Aluminized glass fabric for High Temperature
Aluminized glass fabric is a specialized material that offers exceptional protection against high temperatures and thermal radiation. This fabric is typically used in environments with extreme heat, such as those found in industrial safety applications, metal casting, glass forming, and industrial firefighting operations. Its ability to reflect radiant heat makes it ideal for these high-demand situations.
Specifically, one style of aluminized glass cloth, known as Style 2025/9480, is used to provide a vapor barrier in various applications. It’s particularly designed for flange shield material and uses a very low percentage of adhesive in its construction. This careful construction ensures the cloth’s effectiveness in its intended applications while maintaining durability and resistance to environmental factors.
Aluminized fabrics come in various styles, including aluminized fiberglass, aluminized aramid (often known by the brand name Kevlar®), and aluminized rayon. These materials are notable for their outstanding reflectivity, durability, and flex-bond strength. They are engineered using a proprietary aluminization process and aluminized film, including an inherently fire-retardant adhesive. This adhesive is crucial as it withstands high temperatures better than those used in competitive fabrics, thereby enhancing the fabric’s overall durability and protection capabilities. These fabrics have been tested against stringent US & EN standards, demonstrating superior heat shielding performance, reflecting up to 95% of radiant energy, and providing protection against temperatures as high as 3000°F / 1650°C.
In addition to industrial and firefighting applications, aluminized cloth is used in other contexts where thermal radiation reflection is necessary. These applications include fire proximity suits, emergency space blankets, protection in molten metal handling, and insulation for buildings and containers. The versatility and effectiveness of aluminized cloth in these various applications highlight its importance as a material for safety and protection in extreme temperature environments.
EPDM is a type of elastomer, and its chemical structure consists of ethylene, propylene, and a diene monomer. The diene monomer introduces unsaturation in the polymer chain, allowing for cross-linking during vulcanization. EPDM is known for its outstanding resistance to weathering, ozone, and ultraviolet (UV) radiation. This makes it suitable for outdoor applications where exposure to the elements is a concern. It is resistant to a variety of chemicals, acids, and alkalis. EPDM is impermeable to water and steam.
- Automotive Industry: EPDM is commonly used in the automotive sector for door seals, gaskets, weatherstripping, and radiator hoses due to its flexibility and weather resistance.
- Building and Construction: EPDM is used in roofing membranes, window seals, and gaskets in the construction industry.
- Electrical Insulation: EPDM is employed for cable insulation and connectors due to its electrical insulating properties.
Industrial Hoses: EPDM is used in the manufacturing of hoses for conveying fluids in various industries.
Viton is a brand of fluoroelastomer, and FKM stands for Fluorocarbon Rubber. Viton FKM is a high-performance synthetic rubber known for its exceptional chemical resistance, high-temperature stability, and resistance to various fluids and fuels. Viton FKM exhibits excellent heat resistance and can withstand temperatures ranging from -20°C to 200°C (-4°F to 392°F). This makes it suitable for applications in both low and high-temperature environments. One of the standout features of Viton FKM is its exceptional resistance to a wide range of chemicals, oils, fuels, acids, and solvents. This chemical inertness makes it highly valuable in applications where exposure to aggressive substances is a concern.
Viton FKM is commonly used in automotive and aerospace industries for seals, gaskets, and O-rings, where resistance to fuels and lubricants is critical. It is particularly well-suited for applications involving gasoline, diesel, hydraulic fluids, and synthetic lubricants.
NBR Nitrile Rubber
Nitrile rubber, commonly known as NBR (Nitrile Butadiene Rubber), is a synthetic rubber copolymer of butadiene and acrylonitrile. It is widely used in various industries due to its excellent oil resistance, durability, and versatility. One of the outstanding features of NBR is its excellent resistance to oils, fuels, and lubricants. This property makes it a preferred material for applications such as seals, gaskets, and O-rings in automotive, aerospace, and industrial machinery. While NBR is not as chemically resistant as some other elastomers like Viton, it still offers good resistance to various chemicals, acids, and alkalis. Its performance in chemical environments depends on the specific type and concentration of the chemicals involved.
NBR is widely used in the automotive industry for seals, gaskets, hoses, and fuel system components. It is also common in industrial applications for hydraulic seals, O-rings, and other sealing elements.
PVC is a synthetic polymer made from the polymerization of vinyl chloride monomers. It belongs to the family of thermoplastics, meaning it can be melted and re-molded multiple times. PVC is a versatile material used in a wide range of applications due to its excellent combination of properties. It can be rigid or flexible, transparent or opaque, depending on the specific formulation and processing. Depending on the additives and plasticizers used, PVC can be manufactured in both rigid and flexible forms. Rigid PVC is commonly used in construction for pipes, profiles, and fittings, while flexible PVC is used in products like inflatable structures, cables, and medical tubing. PVC finds applications in various industries, including construction (pipes, window profiles), healthcare (medical tubing, blood bags), automotive (cable insulation), and consumer goods (packaging, inflatable structures).
Polyurethane is a polymer composed of organic units linked by urethane links. In the case of thermo-welded polyurethane, the material is processed using heat to achieve welding or bonding. Thermo-welding, also known as heat sealing or heat welding, is a process where polyurethane materials are heated to a specific temperature, causing them to melt and fuse together. This process creates a strong bond without the need for adhesives. Polyurethane, in general, is known for its flexibility and elasticity. Thermo-welded polyurethane retains these properties, making it suitable for applications where flexibility and stretchability are essential.
Thermo-welded polyurethane is used in various industries for applications such as inflatable structures, fabric welding, conveyor belts, seals, and medical devices. Its ability to form strong, flexible bonds without adhesives is particularly valuable.
Silicon Rubber for High Temperature
Silicone rubber, often referred to as just silicone, is a synthetic elastomer known for its excellent high-temperature resistance, flexibility, and a wide range of useful properties. When specifically formulated for high-temperature applications, silicone rubber becomes a preferred choice for various industrial and commercial uses. Silicone rubber is composed of silicon, carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. The silicone backbone contributes to its unique properties, such as heat resistance and flexibility. Silicone rubber exhibits excellent electrical insulating properties, making it suitable for various electrical and electronic applications at high temperatures. Silicone rubber is commonly used in medical and food-grade applications due to its biocompatibility, inertness, and ability to withstand high sterilization temperatures.
Anti-static rubber is a type of rubber that has been specially formulated to dissipate or inhibit the buildup of static electricity. Static electricity can pose risks in various industries, especially in environments where flammable materials, sensitive electronics, or explosive atmospheres are present. Anti-static rubber is designed to address these concerns by providing a controlled discharge of static electricity. The primary purpose of anti-static rubber is to prevent the accumulation of static electricity on the surface of the material. This is crucial in environments where static electricity can lead to safety hazards, damage to electronic components, or disruption of sensitive processes. Anti-static rubber is used in various applications where static electricity can be problematic. Common applications include conveyor belts, flooring in electronics manufacturing facilities, seals and gaskets in cleanroom environments, and components in explosive atmospheres.
NR Natural Rubber
Natural rubber is derived from the latex sap of the rubber tree (Hevea brasiliensis). It is composed primarily of polyisoprene, a natural polymer. Natural rubber is highly elastic and exhibits excellent resilience.It also is resistant to abrasion, wear, and tear. It remains flexible at low temperatures. Natural rubber is used in a wide range of applications, including tires, conveyor belts, footwear, hoses, seals, gaskets, and various industrial and consumer products.
Neoprene is a synthetic rubber made through the polymerization of chloroprene. It is classified as a type of chloroprene rubber (CR). Neoprene exhibits good resistance to oils, chemicals, and ozone. Neoprene remains flexible over a wide temperature range It is known for its durability and long service life. Neoprene is commonly used in wetsuits, gaskets, hoses, automotive belts, electrical insulation, and various industrial applications where resistance to environmental factors and flexibility are crucial.
Resin-impregnated and anti-dust fabric
The combination of resin-impregnated fabric with anti-dust properties could result in a material that not only benefits from the structural enhancements provided by resin impregnation but also offers a surface that resists dust accumulation. This type of fabric could be used in cleanrooms or controlled environments where both structural integrity and dust prevention are essential.
Silicone rubber is a synthetic elastomer made from silicon, oxygen, carbon, and hydrogen. It is often derived from silicones, which are polymers containing silicon, oxygen, carbon, and hydrogen. It is highly flexible and elastic, allowing it to recover its shape after deformation. Silicone rubber is an excellent electrical insulator, making it suitable for various electrical applications. It is resistant to ultraviolet (UV) radiation and weathering, making it suitable for outdoor applications. Silicone rubber is used in medical applications due to its biocompatibility. It is found in medical tubing, implants, and various healthcare products. Due to its non-stick properties and heat resistance, silicone rubber is used in the production of cooking utensils, bakeware, and kitchen gadgets.
NBR-coated polyester fabric
The polyester fabric is coated with a layer of NBR using a specific manufacturing process. This coating process involves applying NBR in a liquid form onto the polyester substrate and then curing or drying it to form a durable and cohesive layer. The NBR coating enhances the fabric’s resistance to oils and chemicals, making it suitable for applications in industrial settings. The combination of polyester fabric and NBR coating provides a flexible material that can conform to various shapes. NBR-coated polyester fabric is used in the manufacturing of conveyor belts and industrial belts where resistance to oils and abrasion is crucial.