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VELCRO® Brand Products Enhance Functionality for High Temperature Insulation

In many environments that include extreme temperatures, such as firefighting, oil & gas and metalworking, workers need to depend on materials that can withstand the heat. They need to know that the gear they’re wearing or the insulation they are installing on piping and equipment will align with industry standards and provide the performance and protection they depend on. In facilities where high temperature and flames are an everyday reality, VELCRO® Brand products include solutions that can withstand at least 800° F (426.6° C).

Reduce the Labor and Costs of High Temperature Insulation Installation

High Temperature Insulation

Facilities such as power plants, chemical plants, metalworking and oil & gas require piping to carry steam, chemicals, and other high temperature and hazardous substances. Aerospace and transportation manufacturers need to protect certain high temperature components such as engines. This requires the installation of high temperature insulation that lives up to the standards of these industries.

To secure insulation and liners, VELCRO® Brand Fasteners are easy to unfasten and refasten, lending well to the process of moving and replacing components. This is preferable to hardware which requires drilling holes that are difficult to line up and are vulnerable to leaks, rust or corrosion.

The VELCRO® Brand HI-GARDE® Fastener can greatly reduce the risk of damaging materials and minimize extra time to replace expensive components such as piping. This is a stainless steel closure with a low cycle life, intended for outdoor and indoor conditions due to its resistance to corrosion and temperature resistance to at least 800° F (426.6° C).

Flexible Fasteners for High Temperature Insulation that Protects Workers

When it’s time to go to work, firefighters, welders and plant workers need to rely on suits and accessories that will protect and perform under hazardous circumstances. Additionally, employers need this equipment to comply with employee safety regulations from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, National Fire Protection Association and Federal Aviation Regulations.

The VELCRO® Brand HI-AIR®  Fasteners is a sew able, textile closure built to withstand temperatures up to 350° F (176.6° C) and aligns with NFPA 2112 and FAR 25.853. The flexibility and medium cycle life position this fastener as an easy-to-use solution that also holds up to the standards and demands of fire, welding and hazardous material handling.

Additionally, hooks 88, 89, 87S and loops 1000, 1100 and 9000 are available in fire retardant versions.

Fire Retardant Cable Management in Plenum Space

To provide power and data for commercial building operations, cable pathways often need to be installed in plenum space, where temperatures are high and fire is a possibility. VELCRO® Brand Fire Retardant ONE-WRAP® Tape is UL rated and suitable for use in air handling spaces in accordance with Section 300.22 (C) and (D) of the National Electrical Code. As opposed to plastic ties, ONE-WRAP® Tape is reusable and reduces time and labor as a bundling solution that doesn’t require tools to adjust.

A History of Engineered, Locally Sourced, Fastening Solutions

Our range of VELCRO® Brand high temperature closures include materials that serve almost any need for an industrial fastener. VELCRO® Brand Fasteners were developed when NASA needed high temperature insulation for its Apollo program in the 1960’s.

With manufacturing in the United States, South America, Europe, and Asia, we can simplify your supply chain with shorter lead times and locally sourced goods. Learn how our fasteners can be custom engineered for your application.

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