ANSI/FM Approved Fabrics
ANSI/FM 4950 Approved
FM Approvals are a third-party certification that ensures the quality of our products. Many companies around the world rely on products that are FM Approved and specification tests to protect their properties from loss. After vigorous testing from FM Global, AVS Industries is proud to announce that 16 of our fabrics have been tested and rated to the ANSI/FM 4950 Standard. This Standard states test requirements for Welding Curtains, Welding Blankets and Welding Pads in high temperature applications.



Fabric Performance Categories
Welding Curtains are a heat resistant fabric designed to be placed directly in the vicinity of a hot work operation. Welding curtains are intended for use in vertical applications with light to moderate exposures such as that resulting from chipping, grinding, heat treating, sand blasting and light horizontal welding. They are designed to prevent sparks from escaping a confined area.

Welding Blankets are a heat resistant fabric designed to be placed in the vicinity of a hot work operation. Welding blankets are intended for use in horizontal applications with light to moderate exposures such as that resulting from chipping, grinding, heat treating, sand blasting and light horizontal welding. They are designed to protect machinery and prevent the ignition of combustibles such as wood that are located adjacent to the underside of the blanket.

Welding Pads are a heat resistant fabric designed to be placed directly under a hot work operation such as welding or cutting. Welding pads are intended for use in horizontal applications with severe exposures such as that resulting from molten substances or heavy horizontal welding. They are designed to prevent the ignition of combustibles that are located adjacent to the underside of the pad.