- Very strong, tough and abrasion resistant
- Good thermal insulation performance up to 340°C
- Lightweight and flexible, easy to work with
Aramid Twisted Insulation Rope, sometimes known as Kevlar Rope, is an exceptionally strong form of heat insulation used in areas where mechanical stress is likely to be a factor. Like all Kevlar insulation, our Aramid Insulation Rope combines exceptional physical strength with outstanding abrasion resistance. It resists tearing and elongation to offer good, long term performance.
Kevlar Rope is able to withstand continuous exposure to temperatures up to 340°C. It’s got very good chemical and mildew resistance and is very light and flexible. It’s manufactured using a twist manufacturing method where two or more bound strands are twisted to form a flexible, resilient rope that is ideal for wicking or insulation applications.
Kevlar Rope insulation can be wrapped around very tight turns and bends and can handle quite a bit of weight. Unlike fibreglass, the Kevlar fabric isn’t itchy when you work with it.
- Wrapping around smaller diameter pipes and fittings where a tape would be too bulky
- Insulation and wicking for fire twirling equipment
- Packing for steam valves
- As a metal wipe for tinning and galvanising work
- Small pipe lagging
- Support rope for high temperature welding curtains and fabric heat shields
Does it fray?
It can a little when it’s first cut, yes. Since it’s a twisted rope, it is a little more prone to fraying when cut then braided ropes are. We usually use scissors to cut it rather than a knife because this usually results in less fraying (the dragging of the knife takes individual strands with it).
Another one of our tricks is to apply some adhesive tape loosely around the section that’s going to be cut, cut down the middle of that, then squeeze the tape down. The tape’s sacrificial and only needs to last until the rope is safely installed.
Are other diameters available?
They are made, yes. We’re working on expanding our range of sizes of Kevlar rope at the moment so if there is a particular size you’re after please do let us know as we’d really like to try and prioritise this for you.
Can this be used outside?
It’s not suggested as the aramid base fibre is quite sensitive to UV and will degrade.
Continuous Operating Temperature: -46°C to +340°C
Mildew Resistance: Good
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