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3M™ Nextel™ Ceramic Fibers and Textiles help protect critical industrial equipment from extreme heat, corrosion and abrasion
Performance when the heat is on.

Durable, versatile ceramic textiles for high temperature industrial applications

3M™ Nextel™ Ceramic Fibers and Textiles for Industrial Applications

  • A galvanized steel furnace burning at over 1093ºC (2000°F) places serious demands on your hard-working equipment. Added to the challenges of corrosive chemicals, thermal shock and abrasion, these operating conditions can be too hot for conventional refractory textiles to handle.

    Where only the strong survive, 3M™ Nextel™ Ceramic Fibers and Textiles help protect critical equipment in the face of even the most extreme environments. Strong, versatile and cost effective, these fabrics withstand temperatures up to 1300ºC (2372°F) and are ideal for use in furnaces, heaters and other high-temperature industrial applications. Reliable and resilient, Nextel ceramic fibers and textiles can help you increase operating efficiency, reduce maintenance downtime – and beat the heat.

    • Heat resistant up to 1300ºC (2372ºF)
    • Good dynamic thermal and mechanical insulation properties
    • Low shrinkage (less than 3% over 15 hours at 1300ºC)
    • Resistant to corrosion and abrasion
    • Long life in high temperature environments
    • No residual acids or chlorides to leach out and cause etching of metal

Industrial Applications

  • 3M™ Nextel™ Ceramic Fibers and Textiles for the petrochemical industry

    Petrochemical Industry

    Used in process heaters and furnace reformers, Nextel ceramic textiles can provide temperature-resistant internal and external tube seals and expansion joints. Nextel textiles can also be used as heat shields for radiant coils to help prevent coke formation and reduce premature aging of the tube surface.

  • 3M™ Nextel™ Ceramic Fibers and Textiles for steel production and metal processing applications


    In steel production and other metal processing applications, Nextel ceramic textiles can be sewn to create products including heat shields, pipe wrap, gaskets and furnace curtains. They can also be used as furnace liners to help reduce dusting and improve product quality. The high-temperature protection can help increase the lifespan and durability of the furnace interior, saving you time and money on repairs and equipment replacement.

  • 3M™ Nextel™ Ceramic Fibers and Textiles for the ceramic industry

    Ceramic Production

    Furnace linings made using Nextel ceramic fibers help minimize erosion, helping reduce the creation of dust-like particles. Nextel fabrics can also help reduce shedding problems with soft refractory furnace interiors, providing you with a cleaner finished product and increased life of your equipment.

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