Yttria Stabilized Woven Zirconia Cloth
Thin… Flexible… Foldable… Wrappable…
Fibrous ceramic textile insulation can withstand temperatures in excess of 2000 oC.
Zircar Zirconium Oxide Cloths Type ZYW are flexible textiles composed of yttria stabilized zirconia fibers that offer extreme temperature and chemical resistance in a flexible form. ZYW cloths provide the lowest thermal conductivity of any commercially available refractory material in their class. They are manufactured using the original ZIRCAR process at our plant in Florida, NY, USA and are constructed of continuous individual filaments mechanically interlocked in a woven structure.
ZYW ceramic textiles are ideal for temperatures up to 2200 °C and are suitable for applications such as high energy battery separators, thermal insulation in crystal growing furnaces, and hot gas filtration. The fine capillary and pore structure of ZYW, in combination with the hydrophilic nature of zirconia, impart excellent wetting, solution retention, and wicking characteristics to these materials. The cloths require neither binders nor supporting wires to maintain their construction and will comply somewhat to both tensile and compressive forces due to the mechanical interlocking of the fibers.
ZYW can be rigidized with ZR-RIG and cemented with ZR-CEM into composites or rigid shapes.
ZYW-15 is 15 mil thick square weave.
ZYW-30A is 25 mil thick satin weave.