• Could you please recommend heat-protection fabric for welding protection?
A: We have several types of fabric for heat-protection purpose, but for welding blankets we’d like to recommend G-Tec fabrics or high-silica fabrics e.g. HS1250AR (only vermiculite coated) or HS1250AR-Alufix (vermiculite coated with 1-side Alufix). Theses recommended fabrics are abrasive resistant and widely used for welding protection fabrics (up to 1,000 °C).
• How many types of your fabrics for removable insulation blankets?
A: We categorized fabrics for removable insulation blankets to two groups: Loomstate fabrics and coated fabrics. Most cases of insulation blankets are used coated fabrics on outside to protect water, oil, and other chemicals, and used non-coated fabrics as inside layer.
• Do you have non-itchy fabric, if so what is its service temperature?
A: Yes, we have Hakamid® fabrics, and it can be used for 350 °C continuous temperature. Customers can also use 1-side or 2-side PTFE coated fabric (260 °C) if itchy is concerned.
• What is the purpose of fabric with steel wire reinforcement?
A: Fabric with steel wire reinforcement is designed and woven to use with vibration and high-temperature machines e.g. turbocharger, exhaust pipes, steam and gas turbines. Steel wire will increase both its tensile strength and durability for a long-term utilization.
• How many colors available for silicone coated fabrics?
A: Gray is our standard color for silicone rubber coating, but other 10 colors are available as made-to-order coating. Other getable colors are white, black, silver, ivory, yellow, green, orange, red, blue and brown. These special colors need minimum of quantity and 2-3 weeks of production.
• What makes aramid-fiber fabric different from fiberglass fabric?
A: Aramid-fiber fabric is lighter and stronger than fiberglass fabric (similar thickness). Also, aramid fiber has more capability of abrasive resistance compare to glass fiber. Its downside is service temperature which is 350 °C while general fiberglass fabric is 550 °C. More important, aramid fiber is non-itchy fabric and less dust when cutting or fabricating.