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Newtex is a distributor of 3M Nextel Ceramic Insulation Fabrics

3M Nextel™ Continuous Ceramic Oxide Fibers 312, 440, 550, 610 and 720 represent a major advancement in refractory fiber technology. This family of metal oxide fibers can be readily converted into ceramic textile products which meet demanding performance requirements in high temperature operating environments. Nextel™ Ceramic Textiles are typically used for insulation in aerospace, outer space, and industrial applications.

Because the filaments are continuous and strong, Nextel™ Ceramic Textiles can be produced without the aid of other fibers or wire inserts. Rovings, yarns, fabrics, tapes, sleevings and sewing threads are typical products.

Woven ceramic fabrics and woven industrial fabrics from 3M™ allow engineers and designers with high temperature applications to create new, imaginative solutions for previously impossible problems.

3M Nextel™ Woven Ceramic Fabrics are designed to meet the toughest thermal, mechanical and electrical performance requirements. Nextel™ Woven Ceramic Fabrics outperform the useful limits of other high temperature textiles such as aramids, carbon, glass or quartz. Nextel™ woven ceramic fabrics are engineered to perform at continuous temperatures of 2000°F / 1093°C or higher depending on application and composition. When used in industrial furnaces, Nextel™ Woven Ceramic Fabrics can serve as thermal barriers to separate different temperature zones or the fabrics can serve to prevent particulate shedding.

Newtex is an authorized distributor of 3M Nextel™ ceramic fabrics, ceramic tapes, and ceramic sleeving.

Common Applications

  • Heat Shields
  • Curtains
  • Insulation Blankets


  • Low elongation at operating temperatures
  • Low shrinkage at operating temperatures
  • Good chemical resistance
  • Low thermal conductivity
  • Thermal shock resistance
  • Low porosity
  • Unique electrical properties