Fiberglass Fabrics with Refractory Mineral Coating - Armatex Firestar

ARMATEX® FIRESTAR 18 is a medium weight fiberglass fabric treated with a proprietary refractory mineral coating that considerably improves the resistance to burn-through, flame impingement, abrasion, sparks and molten splash and corrosion.

It also greatly improves the thermal properties of the fabric. ARMATEX® FIRESTAR 18 is developed for use in welding protection and drop cloths, removable thermal insulation jackets, stress relieving blankets and thermal barriers.

Average Physical Properties of Armatex Firestar 18

The average physical properties of Armatex Firestar 18 are shown in Table 1.

Table 1. Physical properties of Armatex Firestar 18

Coating Proprietary refractory mineral coating
Color Gold
Width, inches 60 (+/- 5%)
Thickness, inches, nominal 0.030
Weight, oz/sq yd, nominal 18
Temperature Rating
    Base Fabric
    Coated Fabric

1000° F • 538° C
1500° F • 815° C, 30 mins 1 side
2000° F • 1093° C, transient exposure
Standard Roll Size 50 LY x 95 lbs

Overview of Armatex Firestar 24

ARMATEX® FIRESTAR 24 is a medium weight fiberglass fabric treated with a proprietary refractory mineral coating that considerably improves the resistance to abrasion, flame impingement, burn-through and molten splash and corrosion.

The thermal properties of the fabric are also considerably impoved. ARMATEX® FIRESTAR 24 is designed to be used in drop cloths and for welding protection,

removable thermal insulation jackets, stress relieving blankets and thermal barriers.

Physical Properties of Armatex Firestar 24

The physical properties of Armatex Firestar 24 are shown in Table 2.

Table 2. Physical properties of Armatex Firestar 24

Coating Proprietary refractory mineral coating
Color Gold
Width, inches 60 (+/- 5%)
Thickness, inches, nominal 0.041
Weight, oz/sq yd, nominal 24
Temperature Rating
    Base Fabric
    Coated Fabric

1000° F • 538° C
1500° F • 815° C, 30 mins 1 side
2000° F • 1093° C, transient exposure
Standard Roll Size 50 LY x 125 lbs.

Overview of Armatex Firestar30

ARMATEX® FIRESTAR 30 is a medium weight fiberglass fabric treated with a proprietary refractory mineral coating that considerably improves the resistance to burn-through, flame impingement, abrasion, sparks and molten splash and corrosion.

It also greatly improves the thermal properties of the fabric. ARMATEX® FIRESTAR 30 is designed for use in welding protection and drop cloths, removable thermal insulation jackets, stress relieving blankets and thermal barriers.

Physical Properties of Armatex Firestar30

The physical properties of Armatex Firestar 30 are shown in Table 3

Table 3. Physical properties of Armatex Firestar 30

Coating Proprietary refractory mineral coating
Color Gold
Width, inches 60 (+/- 5%)
Thickness, inches, nominal 0.049
Weight, oz/sq yd, nominal 30
Temperature Rating
    Base Fabric
    Coated Fabric

1000° F • 538° C
1500° F • 815° C, 30 mins 1 side
2000° F • 1093° C, transient exposure
Standard Roll Size 25 LY x 82 lbs.

Overview of Armatex Firestar 35

ARMATEX® FIRESTAR 35 is a medium weight fiberglass fabric, which is treated with a proprietary refractory mineral coating that greatly enhances the resistance to burn-through, flame impingement, abrasion, sparks and molten splash and corrosion.

It also greatly improves the thermal properties of the fabric. ARMATEX® FIRESTAR 35 is designed for use in welding protection and drop cloths, removable thermal insulation jackets, stress relieving blankets and thermal barriers.

Physical Properties of Armatex Firestar 35

The physical properties of Armatex Firestar 35 are shown in Table 4:

Table 4. Physical properties of Armatex Firestar 35

Coating Proprietary refractory mineral coating
Color Gold
Width, inches 60 (+/- 5%)
Thickness, inches, nominal 0.060
Weight, oz/sq yd, nominal 35
Temperature Rating
    Base Fabric
    Coated Fabric

1000° F • 538° C
1500° F • 815° C, 30 mins 1 side
2000° F • 1093° C, transient exposure
Standard Roll Size 25 LY x 95 lbs.

Overview of Armatex Firestar 40

ARMATEX® FIRESTAR 40 is a heavyweight fiberglass fabric treated with a proprietary refractory mineral coating that considerably improves the resistance to flame impingement, sparks, abrasion and corrosion and molten splash.

It also enhances considerably the fabric’s thermal properties. ARMATEX® FIRESTAR 40 is designed for use in welding protection and drop cloths, removable thermal insulation jackets, stress relieving blankets and thermal barriers.

Physical Properties of Armatex Firestar 40

The physical properties of Armatex Firestar 40 are shown in Table 5.

Table 5. Physical properties of Armatex Firestar 40

Coating Proprietary refractory mineral coating
Color Gold
Width, inches 60 (+/- 5%)
Thickness, inches, nominal 0.066
Weight, oz/sq yd, nominal 40
Temperature Rating
    Base Fabric
    Coated Fabric

1000° F • 538° C
1500° F • 815° C, 30 mins 1 side
2000° F • 1093° C, transient exposure
Standard Roll Size 25 LY x 110 lbs.

Overview of Armatex Firestar 70

ARMATEX® FIRESTAR 70 is a heavyweight fiberglass fabric treated with a proprietary refractory mineral coating that improves the resistance to burn-through, flame impingement, abrasion, sparks and molten splash and corrosion.

It also greatly enhances the thermal properties of the fabric. ARMATEX® FIRESTAR 70 is designed for use in welding protection and drop cloths, removable thermal insulation jackets, stress relieving blankets and thermal barriers.

Physical Properties of Armatex Firestar 70

The physical properties of Armatex Firestar 70 are shown in Table 6.

Table 6. Physical properties of Armatex Firestar 70

Coating Proprietary refractory mineral coating
Color Gold
Width, inches • meters 40 • 1.016 (+/- 5%)
Thickness, inches • mm, nominal 0.125 • 3.175
Weight, oz/sy • g/sm, nominal 70 • 2373
Temperature Rating
    Base Fabric
    Coated Fabric

1000° F • 538° C
1500° F • 815° C, 30 mins 1 side
2000° F • 1093° C, transient exposure
Standard Roll Size 25 LY x 122 lbs.
22.86 M x 55.33 kgs.

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