We can add adhesive backing to any felt material, and offer slitting and die cutting services as well. Our automated die-less computerized CNC cutting system can cut almost any architectural pattern you can dream of.

High Speed CNC Cutting

Sutherland Felt Company has added a high tech computerized CNC cutting system – we can turn your ideas/drawing files in to cut out designs.  This is a super versatile die-less cutting system, and is extremely accurate and capable of producing the highest quality cut parts. This system utilizes a sophisticated nesting software, which optimizes material yield, saving both money and time. The cutting surface is a high tech bristle-belt conveyor system, allowing us to cut panels up to 72″ wide by an unlimited length. This is ideal for wall panels, hanging architectural panels, and other custom cut designs.

Adhesive Coating

Sutherland Felt has a large coating division that allows us to laminate heat-activated and cold bonding adhesive products to virtually any type of felt. Sutherland Felt can apply up to 400 degrees F to adhesive before driving it into the felt with a program driven pinch rollers. We can also slit material in line after applying adhesive. Need an automotive grade adhesive? Sutherland stocks adhesive that meets the following automotive specifications:

Daimler ChryslerGeneral MotorsFord
MS-CC211GM 3607M Type I & Type II


MS-CC235GM 3622M Type IVESB-M3G76-B1/B2
GM 3602ESH-M11P19-A

Sutherland Felt Co. is authorized 3M adhesive distributor, and stocks a wide variety of PSA from 3M and other major adhesive manufacturers including Avery, JDC, Sekisui, 3F, and CCT.

Commonly Stocked Adhesives

3F10508Acrylic, unsupported
3m6035PCAcrylic, unsupported
3m3M 9490LEAcrylic, unsupported
3m9672 LEAcrylic, unsupported
Avery57415-FT 1126
AveryFBR 8950Rubber based, supported
JDCA-504Acrylic, supported
JDCC-500Acrylic/Rubber Based, unsupported
JDCDLF 2272Acrylic, unsupported 2 pt liner
JDCDLF 3276Acrylic, supported
JDCA-100Acrylic, supported
JDCB-100Rubber based, supported
JDCB-600Rubber based, supported
JDCF9200Acrylic, un-supported
Sekisui#5782NAAcrylic, un-supported

Roll Slitting

Sutherland has a computerized roll slitting system that can slit material to .625″ wide. For widths less than .625″, we have a rotary knife slitting machine that can slit down to 1/8″ widths.

Die Cutting

Sutherland has various die cutting capabilities:

  • Narrow-Web, High Speed

    • For material widths up to 12″, this is an excellent choice for high volume die cutting.
    • Sutherland can kiss cut on these machines as well as through cut on a belt feed system.
    • Larger rolls widths can be slit down to run on these machines.
  • Travel Head

    • This is a programmable press that handles material up to 60″ wide.
    • The head of this 40 ton press is 20″ X 20″.
    • Material is fed by pinch rollers, after the horizontal and vertical “travel” are programmed into the machine. This runs automatically, and the operator strips the parts from the webbing as the material feeds off the press.
    • This machine also has a center cavity suction system, which allows us to very efficiently cut washers and other parts where holes or centers need to be removed.
  • Automatic Beam

    • This beam press allows for steel rule dies up to 30″ X 70″ This has a programmable travel and automatic mode, which is excellent for high volume large parts.
  • Clicker

    • Sutherland Felt has numerous clicker presses, which are excellent for small volume die cuts.
    • These machines allow for fast setup, and are primarily used for quantities of less than 500 pcs.

Kiss Cutting

Kiss cutting involves die cutting adhesive backed material, and cutting through the material, but not the adhesive. Kiss cut felt is normally supplied on a roll, and ran on Sutherland’s narrow-web, high-speed presses. For larger dies, the automatic beam press allows us to kiss cut large parts. Sutherland Felt is a leading supplier and fabricator of kiss cut felt parts to the automotive industry.


Sutherland can treat any felt with the following:

  • Mil-F-2312
  • No-Burn fire retardant

Call (248)280-0450 for detailed specifications, and special pricing.

Special Orders normally require a 3-4 week lead time and a manufacturing minimum. Items designated as in-stock are normally inventoried, but may occasionally be in the process of being produced, thus requiring a 3-4 week lead time.