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Ceramic Fiber Blankets

Ceramic Fiber Blankets for Insulation

Axim’s ceramic fiber blanket has high tensile strength and low shrinkage. It has great resiliency with low heat storage. This product has low thermal conductivity and great resistance to thermal shock as well as great sound absorption.


Axim’s ceramic fiber blankets are used for:
– Furnace repair
– Furnace, kiln, reformer and boiler linings
– Furnace door linings and seals
– Reusable insulation for steam and gas turbines
– High temperature insulation for kiln and furnace
– Primary reformer heater insulation
– High temperature insulation gaskets
– Expansion joint seals
– Glass furnace crown insulation
– Field steam generator lining
– Nuclear insulation applications
– Thermal reactor insulation
– Flexible high temperature pipe insulation
– Investment casting mold wrapping
– Removable casting mold wrapping
– Removable insulating blankets for stress relieving welds
– Pressure and cryogenic vessel fire protection
– Soaking pit seals
– High temperature filtration
– Incineration equipment and stack linings

Available in:
Density #6 or #8
Standard Thicknesses: 0.5” to 2” (custom thicknesses available)
Width: 24” to 48”
Roll Length: 150” to 576”
Temperature ratings: 1260 deg C, 1360 deg C, 1400 deg C and 1430 deg C
With or without aluminum backing

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Reliable Supplier in North America for Ceramic Fiber Blankets

Axim Mica is North America’s premier supplier of ceramic fiber blankets, setting the standard for excellence in mica and insulation products.

Crafted for high performance, our ceramic fiber blankets offer the best thermal resistance and durability in high-temperature settings across USA and Canada.

With a dedication to innovation and customer satisfaction, we deliver solutions that not only meet but exceed expectations, making us your one-stop shop for all your insulation needs.

About Ceramic Fiber Blankets

Ceramic fiber blankets are specialized insulation materials designed to perform under extreme heat conditions. Manufactured from high-strength spun ceramic fibers, these blankets offer a balance of performance features unattainable by traditional insulation materials. They possess a remarkable ability to withstand thermal shock, a critical attribute for applications experiencing rapid temperature fluctuations.

Additionally, their innate high tensile strength ensures they maintain integrity and dimensional stability after repeated heating cycles, resisting shrinkage effectively. Notably, these blankets also exhibit low thermal conductivity, enhancing their ability to insulate while minimizing heat storage for efficient energy use. Lastly, their capability to absorb sound contributes an additional layer of utility, providing a quieter operational environment in industrial settings.

Properties of Ceramic Fiber Blankets

Ceramic Fiber Blankets from Axim Mica are distinguished by a combination of key properties that empower their application in various high-temperature environments:

High Tensile Strength

These blankets are designed to maintain structural integrity, even under the stress of high temperatures, ensuring durability and long service life.

Low Shrinkage

Subject to extreme heat, they exhibit minimal shrinkage, preserving their dimensions and effectiveness as an insulating layer.

Excellent Thermal Shock Resistance

They can rapidly adjust to temperature fluctuations without degradation, making them suitable for environments with frequent thermal cycling.

Low Thermal Conductivity

This property ensures effective insulation, reducing heat transfer and enhancing energy efficiency in industrial processes.

Great Sound Absorption

Besides thermal management, ceramic fiber blankets also reduce operational noise, contributing to a safer and more comfortable work environment.

Low Heat Storage

Their lightweight, fibrous structure allows for quick temperature adjustments without retaining excessive heat, facilitating process control.

Technical Specifications of Ceramic Fiber Blankets

Feature
Specification
Material Composition
Spun ceramic fibers
Density Options
#6 (96 kg/m³), #8 (128 kg/m³)
Standard Thicknesses
0.5” to 2” (Custom thicknesses available)
Width Range
24” to 48”
Roll Length
150” to 576
Temperature Ratings
Up to 1260°C, 1360°C, 1400°C, 1430°C
Tensile Strength
High
Shrinkage Rate
Low at high temperatures
Thermal Conductivity
Low
Thermal Shock Resistance
Excellent
Sound Absorption
Great
Heat Storage
Low
Optional Features
Available with or without aluminum backing

How Ceramic Fiber Blankets are Made

The production of ceramic fiber blankets involves a series of intricate steps, ensuring the final product meets the high standards required for industrial applications. Here’s a breakdown of the process:

Raw Material Selection

High-quality alumina-silica materials are chosen for their purity and ability to withstand high temperatures.

Melting

The raw materials are melted in a high-temperature furnace until they form a homogenous liquid.

Fiber Spinning

The molten material is then spun into fibers using either a blowing or spinning process, creating fine, flexible fibers characteristic of ceramic fiber blankets.

Collecting and Layering

These fibers are collected and layered to form a blanket of the desired thickness and density.

Needling

The layered fibers are then needled, entangling them to add strength and integrity to the blanket structure without the use of binders.

Cutting and Packing

Finally, the blankets are cut to specific dimensions and packaged for shipping. Optional treatments, such as adding aluminum foil backing, may be applied based on specific application requirements.

Types of Ceramic Fiber Blankets

Axim Mica offers a variety of ceramic fiber blankets designed to meet diverse application needs across different industries. The distinctions among these types largely focus on temperature ratings, density, and optional treatments, allowing for customized insulation solutions:

Based on Temperature Ratings

  • Standard Grade: Suitable for applications with maximum continuous use up to 1260°C. Ideal for general insulation purposes.

  • High-Purity Grade: Designed for higher temperature applications up to 1360°C, offering enhanced thermal stability.

  • Zirconia Grade: The highest temperature rating up to 1430°C, perfect for the most demanding environments that require superior thermal resistance.

Based on Density

  • #6 Density (96 kg/m³): Offers a balance between insulation performance and flexibility, suitable for a wide range of applications.

  • #8 Density (128 kg/m³): Provides increased durability and enhanced thermal resistance, ideal for industrial applications requiring robust insulation.

Optional Treatments

  • With Aluminum Backing: For applications needing reflective insulation or additional mechanical strength.

  • Without Aluminum Backing: Offers more flexibility and is suitable for wrapping or fitting into irregular shapes.

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Applications of Ceramic Fiber Blankets

Axim Mica’s Ceramic Fiber Blankets are engineered for optimal performance across diverse high-temperature applications:

  • Furnace, Kiln, and Boiler Linings

    Essential for thermal efficiency and equipment longevity.

  • Door Linings and Seals

    Enhances heat containment and operational energy efficiency.

  • Turbine Insulation

    Reduces thermal losses in steam and gas turbines, boosting efficiency.

  • Reformer Heater Insulation

    Improves the operational life and efficiency of primary reformer heaters.

  • Glass Furnace Crown Insulation

    Protects critical furnace sections, improving glass production processes.

  • Nuclear and Thermal Reactor Insulation

    Meets strict insulation requirements for safety and efficiency in nuclear and thermal reactors.

  • High-Temperature Pipe Insulation

    Ensures thermal protection for piping systems.

  • Expansion Joint Seals and High-Temperature Gaskets

    Provides robust sealing against heat loss in joints and connections.

  • Investment Casting Mold Wrapping

    Shields molds from thermal shock, enhancing casting quality.

  • Incineration Equipment and Stack Linings

    Offers protection and insulation in waste management and energy recovery operations.

Benefits and Advantages of Ceramic Fiber Blankets

Ceramic Fiber Blankets provided by Axim Mica showcase a myriad of benefits and advantages that make them indispensable in high-temperature industrial applications:

  • Superior Thermal Insulation

    Exhibiting low thermal conductivity, these blankets effectively minimize heat loss, enhancing energy efficiency and saving operational costs.

  • High-Temperature Stability

    With varying grades capable of withstanding temperatures up to 1430°C, they offer a reliable insulation solution across a spectrum of heat-intensive processes.

  • Excellent Thermal Shock Resistance

    Their resilience to rapid temperature changes ensures durability and maintains integrity, reducing downtime and maintenance needs.

  • Lightweight and Flexible

    The ease of installation and adaptability to complex shapes and configurations simplify handling and application, enhancing project timelines.

  • Acoustic Insulation

    Besides thermal management, these blankets also absorb sound, contributing to a safer and more comfortable working environment by reducing noise levels.

  • Low Heat Storage

    Characterized by their low heat storage capacity, they enable faster heat-up and cool-down cycles, improving process control and efficiency.

  • Chemical Resistance

    Resistant to most chemicals, they help in protecting equipment and structures from corrosive damages in harsh environments.

  • Environmental Safety

    Composed of inorganic materials, ceramic fiber blankets are less hazardous and an eco-friendlier option compared to traditional insulation materials.

Why Choose Axim Mica for Ceramic Fiber Blankets

Selecting Axim Mica for your ceramic fiber blankets comes with a host of undeniable benefits, positioning us as the leading choice in the industry for high-temperature insulation solutions.

Industry-Leading Quality

Our ceramic fiber blankets are crafted from premium materials, ensuring top-tier thermal insulation performance under the most demanding conditions.

Customized Solutions

Understanding that each project has unique requirements, we offer ceramic fiber blankets in various densities, thicknesses, and temperature ratings. Optional aluminum backing is also available for specific applications.

Expertise and Experience

With years of dedicated service in the insulation materials industry, Axim Mica possesses deep knowledge and expertise. Our team is equipped to provide professional advice, guiding you to the most suitable solutions for your needs.

Broad Application Range

Our products are designed to cater to a wide array of industries, from metalworking and aerospace to ceramics and power generation, ensuring you find exactly what you need for any high-temperature environment.

Commitment to Sustainability

We prioritize environmentally responsible products and practices. Our ceramic fiber blankets are made from inorganic materials, offering a sustainable choice without compromising on performance.

Customer-First Approach

At Axim Mica, customer satisfaction is paramount. We pride ourselves on responsive customer service, technical support, and prompt delivery, ensuring a seamless and satisfying purchasing experience.

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About Axim Mica

Axim Mica is at the forefront of companies delivering exceptional insulation products in North America, including our renowned ceramic fiber blankets.

With a focus on quality, innovation, and sustainability, we cater all industries requiring high-temperature solutions. Our expertise and dedication to customer service have established us as a trusted leader in North America.

At Axim Mica, we commit to enhancing your operational efficiency and safety with products designed to meet the highest standards. Choose Axim Mica, where excellence is a standard.

Quality Assurance: ISO Certified Supplier

Axim Mica is ISO 9001:2015 certified, showcasing our commitment to pinnacle quality standards in supplying ceramic fiber blankets. Choose us for reliable, top-tier insulation solutions that exceed expectations.

How It Works: Our 3-Step Process

Step 1: Identify Your Specifications

Determine the density, thickness, temperature rating, and optional features you need for your ceramic fiber blanket.

Step 2: Reach Out to Us

Contact us via email, phone, or through our website with your requirements and any queries you may have.

Step 3: Receive Your Quote

We'll swiftly respond with a tailored quote, ensuring you get the precise ceramic fiber blanket solution suited to your project's specifications.

Frequently Asked Questions

Ceramic fiber blankets are utilized for high-temperature insulation in industries like aerospace, metalworking, and ceramics, providing thermal efficiency and protection.

While the initial cost might be higher than some traditional insulation materials, ceramic fiber blankets offer superior performance and durability, making them cost-effective for long-term applications.

Ceramic fiber blankets can absorb moisture. If wet, their insulation properties might temporarily decrease until fully dried out, without long-term damage to the material.

Direct washing is not recommended as it can alter the physical structure. If cleaning is necessary, gently remove surface contaminants without saturating the blanket.