Needle Punched Wool

Needle Punched Wool Felt

  • Low cost alternative to pressed wool
  • Available in all thickness – 1/8″ up to 1″
  • Sold by the yard, or slit to width
  • Can be custom manufactured to mimic any pressed wool thickness and density
needle punched wool felt
needle punched wool felt
needle punched wool felt

Needle punched felt refers to felt that is made by vertically needling fibers together to achieve a desired thickness and density. Needled felt is commonly made from wool, synthetic and other re-processed fibers. When viewing a cross-section of needled punched felt, the fibers lay vertically, as opposed to pressed felt, where the fibers lay horizontally.

Needle punched wool felt normally contains a lower percentage of wool as compared to SAE wool felts, and is therefore less expensive. F-15N and F-26N are the two standard type of needle punched wool felt. Sutherland Felt Co can also make needle punched equivalents to SAE grade F-3 and F-7 pressed wool felts. These normally have a lower wool content than their SAE grade counterparts, but are made to comparable densities. These materials are often used for packaging, crating, and lining applications, where a lower grade felt is acceptable. Sutherland Felt Co. can custom manufacturer various densities, thickness and blends to your specifications.


ThicknessA.S.T.M. TypeNominal ThicknessThickness LimitsNominal (Lbs./Sq. Yd.)Limits (Lbs./Sq. Yd.)WidthColor
1/8"9R50.125.113 - .1381.063.956 - 1.16972"Gray
3/16"9R50.187.168 - .2061.5631.406 - 1.71972"Gray
1/4"9R50.25.225 - .2752.1251.913 - 2.33872"Gray
5/16"9R50.313.281 - .3442.6252.363 - 2.88872"Gray
3/8"9R50.375.338 - .4133.1882.869 - 3.50672"Gray
1/2"9R50.5.450 - .5504.253.825 - 4.67572"Gray
5/8"9R50.625.563 - .6885.3134.781 - 5.84472"Gray
3/4"9R50.75.675 - .8256.3755.738 - 7.01372"Gray
7/8"9R50.875.788 - .9637.4386.694 - 8.18172"Gray
1"9R51.900 - 1.1008.57.650 - 9.35072"Gray


ThicknessA.S.T.M. TypeNominal ThicknessThickness LimitsNominal (Lbs./Sq. Yd.)Limits (Lbs./Sq. Yd.)WidthColor
1/8"8R50.125.113 - .1380.875.788 - .96372"Gray
3/16"8R50.187.168 - .2061.313.168 - .20672"Gray
1/4"8R50.25.225 - .2751.751.575 - 1.92572"Gray
5/16"8R50.313.281 - .3442.1881.969 - 2.40672"Gray
3/8"8R50.375.338 - .4132.6252.363 - 2.88872"Gray
1/2"8R50.5.450 - .5503.53.150 - 3.85072"Gray
5/8"8R50.625.563 - .6884.3753.938 - 4.81372"Gray
3/4"8R50.75.675 - .8255.254.725 - 5.77572"Gray
7/8"8R50.875.788 - .9636.1255.513 - 6.73872"Gray
1"8R51.900 - 1.10076.300 - 7.70072"Gray

Buying Tips:

  • Wool Felt is a natural material and color/shade variation exists in the color of the raw wool
  • Industrial felt is not guaranteed to be 100% free of wrinkles/blemishes, as those are a natural product of the manufacturing process.
  • Direct inquiries to Sutherland Felt Co. are subject to a $100 minimum order. Please feel free to call for pricing. Lower minimums as well as close outs can be found at our online store –
  • Special orders normally require a 3-4 week lead time and a manufacturing minimum. Items designated as in-stock normally ship within 24 hours.