The range of Fothergill Engineered Fabrics Ltd heat resistant materials covers virtually all thermal insulation and thermal protection applications. They provide cost-effective and in many cases safer alternatives to fabrics in current use, since they contain no asbestos or respirable fibres.
Tyglas: Glass fabrics are generally employed as facings for flexible or rigid insulation, having a maximum continuous operating temperature of 550°C. Coated glass fabrics are available for use in the fabrication of flexible ductings, expansion joints and explosion membranes, with differing maximum continuous temperatures, depending on the coating. Special coated fabrics have also been developed for fire blankets to BS EN 1869 (Tyglas FB) and for covering insulation mattresses and valve covers market (Tyglas VC).
Tyglas 1000C: These are texturised glass fabrics which have been specially treated and will withstand a blowtorch flame in excess of 1000°C. Providing increased protection from molten metal spatter, their high strength and abrasion resistance makes them eminently suited to fire barriers and welding blanket applications.
Tygasil: Produced in woven, knitted, and needled mat form, Tygasil silica fabrics have been subjected to a special treatment which increases the silica content to typically a minimum 98%, resulting in a fabric which retains flexibility at the maximum recommended operating temperature of 950°C. These fabrics are excellent for furnace curtains, fire barriers, welding screens and blankets.
Knitted Tygasil: Combining the features of woven silica with improved flexibility and high insulation properties, knitted Tygasil contains no respirable fibres. Assuring high standards of worker safety and comfort, it provides an efficient and cost effective replacement for refractory ceramic fibres (RCF’s) in industrial insulation and heat treatment operations.
High Temperature Filtration Products: Filter fabric technology (for hot gas filtration) has been a speciality of Fothergill Engineered Fabrics for almost forty years, since the introduction of manufacturing from monofilament polyester and other yarns. Our technical staff work closely with customers in the development of specially treated glass fabrics for the filtration of molten aluminium. The impetus towards advancing fabric technology often springs from developing materials to satisfy our customers’ special requirements. In this manner, aramid, quartz and other yarns are included in our product range.
Ceramic Fabrics Manufactured from Nextel™: Offering a maximum operating temperature up to 1600°C, these fabrics are often specified for furnace curtains, fire seals, fire barriers and expansion joints.