Optimizing the performance of Paper Machine Clothing
Feltest is an independent supplier of easy-to-use handheld tools and provider of in-depth knowledge and innovative technology for optimizing the performance of Paper Machine Clothing like forming fabrics, press felts and dryer screens.
We are the first choice of Pulp and Paper mills worldwide to help maximize the runnability of paper machines and significantly reduce operational costs. Our customers calculate payback time in minutes rather than months or years.
All our products are designed to protect workers, ensuring their safety and comfort to the highest degree. The performance data from our precision instruments lead to informed, fact based decisions that result in a better bottom line for the paper mill.
Our global mission is to strengthen the position of the pulp & paper industry and its marvelous product as a crucial step in building a true circular economy.
The roots of Feltest go back to 1992. Press felt designer Niek Lensvelt from the Netherlands wanted to know how the compaction of felts changed over time, so that he could improve the performance of his felts.
As there was no appropriate instrument on the market that could measure on a running paper machine with the desired accuracy and repeatability, he designed an instrument himself. The result of his efforts is the original Caliper Gauge, nowadays called the Caliper Profiler Gauge “Classic”.
In 1995, Niek’s son Marcel joined the company. Together, they were responsible for the Sales and Service for several Paper Machine Clothing suppliers. In 2008, Niek retired and Marcel continued Feltest, regularly adding new, highly specialized, high quality products to the portfolio.
Get in contact
Do you have a subject you want to discuss per (video) call? Plan a free 15 minute call with Marcel to discuss Paper Machine Clothing related problems on your machine, questions you may have using Feltest instruments or interpreting the measuring results.