces to create a seal, provide cushioning or insulation.
Our felt and textile strips are generally produced using felt material made from either wool, polyester or a combination of both or grades of nylons and non-woven scrim, these materials offer to cushion properties, resilient under pressure, creates an excellent dust seal and adds additional strength to other materials it is adhered to.
Why Use Felt & Textile Strips?
Felt and textile strips are used to fill gaps and irregularities between 2 surfaces and to provide a solution to unwanted rattles, noise, vibrations, to seal against dust and can also be used to cushion between moving parts to reduce friction and damage to components and equipment. Felt strips have a fibrous structure that can be used to absorb and transmit fluids, they have excellent recovery and high energy absorption and a working temperature range of -40℃ to +100℃. Felt gaskets can be typically found used as oil seals or filters in engines. Fabrics felt and non-woven scrims can be utilised in a variety of industries and applications, including aerospace, apparel or clothing, construction, automotive, chemical processing, electrical, filtration, marine, and medical.
Our felt types are available in wool, polyester or a combination of both.
Woolen felt is produced using a combination of heat, moisture and compression, causing the wool to fuse without the need for any binders or binding agents to be assessed. Woolen felts are available in a range of hardnesses, a flame retardant grade and usually in black, white or grey colour options.
Synthetic felts are produced using man-made fibres, constructed by ‘needling’ or using chemical binders and heat. These felts do not perform as well compared to woollen felts when it comes to compressibility, elasticity, absorption and abrasion.
Nylon – Nylon is the name of a family of synthetic polymers commonly used to make a variety of different types of workwear, clothing and components within the industrial and sports industries.
Non-woven scrim – most nonwoven scrims use one of or a combination of strands of polyester, glass or polypropylene. Nonwoven scrim is used to add strength and stability to other films, paper and textile materials.
Benefits of Felt & Textile Strips
Depending on the type and grade of felt or fabric taken, the material will offer a whole host of properties and benefits, some of which include:
- High strength & resilience under pressure
- Excellent seal against air and dust under compression
- Excellent anti-vibration solution
- Thermal insulation properties
- Good acoustic properties
- Flame retardant properties (certain grades)
- Fluid wicking (felt)
- Strengthening properties (when adhered to other materials)