Fabric Properties Information

Seal Master® Inflatable Seals utilize a variety of reinforcing fabrics. Each one is carefully selected to meet the performance and environmental requirements of your application. The following characteristics are based on fabrics that have been specifically woven for Seal Master inflatable seals. 

NYLON: the most common reinforcing fabrics. Nylon combines durability and flexibility and is a good economical choice for most applications. It has high resistance to wear, heat, and chemicals. Temperature is limited to 275°F.

DACRON(Polyester): Dacron is a condensation polymer obtained from ethylene glycol and terephthalic acid. Its properties include high tensile strength, high resistance to stretching, both wet and dry, and good resistance to degradation by chemical bleaches and to abrasion.

NOMEX®: Nomex is the brand name of a flame retardant meta-aramid material marketed and first discovered by DuPont in the 1970s. It is sold in both fiber and sheet forms and is used as a fabric wherever resistance from heat and flame is required. Both the firefighting and vehicle racing industries use NOMEX® to create clothing and equipment that can stand up to intense heat. It is the meta variant of the para-aramid Kevlar. Temperature resistance up to 450°F. Higher strength than nylon or Dacron with good flexibility.

KEVLAR®: Kevlar is the brand name for material made out of synthetic fiber of poly-paraphenylene terephthalamide which is constructed of para-aramid fibers that the company claims is five times stronger than the same weight of steel, while being lightweight, flexible and comfortable. It is also very heat resistant and decomposes above 400°C without melting. The same high temperature resistance as Nomex® with approximately three times the strength.