Albarrie produces customised nonwoven needle punch textiles using advanced technology and partners with organisations to innovate fabric solutions for product design. The company’s capabilities include Research and Development, with an in-house team of scientists dedicated to developing textile solutions for demanding applications such as industrial air filtration, secondary oil containment and high-heat conveyance.
On show at IDEA will be its capabilities in custom needle punch felt production. The company has several production lines available for this and can can produce technical felts from 6 –120 oz/yd² in narrow or wide width formats. Fibre blending, layering, and an assortment of finishing treatments such as heat setting, calendaring, singing are available.
Albarrie can also convert rolled goods for prefabrication requirements by OEMs or produce finished goods for use within industrial processes. The company’s spiral needle punch production uses an advanced Rontex spiral needle loom to produce seamless felt tubes in a wide array of fibres. combinations. Coupled with various finishing techniques, these seamless felt tubes are applicable for conveyor roller covers, protective packaging, insulation, and gaskets.
In addition, Albarrie’s process of resin impregnation ensures fibres are fully submerged and hardened for a durable product that withstands harsh environments, turning soft fabric into hard boards.