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Felt for Wicking/Wiping

Felt Wicking, Wiping / Applicator Strips & Fluid Transfer

Felt for Wicking:

  • Felt has extraordinary wicking capabilities, delivering consistent fluid flow without material deterioration.
  • Felt is extremely absorbent and can retain many times its weight in fluids.
  • Felt is highly oil absorbent and is not compromised by continuous oil saturation.

Felt for Wiping / Applicator Strips / Fluid Transfer:

  • Felt's predictable and consistent fluid transfer rate make it the ideal material for transferring fluids or coatings to another surface
  • Felt's highly absorbent properties make it the perfect choice for oil and grease removal from surfaces
  • Felt can be cut to fit custom holders
  • Felt applicators act as reservoir and applicator in one highly resilient and long lasting piece

Applications include:

    • Shaft lubrication
    • Fluid Transmission
    • Ink Pads
    • Applicators
    • Fluid Absorption

The wicking ability of felt varies with density. See table below. Both SAE Roll Felts and high density Sheet Felts can be used in fluid transfer applications. AETNA can produce any size or shape for Your fluid transfer needs.

Felt Type F-1 F-2 F-3 F-5 F-7 F-10 F-11 F-13 F-15 F-26
Capillarity in inches* 4.0 4.0 4.0 3.0 3.0 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 -
Liquid Absorption% by weight** >175 >175 >190 >250 >225 >400 >375 >350 >350 >400
Liquid Absorption% by volume 74 74 76 80 80 88 88 88 88 92
Felt Type F-50   F-51   F-55 16S 20S 26S 32S  
Capillarity in inches* 4.0   4.0   3.0 4.0 4.5 5.0 5.5  
Liquid Absorption % by weight** >180   >170   >225 >175 >100 >75 >50  
Liquid Absorption% by volume 75   75   81 74 66 58 48  

* wicking height, 575 SSU, 70F
** 1.0 sp gr