Recommended Uses of Industrial Felts

SAE F-1 :

A high grade, high density felt recommended for precision uses where maximum durability and resistance to wear are required. Typical uses are: Bearing seals, ink rolls, Polishing pads, Bumpers, Low Viscosity oil retention and feeding as in lubrication wicking, Wiping Applications in sheet metal, tube and wire manufacturing.

SAE F-2 & SAE F-3 :

High grade felts of slightly less density and durability than SAE F-1,but still recommended for precision uses such as: Vibration mounts, Precision lubrication wicking, Oil seals, Bumpers, Gaskets, Automobile,Aircraft, and Machinery Components.

SAE F-5 :

A high grade, medium density felt recommended for precision uses where resiliency and durability are important factors. Typical uses are: Lubrication wicks, Grease seals, Wipers, Shock dampers, and Dust seals.

SAE F-6 & SAE F-7 :

Medium density felts similar to SAE F-5 and recommended for similar applications, but where slightly less durable material is permissible. These felts are commonly used for: Grease retainers, Spacer strip seals, Weather stripping, Dust shields, and noise reduction linings

SAE F-10 :

A high grade, medium low density felt, similar in quality to the SEA F-5, but recommended for uses where abrasion and wear are not important factors. This is used for: Fluid storage and delivery where the felt is confined and compressed in assembly. Resilient padding and plug filters for gas and air

SAE F-11 & SAE F-12 :

Medium low density felts recommended for uses similar to those of SAE F-10 where less durability can be tolerated. Typical applications are: Dry drum seals, Impregnated packings, Dash liners, Anti-squeak strips and pads, Sound deadening and other acoustic uses.

SAE F-13 & SAE F-15 :

Low density felts with a wide range of uses where resistance to abrasion, durability and wear are not important requirements, such as: Spacing strips, Sound deadening, Fuel oil filters, Anti-rattle applications, and grease and oil retention.

SAE F-26 :

Low density felt recommended for non-mechanical applications when retained between other materials. Padding and packing are typical uses.

SAE F-51 :

A high grade, high density felt similar to SAE F-1, but made in thicknesses below 1/8". Recommended for mechanical applications where an accurate, thin, smooth, high grade, felt is required. Typical uses are: Ball and roller bearing oil retainer washers and Small dust excluding washers.

SAE F-50 :

A high grade, high density felt similar to SAE F-3, but made in thicknesses below 1/8". This felt is recommended for the same applications as SAE F-50, but where tolerances and lengths of life are not as important. Typical uses are thin cut parts such as gaskets and liners.

SAE F-55 :

A medium low density felt similar to SAE F-7, but made in thicknesses below 1/8". This felt is recommended for uses where high durability is not required, such as: Anti-squeak strips and Sound deadening when glued to panels.