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Filter Bag Fiber Characteristics

Basic fiber Characteristics

Fiber
Max Cont. opre.
temp.(°F)
Acid
Resistance
Alkali
Resistance
Flex
Resistance
Support
Combustion
Special
Properties
Acrylic
Co-polymer
248°
Good
Fair
Good
Yes
Perform well in moist heat
Cotton
180°
Poor
Excellent
Good
Yes
Low cost can be treated with a
flame retardant agent
Polyester
275°
Good
Fair
Good
Yes
degradation may occur in hot
humid conditions
Acrylic
Home-polymer
284°
Good
Fair
Good
Yes
An acrylic, but for higher
temperature application
Fiberglass
550°
Fair
Poor
Poor
No
Finishes limit maximum
temperature range
Nylon
200°
Poor
Excellent
Excellent
Yes
Excellent tensile strength and
flex life
Polyproplene
200°
Excellent
Excellent
Excellent
Yes
Excellent cake release
Nomex*
400°
Fair
Excellent
Good
No
High temperature Aramid
Teflon*
450°
Excellent
Excellent
Fair
No
Expensive-excellent chemical
resistance
P-84**
500°
Good
Poor
Excellent
No
Non-flammable and thermostable
organic fiber
Ryton***
375°
Excellent
Excellent
Good
Yes
Ability to perform at high
temperature

*Dupont   **Lenzing AG Trademark   ***Philips Trademark

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