Heat resistant fabric?

Discussion in 'Skills and Smarts' started by Emilis, Jun 17, 2020.

  1. Emilis

    Emilis Familiar Face

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    Hello everyone,

    I'm looking for a fabric that could withstand heat at around 100 C / 210 F , but wouldn't be a harsh material. As pliable and soft to the touch as possible. Thoughts..??
     
  2. belfastboy

    belfastboy I'll Lock Up

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    I think almost any fabric meets your criteria. What temp do you iron your cotton shirts? Linen can take the highest temp setting on your iron. I am heat transferring decals to a polyester fabric at 300deg F and cotton can handle temps higher than that. Will the fabrics be kept at that heat for a lengthy period or in and out? My default position is always....try it and see....if it works keep doing it....if it don't....then stop.....try something else.
     
  3. Emilis

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    You're very right sir, I forgot to mention that the fabric WILL be kept at that heat for a lengthy period of time.
     
  4. belfastboy

    belfastboy I'll Lock Up

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    Is it a direct heat source or ambient? If you do a deeper dive into Google you can likely find academic/technical papers on the heat resistance of natural fibres.
     
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  5. Emilis

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    Its ambient. This is in regards to the topic we were talking about putting a sandbag in a oven for the sand to heat up for flanging.
     
  6. humanshoes

    humanshoes One Too Many

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    You've just summed up my philosophy of life.
     
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  7. belfastboy

    belfastboy I'll Lock Up

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    Therma-Flec, cotton material heat resistant to 350 degrees and it is under $20 a yard.
     
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