Aratuff™is a dipped meta-aramid woven fabric used in the laundry industry. Woven fabrics made from meta-aramid fibers have high temperature resistance, and very strong. Aratuff™ is a dipped for added strength and abrasion resistance. The fabric is also brushed for a rough finish to grip laundry and linens. Primarily used in flatwork iron ers, Aratuff™ is available in 80″ and 130″ widths. Aramid belt
Aramids are very strong, flame-resistant fibers. They are synthetic. According to Wikipedia, “They are used in aerospace and military applications, for ballistic-rated body armor fabric and ballistic composites, in bicycle tires, marine cordage, marine hull reinforcement, and as an asbestos substitute. The name is a portmanteau of “aromatic polyamide”. The chain molecules in the fibers are highly oriented along the fiber axis. As a result, a higher proportion of the chemical bond contributes more to fiber strength than in many other synthetic fibers. Aramides have a very high melting point (>500 °C).”
According to a market report, “Safety & Protection constitutes the largest end-use application for aramid fibers accounting for a share of over 30.7%, translated into 29.7 thousand metric tons in 2018. Further, the consumption of aramid fibers in Safety & Protection applications is projected to record a CAGR of 7% during 2019-2025, reaching 47.6 thousand metric tons by 2025.”
Aramid fabric has plenty of uses, including: flame-resistant clothing; body armor, asbestos replacement, hot air filtration fabrics, heat-protective clothing and helmets, composite materials, mechanical rubber goods reinforcement, tires, wicks for fire dancing, sail cloth, fishing reel drag systems, snowboards, ropes and cables, optical fiber cable systems, drumheads, wind instrument reeds, sporting goods, boat hull material, loudspeaker diaphragms, jet engine enclosures, fiber-reinforced concrete, hockey sticks, reinforced thermoplastic pipes, tennis strings, Prusiks for rock climbers, and asphalt reinforcement.
These fabrics are like Aramid fabrics but a little different. Still wanted for their flame resistant qualities, meta-Aramid fabrics like Aratuff and Nomex see wide commercial use. Like Kevlar, Nomex was developed by the Dupont company.
Thes fabrics are created through a process called wet spinning. This creates a molecular chain along the fabric axis. It’s crystalline and STRONG.
There are few fabrics as strong as Aratuff™.
For dangerous professions such as fire fighting, search and rescue, and other risky work, Aratuff™ protects. Industries such as the military, oil and gas, automotives, aerospace, law enforcement, and more benefit from the use of Aratuff™.
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