Aluminised rayon (HC558)

Catalogue Record

Collection

Maker

Title

Aluminised rayon

Date

1994

Content

Samples with specific information about each fabric's development in folder from '2010 Textiles and New Technology' exhibition (Crafts Council 1994) which showcased cutting edge textiles design and illustrated how technology was influencing materials and products

Materials and techniques

Novus 508F is a tough flexible fabric made from a herringbone weave flame retardant rayon cloth, laminated to polyester film, aluminised both sides. Novus 580F is manufactured from F. R. Viscose which is cellulosic fibre incoporating flame retarding agents.

The fabric is non-flammable and suitable for tempatures up to 200 degrees celcius (except naked flame/molten metal splash). Thermal protective index; radiation 350 seconds. Cellulosic fibres decompose to give mainly carbon dioxide and water with additional sulphur dioxide and phosphorus compounds from the flame retarding agents.

Dimensions

length:  23.1cm
width:  15.3cm
height:  0.2cm

Object number

HC558

Category