Non-woven fabric, therefore devoid of traditional warp and weft elements, made of artificial and synthetic fibres. Similar to the felt, though much slimmer, it can have an extremely rigid hand (in reinforcement for clothing) or elastic (in the jaws of the capispalla). The different effect is achieved by making the fibres oriented (unidirectional) or scattered, disordered (multidirectional) fibres. Fairly "fist" is the trade name to be attributed to the product of the German company Freudenberg, although it is now extended to all the fabrics that exhibit the above characteristics. Uses are mainly those of reinforcement in clothing. It is also available in thermosetting version.