Report of 2017 Aluminum Association Fabric Testing
2017 Report: Testing of Fabrics in Contact with Molten Aluminum
In 2017, six Aluminum Association member companies submitted 39 fabrics and combinations of fabrics for testing of their protective performance in contact with molten aluminum. Testing was conducted in accordance with the ASTM 955 Test Method with slight variations in some cases as noted. This report provides ratings of all samples tested in the areas of ignition, metal adhesion, shrinkage, break open, and char as well as Stoll Curves (thermal conductivity over time) and before/after photographs for all samples tested.