the ability of a fabric to withstand surface wear due to friction with other materials
Ability of a fabric to withstand surface wear from friction and other forces.
the ability of a textile to resist the damaging effect of acids (acids have a PH less than 7)
the ability of a fabric to withstand the action of an alkali substance (alkali are substances having a PH greater than 7)
a process where aluminum billet is forced through a die using heat and pressure to achieve a particular shape
Aromatic polyamides (APs), aramids, are high-performance fibers with high thermal and chemical stabilities and mechanical resistance levels. There are two types, para-aramid and meta-aramid, commonly known as Kevlar® and Nomex®, respectively.
American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM): an internationally recognized body that develops and delivers voluntary consensus standards designed to improve product quality, make products safer, improve international standardization and therefore facilitate trade
any previously developed land that is not currently in use. The term is also used to describe land previously used for industrial or commercial purposes with known or suspected pollution including soil contamination due to hazardous waste
the compacted solid or semisolid remaining after the pressure filtration dewatering process.
a fabric treatment process in which the material is passed between two calender rollers at high temperatures and pressures to smooth, coat or thin a fabric.
the ability of a material to withstand exposure to a chemical substance without being degraded by that substance and without that substance permeating the material.
a unit of measure for the linear mass density of fibers, is the mass in grams per 9000 metres of the fiber
the protective layer that builds over time that allows less particles to pass through the fabric.
a dirt or gravel ridge, excavated channel or a combination of both designed to direct runoff away from or around specific areas.
a designation for an agricultural area which needs special protection because of its landscape, wildlife or historical value.
a microporous membran with very desirable characteristics for filtration, including a high strength-to-weight ratio, biocompatibility, high thermal resistance and many others
refers to the physical and mechanical properties of the fabric, including but not limited to, fabric weight, density, tensile strength, burst strength, permeability, elongation, and shrinkage. Understanding the critical fabric properties and aligning them with the application is key to optimizing the performance and lifespan of filter media.
the part of a filtering system that separates unwanted particles from the substance being filtered
Refers to processes that convert fabrics into a usable material or processes performed to improve the look, performance, or feel of the final product.
a granular material is converted from a static solid-like state to a dynamic fluid-like state by passing a fluid (gas or liquid) up through the granular material
synthetic fabrics are coated with flame retardant solution.
a process using heat to increase the strength of glass
a smooth, stiff surface finish on fabrics achieved by passing it through smooth, hot rollers that generate friction.
land (such as a potential industrial site) not previously developed or polluted
Exposure of fabric to a high temperature and then cooled to increase shape retention and stability. Manufactures use this to pre-shrink a fabric to enhance performance.
A chemical reaction to moisture and heat, weakens the air filter media’s fibers causing filter bag blinding. The weakened fibers make the bag susceptible to abrasion and premature failure of the air filter media.
Products that remove impurities for the purpose of improving air quality
a fiber that is less than one denier.
Traps and holds a thin layer of water on its surface, rather than a continuous needle punched oilmat. This process slows down the penetration of oil through the coagulation layer allowing for adequate solidification time while maintaining the free draining ability of the system – found in Albarrie’s EsterWeb™ Oil Containment System,
The process of producing a nonwoven felt in a loom using barbed needles that entangle loose fibers together to create a fabric.
A fabric made from staple fibre, bonded together by chemical, mechanical, heat or solvent treatment. For example, fabrics, such as felt, which are neither woven nor knitted.
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the allowable temperature range of the ambient environment that a fabric can withstand before decomposing
a measurement of how well a fabric allows the passage of air through it.
"Special Absorbent Material" absorbs and locks in oil but remains porous, allowing water to pass through.
a woven scrim increases the structural strength of a needlefelt while maintaining the permeability
the process of producing an even surface by burning off projecting fibres
Smart fabrics provide an added benefits beyond the standard value of the fabric. They respond and adapt to their environment.
a substation transfer changes the voltage levels between high transmission voltages and lower distribution voltages, or at the interconnection of two different transmission voltages.
fabrics created for a specific purpose; designed for function not aesthetics
textiles created for a specific purpose; designed for function not aesthetics
the measure of force a fabric can withstand or stretch before it breaks,
Textile fibers: natural or synthetic structures that form fabric thru processes such as spinning, weaving, kitting, bonding, needling
ensures that any leaks from the primary containment (i.e., a transformer) will not escape into the environment before cleanup can occur
using heat and pressure to bond fabrics –