ZetexPlus® Fibre

ZetexPlus Fibre

Final Advanced Materials offers a complete range of Zetexplus® products: tapes and fabrics.

What are ZetexPlus® Fibres?

Our partner Newtex offers a wide range of fire resistant and temperature resistant products since 1978. The Zetex® and ZetexPlus® ranges present a great variety of heat resistant textiles which can withstand temperatures up to 1,095 °C. Due to their characteristics and performances, these products are ideal for fire protection. 

ZetexPlus® products are insulation and protection textiles against high temperatures. They can be used as gaskets, welding blankets and equipment protection, lagging, welding stress relief, removable insulation pads… ZetexPlus® fabrics are woven from continuous filament fiberglass yarns that have been treated by Newtex's proprietary texturization process. Their thermal conductivity is 0.05 W.m-1.K-1: they withstand heat but also cold, down to – 73 °C. ZetexPlus® products have a good dielectric resistance and interesting mechanical properties which can be improved with specific coatings. The fibre is chemically inert and resists well to chemicals and abrasion.

Manufacturing of ZetexPlus® Fibres?

The first steps of the manufacture of ZetexPlus® fibre are similar to the one of standard E-glass fibres. Once a thread is produced, it is cut open by a compressed air nozzle to amplify its volume. The texturization process is key because it gives the high temperature fabrics superior insulation capabilities. While the process stops here for Zetex® fibres, ZetexPlus® fibres undergo an additional treatment with vermiculite coating to enhance their resistance to high temperature. The texturized thread can then be woven, braided or twisted to produce fabrics, tapes and ropes.

General Characteristics of ZetexPlus® Fibres

Mechanical Properties

For an equal diameter, Zetex® fibre is twice as strong as a steel wire. The mechanical quality of the Zetex® fabric offers all kinds of thermal protection. ZetexPlus® outdoes Zetex® by 40 %.

Property

Unit

Zetex® Thread

ZetexPlus® Thread

Tensile Strength

MPa

3,400

4,760

Water Retention

%

0

0

Electric Properties

ZetexPlus® fibre has exceptional dielectric resistance and a low dielectric constant.

Chemical Resistance

ZetexPlus® fibres have excellent resistance to acids, bases and solvents, and mould is no problem either. 

Thermal Properties

ZetexPlus® fibre products have remarkable thermal properties and withstand temperatures as cold as – 73 °C and as hot as 1,095 °C. Its insulation power is 1.5 time higher than absestos.

Property

Unit

Zetex® Thread

ZetexPlus® Thread

Max Operating Temperature

°C

540

815

Peak Temperature

°C

700

1,095

Thermal Conductuctivity at 100 °C

W.m-1.K-1

0.74

0.048

Benefits of ZetexPlus® Fibres

  • Excellent thermal resistance to hot and cold (from – 73 to 550 °C continuously)
  • Low thermal conductivity
  • Excellent dielectric strength
  • Very good resistance to acids (except phosphoric and hydrofluoric), bases and solvents
  • Rot-resistant
  • Twice the mechanical properties of steel
  • Excellent resistance to abrasion

Comparatif

Property

Unit

Zetex® 

ZetexPlus® E-Glass

Tensile Strength

MPa

3,400

4,760

3,450

Peak Temperature

 °C

700

1,095

700

Linear Thermal Expansion Coefficient

x10-6.K-1

5.3

5.3

5

Thermal Conductivity at 150 °C 

W.m-1.K-1

0.049

0.048

0.05

Applications of ZetexPlus® Fibres

  • Thermal and electric insulation
  • Expansion joint
  • Reinforcement of elastomers
  • Protection of hydraulic and/or electrical circuits
  • Sealing gasket

Product Range of ZetexPlus®

ZetexPlus® Fabrics

ZetexPlus® vermiculite coated fiberglass fabrics are woven from highly texturized continuous filament fiberglass yarn and treated with a proprietary vermiculite coating. These materials are inorganic and safe to use. The vermiculite coating boosts its resistance to high temperatures and abrasion. ZetexPlus® fabrics can withstand constant operating temperatures up to 815 °C and peak temperatures up to 1,095 °C.

Applications

  • Seal
  • Heat reflectors
  • Curtains
  • Blankets
  • Protective clothing

ZetexPlus® Twisted & Braided Ropes

ZetexPlus® twisted and braided ropes are only produced on request. A list of standard products is available in the data sheet “Zetex® Fibre”.

ZetexPlus® Tapes

The extreme resistance of Newtex tapes when facing fire and high temperatures makes them ideally suited for thermal insulation and industrial furnaces sealing. ZetexPlus® are Zetex® tapes strips with a vermiculite coating that can withstand up to 1,095 °C. These strips are available in three product ranges to offer a variety of dimensions but also different flexibilities to suit everyone's requirements.

  • Tapes P-1050 : the most flexible, 1.6 mm thickness.
  • Tapes P-2150 : 3.2 mm thickness.
  • Tapes P-3900 : 6.4 mm thickness.

ZetexPlus® tapes are available in 30 mm length with widths of 25 to 150 mm. Strips with bolt holes are also available.

Applications

  • Thermal insulation
  • Insulation of pipes and exhausts
  • Expansion seals
  • Airtight seals
  • Insulation

Physical variables included in this documentation are provided by way of indication only and do not, under any circumstances, constitute a contractual undertaking. Please contact our technical service if you require any additional information.

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