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Nextel™ Aerospace Fabric 312

3M™ Nextel™ Aerospace Fabrics 312 are woven from strong, continuous alumina-boria-silica fibers, and are specifically designed to pass the FAA's 2000°F (1093°C) 15-minute flame penetration test. They retain strength and flexibility, with little shrinkage at continuous temperatures up to 2012°F (1100°C).

For years NASA has used 3M™ Nextel™ Ceramic Textiles to meet the demanding temperature and strength requirements of space exploration. Recently, NASA and The Johnson Space Center have used 3M™ Nextel™ Woven Ceramic Textiles to protect the command module of the Space Station Freedom-the international space station-from being punctured by space debris.

Nextel™ Aerospace Fabric applications include:

  • Composite fire barriers
  • Flexible thermal barriers
  • Gaskets and seals
  • Micrometeorite debris shields

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