Coatings & Finishing Treatments

AMI has a number of finish treatments available.

Close up View of AMI's Advanced Coating Protection

A close-up view of how well AMI’s advanced coatings protect our fabrics from moisture and various oil-based substances
Left to right: transmission fluid | water | motor oil | brake fluid | antifreeze

 

DRX Coating for AMI-FLEX® (FL) or AMI-GLAS® (GL) Cloth
This finish is a proprietary treatment applied to the fabric to aid in cutting, sewing and fabricating applications. The finish is sacrificial at elevated temperatures and may burn off without affecting the base fabric’s temperature resistance. Normally it is recommended that the coated side of the fabric be used on the inside of the fabricated article. Coating is color-coded on one side and offers the highest level of ravel resistance and is the most flexible.

DRC – Durable Resistant Coating – Coating for AMI-FLEX® (FL) Cloth
This finish is a proprietary fabric treatment to enhance repellency against splash or incidental contact with oils, greases, and water. Extends the useful life of articles fabricated with this material. The finish is sacrificial at elevated temperatures and may burn off without affecting the base fabric’s temperature resistance. Coating is non-colored, totally saturating the fabric and available on AMI-FLEX® (FL) cloth. This coating provides a modest amount of ravel resistance. DRC can be combined with a colored DRX coating to provide the highest level of ravel resistance for fabrication and extended wear benefits.

Ravel Resistant (RR) Coating for AMI-FLEX® (FL) Cloth
This finish is a proprietary treatment applied to the fabric to aid in cutting, sewing and fabricating applications. The finish is sacrificial at elevated temperatures and may burn off without affecting the base fabric’s temperature resistance. Coating is non-colored, totally saturating the fabric and available on AMI-FLEX (FL) cloth only. Provides a moderate amount of ravel resistance.

Ravel Resistant (RR) Coating for AMI-GLAS® (GL) Cloth                                                                                                                                                 This finish is a proprietary treatment applied to the fabric to aid in cutting, sewing and fabricating applications. The finish is sacrificial at elevated temperatures and may burn off without affecting the base fabric’s temperature resistance. This is a non-colored coating predominantly on one side, available on fiberglass cloth only. This coating provides a moderate amount of ravel resistance.

Vermiculite
Vermiculite is a solution made of plate-like mineral crystals. Used as a non-combustible coating for fiberglass cloth, it acts like armor when heat strikes the fabric, causing the heat to travel across the fabric rather than through it, shielding the fiberglass from the heat source.

Silicone
Silicone coating rated to 500°F (260°C). Abrasion and puncture resistance. Used for heat resistance and to protect fabric from water, oil and weather.

Silicone (SGLP)
A new, high performance black additive to our silicone coating. Appropriate for welding and laser curtains.

Silicone (LCF)
Low coefficient of friction – Special formula for ease in fabrication.

PTFE
Teflon® coating provides improved water, oil, chemical and abrasion resistance up to 550°F (288° C).

Neoprene
Neoprene is a polychloroprene compound used to ease fabrication and increase abrasion resistance.

Aluminized
Aluminization process consists of an aluminized polyester film/foil, which is added for reflective capabilities only. The width of finished fabric may be as much as 1-2” narrower than stated width, due to this process.  To see our full line, click here for our Products At A Glance listing.

AR — Abrasion Resistant Finish for AMI-SIL®
Abrasion Resistant Finish is available on the inherently delicate AMI-SIL fabrics and is orange in color. The finished fabrics are used in applications such as insulative or welding safety pads.

RGL Application Suggestions The RGL product line has a preapplied rewettable lagging adhesive. This adhesive is essentially inorganic and is designed to bond to many surfaces and itself. The adhesive is activated by water. Properly activated adhesive feels slick and somewhat sticky to the touch. View our RGL product line.

Note
Materials should be tested for their suitability in any application. Users should also familiarize themselves with the SDS before handling.