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Z-Flex® Multilayer Aluminized Fabrics are specifically designed for industrial safety apparel, proximity suits, and heat shields used in high temperature environments like metal casting, glass forming, and industrial firefighting operations. These flame resistant aluminized fabrics protect from high temperatures, radiant energy, flames, sparks, and molten metal splash.
Z-Flex® Aluminized Fabrics are available in a variety of styles including aluminized fiberglass, aluminized aramid (commonly known by the brand name Kevlar®), and aluminized rayon. Because of our proprietary aluminized film and aluminization process, these high temperature aluminized fabrics offer outstanding reflectivity, durability, and flex-bond. Unlike competitive aluminized fabrics, we use an inherently fire retardant adhesive in our aluminization process. This fire retardant adhesive withstands high temperatures longer than competitive fabrics, leading to more durable and protective proximity suits and eliminating concerns about de-lamination.
These heat shielding aluminized fabrics reflect up to 95% of radiant energy and protect from high temperatures and radiant heat up to 3000°F / 1650°C, however, the aluminized film is not intended for direct contact with temperatures above 350°F / 175°C.
Z-Flex® Multilayer Aluminized Fabrics have been independently tested against the most demanding US & EN standards and have proven to consistently deliver superior heat shielding performance against competitive offerings.
- Radiant Heat Testing: ISO 6942, EN 366, ASTM F1939
- Convective Heat Testing: ISO 9151, EN 367
- Limited Flame Spread Testing: ISO 15025, EN 532
- Molten Metal Testing: ISO 9185, EN 348, ASTM F955
- Abrasion & Tear Resistance Testing: ISO 13937, EN 388
These NFPA 1971 certified fabrics are specifically engineered for ARFF personnel and specialized firefighters.
These breathable aluminized fabrics provide the same radiant heat protection as the original Z-Flex.
Aluminized fiberglass fabrics are designed for superior insulation and radiant heat protection.
Aluminized aramid fabrics deliver strength, abrasion resistance, and radiant heat protection
Aluminized rayon fabrics deliver radiant heat protection, burn protection, and flexibility.
Foil fabrics are a low-cost option for static heat shielding applications.