At Alpha, both technologies are incorporated to provide optimal anti-wicking performance in coated substrates. Alpha designs substrates with improved constructions for promoting anti-wicking, and then treats the material with chemical components design for superior anti-wicking performance and rubber to fabric adhesion.
Alpha’s latest development, “anti-wicking” meta-aramid (Nomex®) coated with FKM, uses this multi-step approach to achieve anti-wicking results better than 150 psi on an industry approved test stand. These anti-wicking results are among the best in the coated fabrics industry and meet the rigorous standards of the top valve and controls manufacturers in the marketplace.
Nomex® is a registered trademark of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company