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Scott & Fyfe presents innovative silicone hose reinforcement solution

The new product is said to have some outstanding properties to enable silicone hose manufacturers to gain substantial competitive advantage.

16th July 2014

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Tayport

Industrial, Transport/​Aerospace

Scott & Fyfe, a designer and producer of a vast range of technical textiles, presents PolyKnit EasyForm – the next generation reinforcement fabric.

The product has been specifically designed to meet the needs of silicone hose manufacturers, who require a cost effective solution to the Euro 6 standard for automotive hoses.

Outstanding properties

According to the company, the new product boosts some outstanding properties that would enable silicone hose manufacturers to gain substantial competitive advantage by using it.

The main benefits of the fabric include an exceptionally low radial expansion, high temperature resistance and an excellent adhesion to elastomeric compounds.

Designed primarily for wrapped hose production method, it is compatible with silicone, florosilicone and other elastomers, and is available in meta-aramid, glass, polyester or hybrid configurations.

Scott & Fyfe

With almost 150 years of experience in the filed of technical textiles, Scott & Fyfe is said to design and manufacture products for both current and future market needs, building global reputation for excellence in both quality and service.

Based in Scotland, it is a leading provider of innovative textiles and technology. Currently covering a variety of markets, the company offers product ranges that include:

  • Stitch bonding and warp knitted fabrics which include Textron for rubber underlay backing
  • Loop fabric for the technical and abrasive manufacturing industry
  • Advanced glass fibre reinforcement materials for the FRP industry
  • Woven fabrics for agricultural applications
  • Knitted fabrics and 3D spacer fabrics for the automotive industry

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