Industrial fabrics are used in a variety of industries and applications, including: aerospace, apparel or clothing, architecture and construction, automotive and transportation, chemical processing, electrical, electronic, filtration, marine, and medical. Specialized products can also be used to control electrostatic discharge (ESD) and providing shielding from electromagnetic interference (EMI) and radio frequency interference (RFI).


Industrial fabrics features include:

Chemical/ fuel resistant- Materials are designed to resist damage caused by acids, alkalis, general chemicals, fuels and oils.  These materials are used to seal fuel or oil tanks.

Electrically conductive- Textiles or fabrics include fibers with high electrical conductivity or low electrical resistivity. Often, conductive filler is added to increase conductivity. Products are used in electronic, anti-static or electrostatic discharge (ESD) applications.

Electrical insulation / dielectric- Dielectric fibers, fabrics, and textiles are electrically insulating. Dielectric materials are used to form a barrier or isolator between electrical components.

Flame retardant fabrics- Flame retardant products reduce the spread of flames or resist ignition when exposed to high temperature, or insulate the substrate and delay damage. A UP 94 rating indicates that the material is flame retardant in accordance with Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. (UL) Flame Class 94V-0 or other equivalent ISO standards.

Hydrophilic/ absorbent- The surfaces of hydrophilic materials absorb water. They are often used when high absorbency (many times the basis of weight of the material) is important.

Sound proofing / insulation- Sound proofing or acoustic insulation materials are used to form a barrier or isolator between components and sources of noise or vibration. This category includes foam material products used for diffusing sound without causing a large degree of attenuation.

Thermal insulation / fireproofing- Thermal insulation materials provide a barrier between a component and a heat source.

UL approved / listed- Material meet applicable standards from Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. (UL)

Hydrophobic/ waterproof- Waterproof materials do not dissolve or degrade when exposed to water. The fabric may still absorb water if the product is hydrophilic and has open porosity.

Weather/UV resistant-  Plastic or elastomer foams are resistant to ultraviolet (UV) light or sunlight. Some non-UV resistant fabrics will crack, yellow, or degrade on exposure to UV light. Weather resistant materials can withstand exposure to the elements, such as wind, rain, snow, dust, humidity, heat, cold and other weather conditions.



Bay Rubber company stocks a variety of industrial fabrics that provide solutions to many industrial applications. Custom materials may be sent in for test cutting on our laser and knife cutting platforms.  For file upload and to get in touch with Bay Rubber Company please follow the link to our contact us page or call 510-635-9151.

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