Fabric Reinforced Products: Durable, Flexible and Fire Resistant

fabric reinforced productsToday’s aerospace, heavy duty and industrial markets are constantly pushing the boundaries of performance in their products. Parker Hannifin’s Composite Sealing Systems Division is working directly with manufacturers to provide industry leading tensile strength, pliability, and fire resistance.

Parker is able to achieve these requirements by expanding their product offerings with fabric coated or infused rubber. Reinforcing an elastomer with fabric increases the durability and longevity of a part along with added flame and abrasion resistance.

Much like Gallagher, Parker Hannifin continues to expand their product offerings to help customers meet the demands of a constantly evolving world.


 Fabric Reinforced Products Features
· Designed to withstand direct flame at 2000°F for 15 minutes

· Work as great thermal insulators to help prevent structural damage

· Product flexibility allows for easy installation with minimal mating hardware re-work

· Compatible with Parker compounds

·  AMS and Mil approved elastomers

·  Increased abrasion resistance for product longevity

·  Friction reduction for improved durability

·  Increased tensile strength over homogenous elastomer products

·  Low strength degradation over time with extended UV exposure

Fabric  Reinforced Products Comparison Chart
Property Polyester Nylon Nomex® Glass
Electrical Insulation Properties ♦♦♦ ♦♦♦ ♦♦♦ ♦♦♦♦
Elongation Medium Medium Medium Very Low
Tensile Strength ♦♦ ♦♦♦♦ ♦♦♦♦ ♦♦♦
Resistance To:
Aging ♦♦ ♦♦ ♦♦ ♦♦♦♦
Comparative Cost Moderate Moderate High Low
Flammability ♦♦ ♦♦♦♦
Heat Degradation ♦♦♦♦ ♦♦♦ ♦♦♦♦ ♦♦♦♦
Ignition Temp 1040°F (560°C) 989°F (532°C) 1200°F (650°C) No Ignition
Melting Point 480°F (249°C) 480°F (249°C) 700°F (372°C) 600°F (300°C)
Moisture ♦♦♦♦ ♦♦♦ ♦♦♦ ♦♦♦♦
Organic Solvents ♦♦ ♦♦ ♦♦ ♦♦♦♦
Strong Acid ♦♦ N/R N/R N/R
Strong Alkali ♦♦ ♦♦ N/R
Weak Acid ♦♦
Weak Alkali ♦♦ ♦♦♦♦ ♦♦
Typical Elastomer for Aerospace and Military Applications

·    Silicone

·    Fire Resistant Silicone

·    Fluorosilicone

·    Nitrile

Typical Elastomers for Industrial Applications

·    Nitrile

·    Fluorocarbon

·    Neoprene

·    Ethylene Propylene

Not Recommended = N/R

Fair = ♦

Good = ♦♦

Very Good = ♦♦♦

Excellent = ♦♦♦♦