High Temperature Weld Splatter Resistant Fiberglass Fabric:
Weld-Shieldä vermiculite coated fiberglass with neoprene
Plain fiberglass fabrics do not handle weld splatter well. For enhanced weld splatter resistance, there are several coatings which can be applied to allow the fabric to withstand the splatter.
One of the better protections is a coating of silicone rubber on the fiberglass base fabric. The heavier the fabric and coating, the better the splatter resistance.
A lower cost weld splatter resistant fabric is one coated with vermiculite and then a coating of neoprene or latex. These coatings stiffen the fabric, provide fray protection and also fill the weave gaps so that the weld splatter cannot get trapped in the weave. The best weld splatter protection is provided by silica fabric as it has a higher temperature performance.
Weld-Shieldä fabrics can be used to fabricate welding blankets and curtains, or sleeve and jacket products to protect against weld splatter, high temperature pyro applications.
This fabric tends to be more flexible and conformable than heavy silicone rubber coated fabrics.
Weld Splatter Protecction Fiberglass Fabric
Benefits of our High-Temperature Fiberglass Heat Protection Products
Fiberglass offers excellent heat resistance, retaining more than half of its room temperature tensile strength at 675°F / 357°C, and more than 25% at 875°F / 468°C. It begins to soften at 1500°F / 815°C and melts near 2050°F / 1121°C. Non-combustible and excellent thermal conductivity to dissipate hot spots; high resistance to chemicals and unaffected by UV light.
Materials that resist catching fire, burn slowly, or retard burning can be described as either "incombustible", "non-flammable", "non-combustible", "fire-resistant" or "fire-retardant". "Self-extinguishing" materials cease burning once the flame or heat source is removed. "Fireproof" is understood to mean that an object cannot burn, but few materials are truly fireproof.
Most of our products fall within one or more of the above descriptions: they resist high temperature, flame, fire, molten metal splash and weld splatter very well but may melt with prolonged exposures past their designed maximum continuous operating temperature. They can also provide OSHA, ANSI-FM & NFPA compliance and personnel protection.
Using our products to retain heat or cold within pipes, hoses, enclosures or equipment helps conserve energy and resources, and reduces operating costs.
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