- Heat Resistant Fabric
Heat Resistant Fabric
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Whatever your application, Canvas Etc. has the heat resistant fabric solution. For manufacturing purposes, safety or hobby use, our fabrics come in a wide range of materials and guarantee thermal insulation.
Heat resistant fabric describes many kinds of material. The common trait all these fabrics share is their ability to insulate against heat. Because of their durability, our fabrics are also durable and resistant to other conditions. Depending on your application, we’ll work with you to discuss which fabric is ideal. There are several coatings and treatments that can increase the durability of materials, as well.
There are many varieties of fabrics used to insulate against heat. For instance, coated fabrics, known for their ability to block heat, are useful for protection. Coatings include materials like silicone, ceramic and neoprene. As we said before, heat isn’t the only thing these sturdy materials protect against. In fact, some coatings offer chemical, UV and abrasion resistance. Thus, they are multi-purpose fabrics practical for a variety of applications.
Silica fabric is quite popular for heat applications. It can operate continuously at temperatures up to nearly 1800 degrees Fahrenheit. For applications needing fabric with low thermal conductivity, use silica fabric. Then, there are refractory coatings. The main thing to remember about refractory coatings is their ability to withstand harsh environments. Notably, it’s resistant to chemicals and abrasion.
There are various uses for our fabric. Any industry that deals with high temperatures or extreme environments use heat resistant fabric to protect its workers and equipment.
Welding blankets protect a welder while he or she welds. These blankets are made of protective material, such as vermiculite. This fibrous material catches molten metal as the welding takes place. Some welding blankets are made from fiberglass. These can withstand very high temperatures: up to 2,500 degrees! In the past, welding blankets were made from asbestos. After the EPA’s 1973 Clean Air Act, asbestos was outlawed for insulation and fireproofing. In addition, the Toxic Substances Control Act banned other uses for asbestos.
Fire blankets extinguish fires just starting. The blanket smothers the young fire and deprives it of oxygen. Therefore, it has the power to put out fires. These are available for home and commercial applications. This fabric offers basic fire protection. However, some lab or industrial environments may prefer the use of a wool fire blanket. Again, manufacturers made old blankets from asbestos and required special handling when disposing.
For airplanes, heat resistant fabric may be used for a variety of reasons – from upholstering certain surfaces to insulating instrumentation. These fabrics have a dual-use purpose for acoustic insulation.
Pretty much any application involving extreme environments is going to need heat resistant fabric. The nature of the fabric gives it all the traits required, including abrasion resistance, acoustic insulation and chemical resistance. Now that’s versatility.
Use our heat resistant textiles to create clothing such as:
The clothing you wear for work requiring heat resistance needs to be lightweight. Burdensome clothing makes doing jobs harder. With these cutting-edge materials, you’ll have the benefit of both protection and comfort.
As a safety product, the material protects the wearer from heat and flame. With special coatings and treatments, you can take the heat-resistance to the next level. With clothing, there are special considerations for fabrics since a person is wearing it. Talk to one of our fabric experts to learn more about heat-resistant fabric for specialty applications. We’ll be able to develop a material for your needs.
Many fabrics naturally insulate against heat. Here we’ll cover just some materials and fabrics commonly used for extreme conditions.
Fiberglass fabrics are characterized by their strength while being lightweight. It’s used for many things, including gasketing and insulation pads. Also, use fiberglass fabric for acoustic insulation and fire/heat protection. Fiberglass fabric is available with an array of treatments or coatings depending on the use of the material. For instance, we add high-temperature coatings to increase heat resistance. Or add wire to the fabric to create strength or durability. This is ideal for environments with high vibration and high temperatures.
Aluminized fabrics are usually used for heat resistant apparel such as proximity suits. They protect the wearer for activities such as glassworking and firefighting. Whether it’s radiant energy or flames, this material is durable enough to withstand it! Many fabrics can be aluminized, including rayon, aramid (Kevlar®) and fiberglass. In many cases, the aluminum can reflect up to 95 percent of radiant energy. Be sure to ask for testing and certification documentation before using any apparel intended for use in high heat environments.
Silicon’s rubbery structure makes it exceptionally resistant to chemicals, moisture, heat and abrasion. Silicone adds a protective layer to fabrics requiring water resistance. Silicone material can withstand temperatures up to 500 degrees. Use silicone fabric for welding curtains, blankets, insulation jacketing and more!
Mostly used for welding purposes, silica fabric protects from slag, sparks and more! Silica fabrics often require an inorganic coating to improve resistance to abrasion. Anyone working with metal: stainless steel welding, metal cutting and heavy welding should use silica fabric. It makes excellent insulation for jackets, pads, welding blankets, equipment protection and more!
Ceramic fabrics are based on refractory fiber. Use this fabric for very high temperatures. You’ll find this fabric insulating things like boilers, furnaces, kilns and more. While ceramic fiber can withstand temperatures higher than fiberglass. However, reinforced fiberglass fabrics are far more durable than ceramic fabrics.
Also known as Kevlar®, aramid fabrics are strong due to the way the threads are spun. They are heat resistant and able to withstand contact with sharp objects such as metal. Coated aramid withstands, even higher temperatures. Our fabric experts can guide you on what coatings are best for your use. Remember, fabrics are versatile and with various treatments, you can create a material that works the way you need it to. You’ll find aramid fabrics used on protective sleeves, aprons, expansion joints, gloves, blankets and machinery covers.
We have optional coatings to cover most of our fabric offerings. Call us to develop treat fabric that goes beyond the standard. Laminates and coatings have the power to add resistance to chemicals, oil, water, extreme weather, abrasion, flex fatigue, UV, high temperatures and more! We can even combine some coatings to develop the right fabric for you. Know that during this process, we’ll work closely with you and your team to test materials for efficacy. And we’ll do it with your budget in mind!
Work closely with our team to get the fabric product you need. Whether you own a business or have home and hobby needs, we can assist. For bulk orders, we’ll work with you on pricing so that you stay within your budget. We are fabric experts, and we’re excited to help you with your next project. Contact Canvas Etc. today to get started.