Otterlayer’s heat resistant foundry cape sleeves model SL5-ATX is a versatile and convenient solution for high heat protection needs. This allows you to configure a garment to your own needs, replacing areas that wear out at different rates at different times, saving you money in the end. Additionally, you can use different materials for sleeves, opting for a more flexible material, and choosing a thicker and more rugged material for the bib that attaches at bottom of this cape sleeve.
Features of Otterlayer foundry and aluminized cape sleeves:
- Covers arms and shoulders as well as upper chest
- Bib to cover stomach is sold separately - it can be attached using snaps on cape sleeves
Aluminized Trutex™ is a non-woven fabric with a para-aramid batting, OPF batting, and meta-aramid scrim which is coated with aluminum on one side. It is constructed using the time tested technique of adhering pure aluminum to both sides of a thin polyester film and adding it to a flame resistant textile substrate.
The base fabric is essentially a carbon para aramid blend which makes it very strong and tear-resistant. It has the characteristic pea green and black speckled appearance, yet has a soft, fleece-like texture.
Aluminized Trutex™ is a great choice for molten metal splash and radiant heat protection. It is relatively light and flexible, and garments made from it will be more comfortable to wear.
Protective properties of aluminized Trutex™ clothing material:
- Lightweight, soft and flexible
- Protects against both molten iron and aluminum splash
- Very good thermal protection - withstands up to 400-600°F contact heat
- Excellent radiant reflectivity
- Radiant heat resistance - up to 2000°F
Fabric composition and characteristics:
- Non-woven, para-aramid and OPF batting, meta-aramid scrim with aluminized layer
- Fabric Weight: 10 oz. / sq. yd.
|Max contact heat||High (500F to 800F)||High (500F to 800F)||High (500F to 800F)||High (500F to 800F)||High (500F to 800F)||High (500F to 800F)||High (500F to 800F)||High (500F to 800F)|
|Abrasion and tear resistance||Medium||Medium||Medium||Medium||Medium||Medium||Medium||Medium|
|Radiant heat protection||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Molten aluminum splash||Resistant||Resistant||Resistant||Resistant||Resistant||Resistant||Resistant||Resistant|
|Molten iron splash||Resistant||Resistant||Resistant||Resistant||Resistant||Resistant||Resistant||Resistant|