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Fire, Smoke & Weather Resistance

Z-Block fabrics are high temperature polymer coated materials treated with a proprietary formulation of fire retardants. Z-Block offers exceptional resistance to fire, smoke, and adverse weather and can withstand temperatures up to 1800°F (980°C). The Z-Block coating is available on a range of base fabrics, including texturized fiberglass, filament fiberglass, and wire reinforced fiberglass. Both the coating and base fabrics are formulated with inorganic materials and will not produce hazardous outgassing.

Z-Block fabrics are available with a silicone overcoat (SOC). The coating creates a smoother finish that protects the fabric from abrasion, improves water tightness, and increases weather and UV resistance.

Newtex also manufactures a small selection of wire reinforced Z-Block fabrics. Each yarn used to weave the base fabric is reinforced with two stainless steel wires to create a stronger fabric with superior abrasion and puncture resistance. Wire reinforced Z-Block is ideal for fabricating turbine blankets and other jacketing that will be subject to vibration, abrasion, or repetitive movement.

Z-Block Fire & Smoke has been tested to the following standards:

  • ASTM D6413: Vertical Flame Resistance
  • ASTM E-84: Surface Flame Spread & Smoke Density
  • ASTM F955: Molten metal splash
  • FAR 25, Appendix F, Part III & IV: Flame Penetration Resistance & Smoke Density
  • BSS 7239: Toxicity of Products Combustion

Common Applications

  • Static and automatic fire and smoke curtains
  • Fire containment covers (FCC's) for cargo
  • Fire containment bags for personal electronic devices (PED's)
  • Fire shields for roofs and buildings
  • Fire shields for heavy equipment
  • Custom multilayer pads and blankets

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Z-Block F-407 60” SOC

  • Item: 1100309
  • Weight: 15.00 oz/sq yd509 g/sq m
  • Thickness: 15 mils0.38 mm
  • Length: 50.00 yards45.72 m
  • Style: F-407
  • Width: 60.00 in152.00 cm
  • Operating Temp: 1800 °F980 °C
  • Ends X Picks: 48 x 32
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Z-Block F-407 60” FS

  • Item: 1100268
  • Weight: 14.00 oz/sq yd475 g/sq m
  • Thickness: 15 mils0.38 mm
  • Length: 50.00 yards45.72 m
  • Style: F-407
  • Width: 60.00 in152.00 cm
  • Operating Temp: 1800 °F980 °C
  • Ends X Picks: 48 x 32
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Z-Block A-820 60” FS, Wire

  • Item: 1100311
  • Weight: 36.50 oz/sq yd1238 g/sq m
  • Thickness: 65 mils1.65 mm
  • Length: 50.00 yards45.72 m
  • Style: A-820
  • Width: 60.00 in152.00 cm
  • Operating Temp: 1800 °F980 °C
  • Ends X Picks: 19 x 14
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Z-Block F-824 52” FS

  • Item: 1100204
  • Weight: 29.00 oz/sq yd983 g/sq m
  • Thickness: 38 mils0.97 mm
  • Length: 50.00 yards45.72 m
  • Style: F-824
  • Width: 52.00 in132.00 cm
  • Operating Temp: 1800 °F980 °C
  • Ends X Picks: 44 x 35
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Z-Block A-2200 60”, 1S

  • Item: 1100303
  • Weight: 62.00 oz/sq yd2102 g/sq m
  • Thickness: 125 mils3.17 mm
  • Length: 50.00 yards45.72 m
  • Style: A-2200
  • Width: 60.00 in152.00 cm
  • Operating Temp: 1800 °F980 °C
  • Ends X Picks: 10 x 7