Synthetic felts and fabrics

Natural wool felt is an unparalleled material.  But often, a synthetic product might be a better choice, especially when cost is a major consideration.  Below are descriptions of some of the synthetic and blend products available from Southeastern Felt & Supply.

Polyester

Southeastern offers converted polyester products ranging from 1/16" to 1 1/2" thick.  Typical applications include:  air filters, impregnated substrates, seals, wicks, moisture pads, metal wiping, liquid filteration, and gaskets.  Polyester has the following mechanical advantages:
- Withstands temperatures from 200° F to 550° F.
- Outstanding mildew resistance
- Unaffected by aging
- Good chemical resistance including high tolerance to bleach
Polyester Specification Sheet


Polypropylene
Polypropylene fabric is a resilient polymer material with high resistance to many chemical solvents, bases and acids.
Polypropylene Specification Sheet


Teflon®
Teflon is a synthetic fluoropolymer, often used for used for applications where sliding action of parts is needed: plain bearings, gears, slide plates, etc. In these applications, it performs significantly better than nylon and acetal.
Teflon Specification Sheet

Nomex®
This is a high strength, non-conducting and flame retardant material perfect for many of your commercial and industrial needs. Nomex fabric does not melt and only begins to decompose at a temperature of 700 degrees Fahrenheit, and is unaffected by most acids and possesses a high resistance to alkalis, mold and mildew.  It is available in a variety of thicknesses and densities. Typical uses include:  protective apparel and insulation.
Nomex Specification Sheet


Flock
Southeastern Felt offers a several options for fabricated parts using flocking material with an adhesive backing and paper liner.  This velvety material is often used for decoration, or as an inexpensive protective liner applied to stone, metal, and plastic.


Plushes

Pile fabrics--also referred to as plush fabrics--are a combination of natural and synthetic fibers.  A wide variety of pile types, height, and configurations are available.  Typical applications include:   gaskets, wipers, light seals, roll covers, lint brushes, directional belts, and litho plate cleaners.