Mid-Mountain has designed a lightweight silicone coated fabric named ARMATEX® SilverStar (Figure 1) in response to the increasing demand for an visually pleasing fabric. The fabric has a reflective silver color to achieve better insulation performance.
It is supplied in finished weights of 10 oz/sy and 13 oz/sy, providing a lighter weight option to the conventional 17 oz/sy coated fabric employed in the fabrication of reusable/removable insulation blankets and pads. SilverStar exhibits improved thermal insulation properties despite its lightweight nature, offering the potential for significant energy savings.
The ARMATEX® SilverStar is produced from a fiberglass base fabric with a proprietary silicone coating and characteristic patterns. Its appearance is unique from other coated fabrics available on the market. The ARMATEX® SilverStar is an ideal solution for applications demanding aesthetics, and high abrasion resistance and temperature resistance properties.
Figure 1. ARMATEX® SilverStar coated fabric
It is possible to use the ARMATEX® SilverStar in a myriad of applications in various industries, thanks to its durability and unique appearance. The industries include machinery and large-scale equipment manufacturing, power generation, marine, metallurgy, automotive, and aerospace.
The ARMATEX® SilverStar can also be employed to weld blankets and curtains, protective shields, expansion joints, safety barriers, and safety curtains, and any other applications demanding a high-temperature barrier.
Benefits of ARMATEX® SilverStar
The following are the key benefits of ARMATEX® SilverStar:
- UV resistant
- Offers a vapor barrier
- Flexes without cracking
- Increased thermal properties
- Ease of use in fabrication
- Energy conservation
- Greater flexibility for insulation jacketing applications
ARMATEX® Silverstar 10 Silicone Coated Fiberglass
The ARMATEX® Silverstar 10 Silicone Coated Fiberglass is composed of a strong, flexible woven fiberglass fabric that is impregnated on both sides with premium silicone rubber to a finished weight of 10 oz/sy.
It has superior thermal properties and is produced to exceed industry standards for the fabrication of composite components and thermal insulation blankets related to the industrial insulation systems.
The average physical properties of the Armatex® Silverstar Silicone Coated Fiberglass are listed below:
||Proprietary Premium Silicone Rubber
||12 Harness Satin
||17 x 15
|Thickness, inches • mm, nominal
||0.008 • 0.20
1000°F • 538°C
450°F • 232°C, transient exposure to 600°F • 315°C
|Weight, oz/sy, nominal
||38 (+/- 3%)
|Standard Roll Size
This silver colored fabric is a unique fabric produced with proprietary technology, which integrates highly reflective aluminum nanoparticles infused into the fabric that is applied with a corrosion and fray resistant clear silicone coating over it.
SilverStar provides outstanding shielding effectiveness for a myriad of applications with no risk of allergic reactions that could be caused by fiberglass or aluminum. It is possible to use SilverStar in various configurations to give protection against weather, heat, and chemicals, and also to eliminate UV degradation. The fabric can be utilized in indoor and outdoor applications. SilverStar is a halogen-free and RoHS-compliant material.
This information has been sourced, reviewed and adapted from materials provided by Mid-Mountain Materials, Inc.
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