Feltest Equipment BV was founded in 1992. Press felt designer Niek Lensvelt 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 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 where responsible for the Sales and Service for several Paper Machine Clothing suppliers. In 2008, Niek retired and Marcel continued Feltest Equipment BV, adding new high quality products to the portfolio every year.


Handheld technology for felts and fabrics

Feltest is an independent supplier of easy-to-use handheld tools and provider of in-depth knowledge on 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.