3M™ Nextel™ Roving 720

3M Product Number 720
  • Roving form of 3M™ Nextel™ 720 continuous ceramic oxide fiber
  • Can be converted into textiles
  • Very good mechanical properties at high temperatures
  • Ideal as a ceramic fiber reinforcement for composites
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3M™ Nextel™ Roving 720 consists of continuous filament ceramic fibers and is available in 1,500, and 3,000 deniers. Designed to withstand continuous use temperatures of up to 2200oF (1204oC), Nextel™ Roving 720 is considered a structural fiber, and used in applications requiring high tensile strength. Available served and un-served, and with several sizing options.

3M™ Nextel™ Roving 720 is comprised of 720 continuous filament ceramic oxide fiber. The roving styles are 1500, 3000 and 10000 denier. This material is designed to maintain strength while withstanding continuous high temperatures. Nextel roving 720 is ideal as a fiber reinforcement for extremely high temperature composites. This roving can be used as an input material to make textiles to meet user needs. 3M Nextel Ceramic Fibers represent a major advancement in refractory fiber technology. The roving can be used to make a variety of ceramic textiles including fabrics, tapes, sleevings and sewing threads. Because the fibers are flexible, continuous and strong, textiles can be produced without the aid of other fibers or wire inserts. Nextel rovings from 3M are designed to meet the toughest thermal, mechanical and electrical performance requirements. They are heat and oxidation resistant; and chemically resistant, lightweight, electrically insulating and flexible. Applications: Reinforcement fiber for high temperature composites Polymer matrix Metal matrix Ceramic matrix

  • Roving form of 3M™ Nextel™ 720 continuous ceramic oxide fiber
  • Can be converted into textiles
  • Very good mechanical properties at high temperatures
  • Ideal as a ceramic fiber reinforcement for composites
  • Non-hygroscopic and non-oxidizing
  • Non-hygroscopic and non-oxidizing
  • Very low shrinkage after thermal cycling
Specifications
Capabilities
Lightweighting
Composition
720
Denier
10000 Denier, 1500 Denier, 3000 Denier
Density (g/cc)
3.4
Fiber Input Denier
10000, 1500, 3000
Fiber Type Input
Roving, Served Roving
Industries
Aerospace, Industrial
Melting point
3272°F (1800°C)
Nominal Filament Count
2550, 400, 750
Product Form
Roving & Yarn, Structural Roving
Product Type
Roving
Yield +- 10%
1490, 2950
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