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Advanced Aluminized Fabrics for Industrial Safety and Heat Shielding
Z-Flex® Multilayer Aluminized fabrics are specifically designed for industrial safety apparel, proximity suits, and heat shield products 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. Due to our proprietary 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 fire suits and eliminating concerns about de-lamination.
These heat shielding aluminum 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 surface 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.
Testing & Certifications:
- Radiant Heat Testing: ISO 6942, EN 366, ASTM F1939
- Convective Heat Testing: ISO 9151, EN 367
- Limited Flame Spread Testing: ISO 15052, EN 532
- Molten Metal Testing: ISO 9185, EN 348, ASTM F955
- Abrasion & Tear Resistance Testing: ISO 13937, EN 388
Z-Flex Silver is an NFPA 1971:2013 certified aluminized shell, specifically engineered to provide superior protection to ARFF personnel and specialized firefighters.
Z-Flex Air is a breathable aluminized fabric that provides the same high temperature protection as standard Z-Flex.
Z-Flex aluminized fiberglass fabrics are designed for superior insulation and radiant heat protection.
Aluminized fabrics with an aramid base for strength and abrasion resistance
Aluminized Rayon and Oxidized Pan deliver radiant heat protection, burn protection, and comfort. Commonly used in PPE.
Z-Flex Aluminum Foil fabrics are a low cost option for static heat shielding applications.