Textile composites for insulation jacketing applications

Profile of Textiles Coated International (TCI): World leader in PTFE – fiberglass – silicone composites

Textiles Coated International (TCI) has been a leading manufacturer of high-performance fluoropolymer films, laminates, and composites since 1985. TCI’s products are designed to work in the most demanding environments and are especially suited for harsh chemical and thermal conditions. TCI’s facilities have over 180,000 ft² (17,000 m²) of manufacturing space with customized coating, lamination, fabrication, film, mixing, maintenance, research and development, and laboratory departments. TCI is able to provide high quality products with short lead times and excellent customer support due to our production base of over 300 employees and an around-the-clock manufacturing schedule.

TCI’s proprietary material, all-PTFE CrossFilm™, provides textile solutions that are unaffected by chemical exposure. Due to PTFE’s established chemical resistance and non-stick properties, the 100% PTFE CrossFilm™ barrier materials are a unique solution for numerous industries which require non-porosity, flexibility, tear-resistance, and weldability. Benefits of all-PTFE CrossFilm™ materials include:

  • Unlimited shelf life
  • Chemical resistance
  • UV resistance
  • Dynamic temperature resistance
  • Weatherability
  • Ability to be heat sealed

A poineer in fluoropolymer capabilities, TCI’s materials protect industrial process equipment from fluctuating heat loss or gain while remaining immune to chemical attacks. TCI’s range of removable insulation jacketing materials are available for a variety of different price points and have an array of properties to best serve specific needs of different environments. TCI is also an innovator for insulation jacketing technologies, including the revolutionary CrossSeal™ heat-sealed insulation jacketing. TCI helps customers to discover the most cost-effective solution for thrir budget and environment.

Removable Insulation Jacketing

TCI has successfully developed the broadest portfolio of materials for insulation jacketing applications, whether you call them removable insulation covers, insulation blankets, insulation jacketing, or insulation pads. TCI offers 100% PTFE materials, PTFE/fiberglass composites, and silicone/fiberglass composites, all of which are designed to survive the industrial handling and thermal/chemical exposure in any particular application.

all-PTFE CrossFilm™ materials are fabricated into ducting, belting, insulation covers, and other specific components by either TCI or their customers. TCI also works with customers and end-users to develop and manufacture new material solutions to solve difficult problems. TCI provides solutions for applications where material failure is unacceptable. TCI’s materials are used in some of the most challenging environments around the world.

CrossFilm™ 100% PTFE Film

TCI’s CrossFilm™ is a 100% PTFE material that is guaranteed corrosion and contamination free, resists tearing, and has superior flexing capabilities compared to other PTFE products. CrossFilm™ can be heat-sealed and is unaffected by UV exposure or moisture.

Because this is an all-PTFE product with excellent mechanical capability and multi-directional strength, CrossFilm™ does not require any compromising reinforcement. Regardless of chemical exposure, CrossFilm™ remains corrosion free and non-flammable. CrossFilm™ has proven in laboratory and industrial settings its ability to retain all its physical properties regardless of chemical environment.

TCI’s proprietary CrossFilm™ process uses a cross-pattern typically created from 3 mil or 4 mil film plies to produce a material with exceptional 360° tear strength and durability. Because CrossFilm™ consists solely of PTFE resins, the product is considered chemically inert and can be used in temperatures ranging from -425°F (-254°C) to 600°F (316°C), depending upon the thickness of CrossFilm™ used. CrossFilm™ has an unlimited shelf life and is compatible with all chemicals.

Contact details:

Textiles Coated International
6 George Avenue, Londonderry, NH 03053 USA
Phone: 1 (603) 296-2221 Fax: 1 (603) 296-2248
Email: [email protected]

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