AVS Industries manufactures a diverse portfolio of hot work protection fabrics. Select the hot work (welding) protection fabric that meet your needs!

Hot work operations apply to all riveting, grinding, welding, flame cutting or other fire or spark-producing operations. These processes typically require special permits and procedures to prevent the ignition of vapors, liquids and solids that may be in or near the work area. E-Glass based Fiberglass and Silica (>95% SiO2) fabrics are the two types of protection fabrics typically used for hot work operations. A brief review of the fabrics is provided below.

Fiberglass (E-Glass)AVSil® Silica Technical Information
Melt Point1500°F
816°C
3000°F
1649°C
Higher is better
Silica Content (%)54 - 56%>95%Higher is better
Molten Metal Hold OutMarginalExcellentImproves with fabric weight/thickness
Dermatitis IssuesYesNoUncoated and vermiculite coated fiberglass
commonly have this issue
ReusabilityLowHighBetter with silica fabrics but depends on
hot work practices
FireproofNoYesSilica won't burn or degrade when exposed
to flame or high temperatures

What kind of protection fabric are you looking for?

  Severe Hot Work Operations

  • Close proximity horizontal welding protection
  • Provides excellent molten metal hold-out
  • Best for extreme hot work operations
  • Welding protection fabrics classified as “Welding Pads”

ProductDescriptionNominal WeightTDSSDS
AVSil® Silrub 188CH-1Heavyweight Silica Fabric
Red silicone coating one side
44 oz/yd2
1492 g/m2
AVSil® 188CH® - Welding GradeHeavyweight Silica Fabric36 oz/yd2
1220 g/m2
AVSil® Silrub 136CH-1Medium-weight Silica Fabric
Red silicone coating one side
40 oz/yd2
1356 g/m2
AVSil® 168CH - Welding GradeMedium-weight Silica Fabric32 oz/yd2
1085 g/m2

  Moderate Hot Work Operations

  • Large drop height horizontal welding protection
  • Provides good molten metal hold-out
  • Best for standard hot work operations with lower level of molten metal
  • Welding protection fabrics classified as “Welding Blankets”
ProductDescriptionWeightTDSSDS
AVSil® 188CH® - Welding GradeHeavyweight Silica Fabric36 oz/yd2
1220 g/m2
AVSil® 168CH - Welding GradeMedium-weight Silica Fabric32 oz/yd2
1085 g/m2
AVSil® Silrub 188CH-1Heavyweight Silica Fabric
Red silicone coating one side
44 oz/yd2
1492 g/m2
AVSil® Silrub 136CH-1Medium-weight Silica Fabric
Red silicone coating one side
40 oz/yd2
1356 g/m2
AVSil® Silrub 84CH-1Lightweight Silica Fabric
Red silicone coating one side
24 oz/yd2
813 g/m2
AVS FG35VCHeavyweight Fiberglass Fabric
Vermiculite Coated
37 oz/yd2
1254 g/m2
AVS FG Silrub CS26-2Heavyweight Fiberglass Fabric
Silicone coated both sides
32 oz/yd2
1050 g/m2
AVS FG24VCMedium-weight Fiberglass Fabric
Vermiculite coated
25 oz/yd2
848 g/m2
AVShield™ 36Modified Fiberglass36 oz/yd2
1220 g/m2

  Light Hot Work Operations

  • High level of welding sparks
  • Best for standard hot work operations requiring vertical (curtain) protection
  • Welding protection fabrics classified as “Curtains”
ProductDescriptionWeightTDSSDS
AVSil® 84CH® - Welding GradeLightweight Silica Fabric18 oz/yd2
610 g/m2
AVS FG Silrub CS26-2Heavyweight Fiberglass Fabric
Silicone coated both sides
32 oz/yd2
1085 g/m2
AVS FG2025VCLightweight Fiberglass Fabric
Vermiculite coated
19 oz/yd2
644 g/m2
AVS FG Silrub 1715-2Lightweight Fiberglass Fabric
Silicone coated both sides
17 oz/yd2
576 g/m2
AVS FG2025HTLightweight heat-treated
Fiberglass Fabric
18 oz/yd2
610 g/m2
AVShield™ 18 Modified Fiberglass18 oz/yd2
610 g/m2