Aluminized Fabrics are domestically woven technical textiles that are purchased around the world for the design and supply of high quality, industrial and firefighting apparel. The integration of our materials ensures superior protection and performance in the extreme work environments faced by civilians, emergency service, homeland defence and military personnel.
Proven to be superior in both performance and cost effectiveness, our Dual Mirror® Aluminized Fabrics are sought by manufacturers, engineers and designers that specialize in products subjected to extreme performance and environmental conditions. These include fire, radiant heat, high-temperature steam, molten metals and non-FR infrared heat and sunlight. Our unique five-layer textile structure reflects 95% of infrared heat, and offers an efficient high-temperature barrier material and superior durability.
Current applications include industrial heat shielding, molten metal splash protective clothing, radiant heat protective clothing, and proximity fire-fighting. Other innovative projects, such as industrial and commercial insulation, continue to be developed and tested.
All fabrics are manufactured to meet stringent ISO 9001 standards, and many are certified for NFPA, NFPA 1971-2007 and various international, European Standard (EN), MIL-C-87076A, MIL-C-24929A and ASTM F955-85 standards. Proper care and cleaning assure peak efficiencies.
A word of caution:
DO NOT CONFUSE AMBIENT, CONDUCTIVE AND RADIANT HEAT!
The following definitions are given as a reference as well as vital assistance in selecting the proper clothing for heat protection.
* AMBIENT HEAT is the surrounding atmospheric temperature in a given situation.
Examples: 65º - 70ºF in an office or 2000ºF in a fire walk.
* CONDUCTIVE HEAT is generated by direct contact with a hot surface.
Examples: picking up a burner block at 600ºF or leaning against a furnace wall at 1000ºF.
* RADIANT HEAT is generated by the sun or a source of fire, such as a fireplace or furnace, and is absorbed by masses of material struck by the heat's rays. (This is why it is cooler in the shade on a hot day)