What are some typical end uses for Amatex products?
Military Cloth, Lagging, Insulation, Marine, Curtains, Industrial Heat Pads,
Valve Covers, Flange Covers, Welding, High Temperature Gasketing, Sleeving for
seamless coverings and Insulation Matting
What makes fiberglass such a great fabric to use in many applications?
Fiberglass yarns are made of very fine glass fibers that can be used as
insulation and protective materials. The heat resistance and tensile strength
of fiberglass yarn is high, it also exhibits excellent chemical resistance and
low thermal conductivity. Fiberglass filaments are available in a wide range of
diameters to suit different end uses. Fiberglass fabrics have broad versatility
that include variations on the fiberglass yarn quality, the yarn sizes, fabric
contruction, finishes and/or treatments. Fiberglass may be a cost-efficient
solution for your needs. Amatex offers a large selection of fiberglass products.
What are some physical properties of fiberglass?
Fiberglass exhibits excellent dimensional stability, will not stretch or
shrink, and has a high tensile strength. Fiberglass has very low moisture
absorption and is complemented by a high chemical resistance- with the
exceptions of acids like hydrofluoric acid and phosphoric acid. It will
resist chemicals, mildew, and rotting. Significant properties of fiberglass
include high thermal endurance and low coefficient of thermal expansion, and
high thermal conductivity - dissipating heat quicker than other fibers.
What is the difference between fiberglass and silica?
Fiberglass and silica are manufactured from silica sand. Fiberglass has a
higher percentage of other compounds added to the formulation and is compromised
of about 2/3 silica sand while silica fabric is a much purer fiber, containing
mostly silica sand and very little of the other added compounds. Fiberglass and
silica are both excellent to use to protect against high temperatures- standard
Amatex Fiberglass products are used for temperatures up to 1000Âº Fahrenheit
(538Âº Celsius) and Amatex Silica Cloth handles heat levels and protection to 2000Âº F (1093Âº C).
Do you offer different types of finish options for fabrics? What about different colors?
Amatex offers multiple finishing options and color choices. Amatex textiles
can be treated with special finishes to meet specific requirements. These
finishes include: heat treatment to improve cutting qualities, weave set
treatment to improve cutting and sewing, oil & water repellent finishing,
and finishes meant to enhance heat resistance. In addition, Amatex offers
coatings that include silicone, acylic, neoprene, and vinyl. Typical colors
include red, black, and gray. Other colors are available upon request.
Amatex fabrics are available laminated to aluminized Mylar film and aluminum foil.