Silicone coated fiberglass is fiberglass base fabric which is one side or both sides impregnated with specially bonded silicone rubber, this silicone coating provides stronger strength, better abrasion resistance to basic fiberglass cloth. Silicone coated fiberglass withstand max temperature to 500°F, suitable for applications where a surface grip with excellent release is required. The fabric is also fire resistant, ozone resistant, oxygen aging resistant, climate aging resistant and oil resistant, is designed especially for high-temperature removable jackets, valve covers.
Main applications of silicone-coated fiberglass include making into welding blanket and curtains, as the outer layer of expansion joints and removable insulation jackets, as a heat shield, making into fire blankets and splash curtains.
Silicone coated fiberglass are divided into silicone coated mesh fabric, liquid silicone coated fabrics and Calendering silicone rubber sheet:
Silicone coated mesh fabric is made of fiberglass mesh cloth impregnated with heavy duty liquid silicone rubber, coated fabric is flexible and soft. Normal mesh size include 1mm x 1mm and 4mm x 4mm, the 1mm x 1mm silicone coated mesh is typically used to make into perforated silicone baking mat. 4mm x 4mm silicone coated fiberglass mesh is normally used in food factory for batch baking or roasting.
Liquid silicone coated fabrics is coated with liquid silicone on one side or two sides. Surface can be glossy or matt according to customer’s requests, the glossy one is with smooth surface and better anti-slip property, the matt one is with little texture and dust-free surface, more suitable as curtains. The silicone coated fabric in silver color is typically used in heat insulation industry to make insulation blankets and jackets
Calendering silicone rubber sheet is made by silicone rubber calendering process for fiberglass fabric, surface is smooth and thickness of this fabric is normally above 1mm, this fabric is mainly used to make into silicone conveyor belts for heat tunnels.
Silicone coated mesh fabric help to save time, the fabric wash easily, non stick for food, rinse off fast and scrub up well. The fabric is coated with food grade silicone which is PFOA free and FDA approved, can touch food directly safely.
Silicone coated mesh fabric in mesh size of 1mm x 1mm, this fabric has small holes, normally make into perforated silicone baking mat. Common colors of this material are light brown and black, we will cut the fabric into the desired size, then dip edge treatment, we also provide OEM service, any size an way of packing can be customized, logo can also be printed on the mat
Silicone coated mesh fabric in mesh size of 4mm x 4mm is widely used for food processing or dehydrating to replace traditional polyurethane mesh because silicone mesh can resist higher temperatures and provides a longer lifetime.
Liquid silicone coated fabrics in red and white color are typically used as curtains for shrink tunnels and as release liner for baking. Thickness includes 0.25mm and 0.40mm. Surface of silicone-coated fabrics can be glossy or matte, the glossy one is suitable as a nonstick baking liner because the surface is smooth and more anti-slip, it will not leave markings on the baking material and in the meantime provide release property. The matte one is suitable as a curtain for shrink tunnels because its surface is with a light texture and more dust-free.
Liquid silicone coated fabrics in silver color are specially designed for high temperature insulation, standard weight include 17oz and 17.5oz, the material is heat resistant, flame retardant, wear-resistant, chemically inert and easy sewn, have successfully been used in insulation jacket applications.
Liquid silicone coated fabrics in other colors like blue, orange, black are used as flameproof fabric on some constructional engineering, the colors are good to identify material of frames that they are going to wrap. The logo can also be printed on the fabric if needed.
Silicone coated fabrics can also be die-cut into shapes like gasket, strip, washer, insulator and many other designs for custom applications.
Applications of Calendering silicone rubber sheet are in diaphragms and gaskets, the sheet is used as flange gaskets where compression load is so heavy that non fabric reinforced silicone would squeeze or extrude out of place. Typical devices include meter, control device, welding curtain, regulator, pump, and diaphragm.
Silicone rubber sheet is also used for fitting engine baffles, the material is easy to cut, can be slit by hand with a straight edge and knife for small quantity, or you can cut by machine for big quantity, it can be easily assembled with mechanical fastener after making into shields and covers, easy to punch for installation of grommet.