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Industrial Fabrics

industrial fabricsBGF Industries has been manufacturing industrial fabrics since1941. Our industrial fabrics business has grown at a steady pace over the years and we have become one of the world's leading producers of industrial fabric. Industrial fabric is a strong and durable woven textile generally used for non-apparel applications. Our industrial fabrics are made from high performance man-made fibers such as fiberglass, carbon, and aramid fibers.

Industrial Fabric Configurations

industrial fabricsIndustrial fabrics made of fiberglass yarns are utilized in applications where high heat is present and high strength and dimensional stability are important. Industrial fabric is woven in various constructions and thicknesses from industrial strength yarns in five basic weave patterns: plain, leno, satin, and basket. Industrial fabric is available in widths from ½” for narrow tape styles to 72” for broad woven fiberglass fabric. Industrial fabric is sold in rolls ranging in length from 50 yards to 3,000 yards. Prices for industrial fabric are calculated per linear yard according to width and quantity purchased.

Industrial Fabric Finishes

BGF's industrial fabric is available with a special finish applied or untreated. The finishing process adds value to the final product as well as performs a necessary function for further processing. A variety of finishes are available depending on the customer's resin system and processing requirements. BGF's finishes for fiberglass fabric are developed by our experienced team of research & development chemists and are proprietary in nature. These finishes provide multiple benefits, some of which are listed below:

  • Chemical resistant
  • Acid resistant
  • Alkali resistant
  • Compatibility with epoxy, phenolic, and polyimide resin systems
  • Water repellent
  • Weaveset for added stiffness
  • Heat cleaned and scoured for removal of binders
  • Flame retardant
  • “Painted look” for ceiling tiles
  • Colors
  • Teflon®B for filtration fabric

Industrial Fabrics For Everyday Products

Industrial fabrics are found in many products we usindustrial fabricse every day, but we seldom realize they are present. Industrial fabrics generally lie hidden beneath composite materials or other layers or so that they are not visible to the eye, yet provide the support system that adds strength and stability to the product while not substantially increasing the weight. Peak beneath a carpet tile, cut inside a computer circuit board, or look at a bullet-proof vest and you will see an example of an industrial fabric. When weight, strength, temperature, and durability are critical considerations, engineers turn to solutions from BGF's industrial fabrics.

Industrial Fabrics by Industry

Industrial fabrics are utilized in many industries for a wide range of applications such as:

  • Insulation – our industrial fabrics for insulation applications are utilized in removable flange and valve covers, navy board facing, pipe lagging, heat shields and expansion joints. These industrial fabrics are made from 100% fiberglass yarns and provide superior thermal and acoustical insulation.
  • Marine and recreational products – Our industrial fabric for marine and recreational products are utilized in surfboards, water craft, and snowmobiles. Industrial fabrics made of 100% fiberglass provide exceptional strength and durability when layered with a resin to form a hardened composite structure such as a surfboard or snowmobile.
  • Advanced composites – Industrial fabric for the Advanced Composites industry are made from three different fibers: fiberglass, carbon, and Kevlar®. Each fiber offers its own unique advantages when engineered into a woven industrial fabric, thus allowing the highest performance possible from the end product. Some of the applications for industrial fabrics in advanced composites include: aircraft interiors, primary and secondary structures, ducting, windmill blades, helicopter rotor blades, radomes, and brake linings. Most of the industrial fabrics in our advanced composites line meet or exceed the stringent requirements of the advanced composites industry as well as US military specifications.
  • Electronics – BGF's industrial fabrics are used in printed circuit boards and multi-layer circuit boards for their superior thermal conductivity properties. Fiberglass industrial fabric is an excellent insulator for electronic circuit boards giving strength to the laminate and resistance to heat and moisture. Along with its high dielectric strength and low dielectric constant, fiberglass industrial fabrics for electronics are extremely useful and necessary.
  • Filtration – BGF's industrial fabrics are increasingly utilized in the filtration industry. As government environmental regulations become more and more restrictive, the efficiency of particulate collection becomes an even more important consideration for utilities, asphalt and carbon black producers and refineries. Our industrial fabrics are the mechanism for meeting these regulations. Industrial fabrics for filtration are the optimum solution for environments with operating temperatures between 300º and 550º F. The high temperature and chemical resistance properties of our industrial fabrics make it the best solution for the rigorous demands of the filtration industry. To promote a clean and safe environment, the filtration industry relies on the expertise and know-how manufactured into BGF's industrial fabrics.
  • Commercial & Construction – Industrial fabrics are utilized in many specialty applications in the Construction and Commercial industries. Industrial fabrics are used to reinforce concrete, support composite bridge structures and in roofing scrims. Our industrial fabrics are also used for acoustical facing for ceiling tile, film reinforcement for movie screens, window shades & vertical blinds, backing for carpet tiles, and smoke & fire curtains. BGF's industrial fabrics provide excellent fire resistance and therefore meet the stringent fire codes for commercial buildings. When the construction project specifies industrial fabrics for strength, durability, and fire resistance, BGF's industrial fabrics are the perfect solution.
  • Protective – BGF's industrial fabrics for protection are utilized to a great degree by the US Military. Our 100% Kevlar® industrial fabrics and high strength “S Glass” industrial fabrics are made into soft armor, such as bullet-proof vests, blast resistant baggage containers, and rigid armor such as armored humvees, helmets, jeeps, and decking for aircraft carriers. When the US Military has a requirement for industrial fabric for the protection of our military, they call out BGF's industrial fabrics.

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