High quality since 1956


Since its start of operation in 1956, Foster Needle has grown to become one of the world leaders in the production and sales of felting needles for the nonwoven and other textile industries.

The company was founded by Edson P. Foster, who once worked for the world's largest needle Company: the Torrington Company. Being a highly talented engineer, Mr. Foster went on to create the designs and patents for most of the blade shapes and barb shapes that are now standard to needlepunch firms in every country.

The most important of the patented new designs was the Foster Formed Barb™ , the first barb with rounded interior surfaces to be produced and to become a commercial success!

Today, Foster Needle offers the highest level of service and superior products valued throughout the Needlepunch Nonwoven Industry – with first class production facilities and world wide distribution.

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