Hardura what is it

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#1 Hardura what is it

Post by phoenix » Tue Mar 16, 2021 4:09 pm

Hi I keep seeing the word Hardura what is it and why is it called that ? Bryan
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#2 Re: Hardura what is it

Post by Heuer » Tue Mar 16, 2021 4:15 pm

From our Factory Fit thread:

"Hardura is the registered trademark of an embossed PVC coated felt with bound edges used to cover areas in vehicles prone to wear and economise on the cost of carpeting. It was manufactured by Hardura Ltd who were established in 1948 at St Lawrence Mill, Mill Street, Great Harwood, Lancashire. The material is very hard wearing with a wipe clean surface offering some limited sound insulation. Used in the luggage compartment of the FHC and OTS E-Type (always beige), under the seats, on the 'A' posts and on the rear shelf (OTS). Very early cars are reported to have used vinyl cloth rather than Hardura under the seats. The company was dissolved in 2010. Hardura is still produced but tends to be advertised as 'Tuffelt' for legal reasons."

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#3 Re: Hardura what is it

Post by Mich7920 » Wed Mar 17, 2021 7:27 am

Is felt not made of coconut fibre?
During one of my trips to India, I visited a factory that processed this fibre to make mats, ropes, etc..
I immediately thought of this Hardura and its characteristic brown fibre.
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#4 Re: Hardura what is it

Post by Heuer » Wed Mar 17, 2021 11:03 am

Felt is a textile material that is produced by matting, condensing and pressing fibers together. Felt can be made of natural fibers such as wool or animal fur, or from synthetic fibers such as petroleum-based acrylic or acrylonitrile or wood pulp-based rayon. Blended fibers are also common.Felt has special properties that allow it to be used for a wide variety of purposes. "It is fire-retardant and self-extinguishing; it dampens vibration and absorbs sound; and it can hold large amounts of fluid without feeling wet..."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Felt
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