High-performance thermal seals are characterized as flexible materials with exceptional mechanical resistance to the corrosive elements inherent in high-temperature applications. This requires fabricated materials with a good balance of malleability and mechanical toughness to provide the requisite formability for sealing mating surfaces and voids in thermal components. Direct resistance to smoke corrosion, flame impingement, and mechanical abrasion are just a few of the required capabilities for high-temperature thermal seals.
This blog post will explore the range of fabricated thermal seals for high-temperature applications available from Mid-Mountain Materials, Inc.
ARMATEX®Q Thermal Seals
ARMATEX® Q is a proprietary range of coated fabrics and textiles designed for high thermal sealing applications. These are engineered using a range of substrate materials and a refractory Q-Mix coating solution that permeates the material and provides enhanced thermal, chemical, and abrasion resistance with low reduction of the material flexibility. This heavyweight thermal sealing solution is suitable for the most demanding heat treatment applications, including emission control, expansion joint, and rotary kiln sealants.
THERMOPAK® Thermal Seals
By fabricating our ARMATEX® Coated Fabrics and our HYTEX® Textiles together, we can create an enormous range of bespoke high-temperature thermal seals in our line of THERMOPAK® Products. Base materials for our THERMOPAK® fabricated components include coated fiberglass materials, silica, and Inconel mesh, among many others. These provide broad thermal resistances for temperatures of up to 2760°C (5000°F) for application as furnace and oven door seals, reusable/removable insulation blankets and pads, and welding protection.
This product range is routinely used to manufacture high-temperature die-cut gaskets and tadpole gaskets for ultimate flexibility in thermal sealing. We have supplied these components for numerous industrial facilities, including sectors as severe as non-ferrous metal handling.
Thermal Sealing with Mid-Mountain Materials, Inc.
Mid-Mountain is an expert in the manufacture of thermal insulation components for the most demanding applications. Our sealing fabrics are available in a range of configurations to suit your specific requirements.
We also provide a distinct range of engineered thermal seals for extreme heat treatment processes. Our THERMOSEAL® Refractory Moldings and Coatings are manufactured using bulk refractory fibers with exceptional insulator properties to resist thermal shock and expansion. This product is suitable for adhesion of furnace components, void filling, and refractory linings.