The factory in Ovar, Portugal is producing technical textiles for the dry and wet filtration and for the laundry industry since 1941.
The company, now employing more than 380 people and covering an area of 55.000 sqm, has changed names over time, but the product range for the laundry industry maintains FANAFEL as a registered brand name.
We produce needled felt for the feed belts and the covering of the rolls of all types of flatwork ironers (heated roll and heated chest).
Together with the needled felt products, we also supply accessories for the laundry industry to more than 80 countries in the world.
Being part of the Valmet group we have a warehouse in Tianjin for the Chinese market and a local representative in Shanghai.
Most of the world’s laundry machine manufacturers are equipping their new machines with Valmet’s Laundry Products FANAFEL. Therefore we are today the world’s leading supplier of technical textiles and accessories for feeders, ironers and folders for the laundry industry.


Valmet Corporation is a leading global developer and supplier of services and technologies for the pulp, paper and energy industries. Our 12.000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers’ performance forward – every day. The company has over 200 years of industrial history and was reborn through the demerger of the pulp, paper and power businesses from Metso Group in December 2013. Valmet’s worldwide net sales in 2012 were approximately EUR 3 billion. Valmet’s objective is to become the global champion in serving its customers. Valmet’s head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd.


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