FABRIC PROPERTIES

Albarrie Environmental Services does more than fabricate the highest quality filter bags. We actually design and manufacture many of the fabrics that are used in the production of those bags.


In fact, we manufacture supported and self-supported fabrics for use in any dust collection system. We can supply any fabric regardless of the temperature or condition.

We’ve spent the past 30 years researching, developing and testing the most optimal fabrics for the many diverse applications and industries that require a dust collection system. Our expertise, combined with stringent quality assurance procedures, tight standards and precise controls on all the fabrics and fabric bags we produce, has made us a world leader in filtration system development and manufacture.

Nonwoven fabric, performance fabrics, industrial fabrics, aluminum extrusion, extrusion process, graphite alternative
Here’s a complete list of our fibers and their properties:

SPECIALTY FABRICS

STANDARD FABRICS

FIBERTensile
Strength
Abrasion
Resistance
Acid
Resistance
Alkali
Resistance
Operating
Temperature
(°F / °C)
Temperature
Surges
(°F / °C)
Investment $
AcrylicbVery GooddModeratecGooddModerate260°F / 125°C300°F / 150°C$$
Acrylic Tandem™dModeratecGoodbVery GoodaExcellent250°F / 121°C300°F / 150°C$$$
Meta Aramid Tandem™cGoodcGoodeFairbVery Good392°F / 200°C500°F / 260C$$$
BasaltaExcellentdModeratecGoodaExcellent570°F / 300°C660°F / 350°C$$$
FiberglassaExcellentdModeratedModeratedModerate500°F / 260°C550°F / 290°C$$
Meta AramidbVery GoodbVery GooddModeratedModerate400°F / 200°C430°F / 220°C$$$
P84™ MeteoraExcellentaExcellentcGoodcGood500°F / 260°C525°F / 275°C$$$
P-84™ PolyimidebVery GoodcGoodcGooddModerate480°F / 250°C500°F / 260°C$$$$$
Poly-OxcGooddModeratefPoorcGood500°F / 260°C572°F / 300°C$$$
Poly-Ox Meteor™aExcellentdModeratedModeratecGood500°F / 260°C572°F / 300°C$$$
Poly-Ox Tandem™cGoodcGoodfPoorcGood500°F / 260°C500°F / 260°C$$$
PolyesteraExcellentaExcellentdModeratefPoor300°F / 150°C340°F / 170°C$
Polyester Tandem™cGoodcGoodcGoodaExcellent284°F / 140°C338°F / 170°C$$$
PolypropylenecGoodcGoodaExcellentaExcellent195°F / 90°C210°F / 100°C$
Polypropylene Tandem™cGoodcGoodaExcellentaExcellent176°F / 80°C212°F / 100°C$$$
PPScGoodcGoodaExcellentaExcellent375°F / 190°C400°F / 205°C$$$$
PPS Meteor™aExcellentaExcellentaExcellentaExcellent375°F / 190°C450°F / 230°C$$$
PPS Tandem™cGoodcGoodaExcellentaExcellent375°F / 190°C464°F / 240°C $$$
PTFEdModeratecGoodaExcellentaExcellent500°F / 260°C550°F / 285°C$$$$$

FOR MORE DETAILS, SELECT A HEADING BELOW:

GLASS

GLASS CHARACTERISTICS

Operating TemperatureTemperature Surges
500°F 260°C550°F 290°C
  • High temperature resistance
  • Resistant to acids of normal strength
  • Incombustible
  • Excellent tensile strength

GLASS OPTIONS

INDUSTRY

  • Cement
  • Carbon Black
  • Power Generation
  • Cement
  • Chemicals
  • Aggregates
BUY FILTER BAGS

HOMOPOLYMER ACRYLIC

ACRYLIC CHARACTERISTICS

Operating TemperaturesTemperature
260°F 125°C266°F 130°C
  • Good chemical resistance to acids, weak alkalis and many organic solvents
  • Very good Hydrolysis resistance
  • Suited for higher moisture, moderate chemical attacks and less abrasive processes

INDUSTRY

  • Asphalt
  • Metals
  • Cement
  • Power Generation
  • Aggregates
BUY FILTER BAGS
BUY ROLLS OF FABRIC

P-84™ POLYIMIDE

P-84™ POLYIMIDE CHARACTERISTICS

Operating Temperatures Temperatures Surges
480°F 250°C500°F 260°C
  • Outstanding chemical and physical properties
  • High temperature resistance
  • High filtration efficiency through irregular shaped fabric fibers
  •  Suited for processes with high chemical and abrasive attacks

INDUSTRY

  • Cement
  • Metals
  • Aluminum
  • Mining
  • Plastics
  • Dust handling
  • Forestry
  • Manufacturing
  • Food & Drink
BUY FILTER BAGS
BUY ROLLS OF FABRIC

PTFE - POLYTETRAFLUORETHYLENE

PTFE CHARACTERISTICS

Operating Temperatures Temperature Surges
500°F 260°C536°F 280°C
  • Excellent chemical resistance against acids and alkalis
  • Good antiadhesive properties
  • High temperature resistance
  • Provides for higher air flow
  • Improved particulate release
  • Lower pressure drop
  • Longer filter bag life
  • Efficient cleaning combined with energy saving qualities

PTFE OPTIONS

INDUSTRY

  • Power Generation
  • Chemicals
  • Cement Production
  • Foundries
  • Carbon Black
  • Food
  • Metals
  • Mining
BUY FILTER BAGS
BUY ROLLS OF FABRIC

POLYPROPYLENE

POLYPROPYLENE CHARACTERISTICS

Operating Temperatures Temperatures
195°F 90°C210°F 100°C
  • Very high chemical resistance to acids and alkalis
  • Suited for high moisture level applications
  • 0% moisture absorption
  • Good cake release and resistance to blinding
  • Good resistance against organic solvents
  • Low operating temperature

POLYPROPYLENE OPTIONS

INDUSTRY

  • Chemical
  • Food & Drink
BUY FILTER BAGS
BUY ROLLS OF FABRIC

TANDEM™ HIGH EFFICIENCY COMPOSITE FABRICS

TANDEMLOGO

Albarrie has developed a multi-layered filtration fabric which combines a top layer of the P-84™ polyimide fiber with a bottom layer of conventional filtration fibers. Albarrie’s Tandem™ Composites possess the filtration properties of fabrics made from 100% P-84™ polyimide; however, they are combined with less expensive polymers to offer exceptional filtration capabilities at a significantly lower price.

PROPERTIES

  • High temperature resistance
  • Resistant to acids of normal strength
  • Incombustible,
  • Excellent tensile strength

ADVANTAGES

  • 60-70% more active filtration surface than any competitive fiber in high temperatures
  • High separation efficiency at start-up, during operation and at high air-to-cloth ratios
  • Low resistance to flow
  • Reduced cleaning pressure
  • Lower chance of blinding
  • High chemical and heat resistance
  • Excellent mechanical properties
  • Reduced operating costs
  • Less downtime due to extended life of bags
  • Easier to install and handle
tandemcloseup

Highly versatile and efficient, Tandem™ Composites uses include, but are not limited to: industrial coal fired boilers, mineral processing, asphalt plants, cement production, soil remediation, waste incineration, and power cogeneration.

BUY FILTER BAGS
BUY ROLLS OF FABRIC

PROPERTIES OF ALBARRIE'S P-84™ POLYIMIDE TANDEM™ COMPOSITES

FabricResistance to AcidsResistance to AlkalisContinuous temperature °F/°C
Surge temperature °F/°C
Polypropylene Tandem™ExcellentExcellent176/80212/100
Polyester Tandem™GoodExcellent284/140338/170
Acrylic Tandem™Very GoodExcellent250/121300/148
Aramid Tandem™FairVery good392/200500/260
PPS Tandem™ExcellentExcellent375/190464/240
Poly-Ox Tandem™FairGood482/250662/350

TANDEM™ TESTIMONIAL

Dear Albarrie,

“As you know, a few years ago, our plant installed a plenum dust collector in our eastern US cement plant location. During the following three years we experimented with a variety of polyester filter bags, each with a different surface, treatment, or coating, but all with essentially the same result: average life span was 6 months and in no instance exceeded 9 months. Time after time, without exception, each set of trial bags plugged prematurely, creating high pressure differential, reduced air flow and, consequently, a precipitous drop in production.

After years of struggle, we agreed to test a set of Albarrie’s Tandem Polyester Composite bags. Today, nearly three and one half years later, that same set is still in service, providing the customer with improved production, reduced power consumption, all while maintaining 5”-6” pressure drop with no emissions. The resultant annual saving to our operations can be summed up as follows:

  • Increased production/reduced power consumption$57,000.00
  • Cost of Two sets of standard Polyester Filter bags$17,000.00
  • Labor Saving$4,000.00

Total Annual Saving: $78,000.00

Clearly, our initial investment in Albarrie’s Tandem Polyester filter bags was paid back within six months and, more importantly, we have gleaned an additional savings of over $200,000.00 during the subsequent three years of production.

Operationally, we would be remiss not to mention that the Albarrie composite bags have withstood an impressive amount of abuse, including two major upsets during which moisture entered the collector and totally encrusted the cake on almost every bag. In both instances, airflow was reduced to near zero with a corresponding drop in production. Your bags were subsequently removed, cleaned with counter feeding brushes, returned to service and once again continued to perform well at 5”-6” pressure drop. Obviously, standard polyester bags would have blinded under the same upset conditions, so an additional two complete bag change-outs were avoided.

Albarrie, maintenance and purchasing people are not generally known for heaping lavish praise on their suppliers, but our experience with Albarrie compels us to make an exception. In a nutshell, the consistently high value of both your products and service has given us every reason to continue to rely upon Albarrie for virtually all of our filter media needs.”

Yours Truly,
David Moore
Maintenance Manager
Eastern USA Cement Plant Testimonial

METEOR™ SPARK RESISTANT FABRICS

Basalt

Meteor™ Basalt filtration media is derived from volcanic rock and offers incredible operating temperature range, chemical resistance, and mechanical properties.

Meteor™ is a filtration fabric comprised of an extremely stable scrim constructed of mineral Basalt fibers and yarns. The Basalt scrim is combined via needle punching process with a top layer of appropriate fiber. The polymer fiber selection is defined by your specific application requirements.

ADVANTAGES OF METEOR™ PRODUCTS

  • High temperature capabilities
  • Maximum mechanical stability
  • Excellent abrasion resistance
  • Spark resistance
  • Extreme chemical resistance
  • Superior performance in hydrocarbon rich environments
Case Studies
BUY FILTER BAGS
BUY ROLLS OF FABRIC
meteorimg-1

PROPERTIES OF ALBARRIE METEOR™ BASALT FABRICS OPTIONS

Meteor Fabric PropertiesOperating Temperatures F/ CTemperatures Surges F/C

PPS +Meteor Basalt Scrim


  • Excellent resistance to acids & alkalis
  • Excellent resistance to water and steam
  • Very good resistance to organic solvents
  • Good flame retardancy
  • Good abrasion resistance
375/190450/230

P84 (Polyimide) + Meteor Basalt Scrim


  • Good high temperature resistance
  • Good flame retardancy
  • Excellent filtration efficiency
  • Good resistance under alkaline conditions
  • Good filtration efficiency
  • Not affected by organic solvents
500/260525/275

Poly-Ox + Meteor Basalt Scrim


  • Outstanding resistance to high temperature surges (does not shrink)
  • Good resistance under alkaline conditions
  • Good filtration efficiency
  • Not affected by organic solvents
480/250570/300

META ARAMID (Nomex®, Conex®, Yantai's New Star®)

META ARAMID CHARACTERISTICS

Operating TemperaturesTemperature Surges
400°F 200°C430°F 220°C
  • Revolutionary heat and flame resistant filter bag
  • Will not melt, drip or support combustion in the air
  • Outstanding resistance to a broad range of chemicals
  • Very good abrasion resistance
  • Suited for low humidity, weaker acids and alkalis processes

ARAMID OPTIONS

INDUSTRY

  • Asphalt Production
  • Aggregates
  • Cement
  • Chemicals
  • Metals
  • Cement
BUY FILTER BAGS
BUY ROLLS OF FABRIC

POLYESTER

POLYESTER CHARACTERISTICS

Operating Temperatures Temperature Surges
300°F 150°C320°F 160°C
  • Good chemical resistance to weak acids and solvents
  • Good resistance to oxidation
  • High tenacity and tensile strength
  • Suited for lower humidity processes
  • Highly cost effective
  • Made from 100% standard Polyester fibers

POLYESTER OPTIONS

INDUSTRY

  • Metals
  • Power Production
  • Aggregates
  • Chemical
  • Cement
BUY FILTER BAGS
BUY ROLLS OF FABRIC

PPS – POLYPHENYLENE SULFIDE

PPS CHARACTERISTICS

Operating TemperaturesTemperature Surges
375°F 190°C400°F 205°C
  • Excellent chemical resistance to both mineral and organic acids, and alkalis
  • Extremely stable, high density filter bag fabric
  • Good flame retardancy
  • Excellent resistance to hydrolysis
  • Suited for high humidity and chemical attack processes where emission standards are tight
  • Common brands of PPS Fiber include Ryton® and Procon®

INDUSTRY

  • Power Generation
  • Cement
  • Oil and Gas Firings
  • Asphalt
  • Metals
  • Aggregates
BUY FILTER BAGS
BUY ROLLS OF FABRIC

+ Glass

GLASS

GLASS CHARACTERISTICS

Operating TemperatureTemperature Surges
500°F 260°C550°F 290°C
  • High temperature resistance
  • Resistant to acids of normal strength
  • Incombustible
  • Excellent tensile strength

GLASS OPTIONS

INDUSTRY

  • Cement
  • Carbon Black
  • Power Generation
  • Cement
  • Chemicals
  • Aggregates
BUY FILTER BAGS
+ Homopolymer Acrylic

HOMOPOLYMER ACRYLIC

ACRYLIC CHARACTERISTICS

Operating TemperaturesTemperature
260°F 125°C266°F 130°C
  • Good chemical resistance to acids, weak alkalis and many organic solvents
  • Very good Hydrolysis resistance
  • Suited for higher moisture, moderate chemical attacks and less abrasive processes

INDUSTRY

  • Asphalt
  • Metals
  • Cement
  • Power Generation
  • Aggregates
BUY FILTER BAGS
BUY ROLLS OF FABRIC
+ P-84™ Polyimide

P-84™ POLYIMIDE

P-84™ POLYIMIDE CHARACTERISTICS

Operating Temperatures Temperatures Surges
480°F 250°C500°F 260°C
  • Outstanding chemical and physical properties
  • High temperature resistance
  • High filtration efficiency through irregular shaped fabric fibers
  •  Suited for processes with high chemical and abrasive attacks

INDUSTRY

  • Cement
  • Metals
  • Aluminum
  • Mining
  • Plastics
  • Dust handling
  • Forestry
  • Manufacturing
  • Food & Drink
BUY FILTER BAGS
BUY ROLLS OF FABRIC
+ PTFE

PTFE - POLYTETRAFLUORETHYLENE

PTFE CHARACTERISTICS

Operating Temperatures Temperature Surges
500°F 260°C536°F 280°C
  • Excellent chemical resistance against acids and alkalis
  • Good antiadhesive properties
  • High temperature resistance
  • Provides for higher air flow
  • Improved particulate release
  • Lower pressure drop
  • Longer filter bag life
  • Efficient cleaning combined with energy saving qualities

PTFE OPTIONS

INDUSTRY

  • Power Generation
  • Chemicals
  • Cement Production
  • Foundries
  • Carbon Black
  • Food
  • Metals
  • Mining
BUY FILTER BAGS
BUY ROLLS OF FABRIC
+ Polypropylene

POLYPROPYLENE

POLYPROPYLENE CHARACTERISTICS

Operating Temperatures Temperatures
195°F 90°C210°F 100°C
  • Very high chemical resistance to acids and alkalis
  • Suited for high moisture level applications
  • 0% moisture absorption
  • Good cake release and resistance to blinding
  • Good resistance against organic solvents
  • Low operating temperature

POLYPROPYLENE OPTIONS

INDUSTRY

  • Chemical
  • Food & Drink
BUY FILTER BAGS
BUY ROLLS OF FABRIC
+ Tandem™ High Efficiency Fabrics

TANDEM™ HIGH EFFICIENCY COMPOSITE FABRICS

TANDEMLOGO

Albarrie has developed a multi-layered filtration fabric which combines a top layer of the P-84™ polyimide fiber with a bottom layer of conventional filtration fibers. Albarrie’s Tandem™ Composites possess the filtration properties of fabrics made from 100% P-84™ polyimide; however, they are combined with less expensive polymers to offer exceptional filtration capabilities at a significantly lower price.

PROPERTIES

  • High temperature resistance
  • Resistant to acids of normal strength
  • Incombustible,
  • Excellent tensile strength

ADVANTAGES

  • 60-70% more active filtration surface than any competitive fiber in high temperatures
  • High separation efficiency at start-up, during operation and at high air-to-cloth ratios
  • Low resistance to flow
  • Reduced cleaning pressure
  • Lower chance of blinding
  • High chemical and heat resistance
  • Excellent mechanical properties
  • Reduced operating costs
  • Less downtime due to extended life of bags
  • Easier to install and handle
tandemcloseup

Highly versatile and efficient, Tandem™ Composites uses include, but are not limited to: industrial coal fired boilers, mineral processing, asphalt plants, cement production, soil remediation, waste incineration, and power cogeneration.

BUY FILTER BAGS
BUY ROLLS OF FABRIC

PROPERTIES OF ALBARRIE'S P-84™ POLYIMIDE TANDEM™ COMPOSITES

FabricResistance to AcidsResistance to AlkalisContinuous temperature °F/°C
Surge temperature °F/°C
Polypropylene Tandem™ExcellentExcellent176/80212/100
Polyester Tandem™GoodExcellent284/140338/170
Acrylic Tandem™Very GoodExcellent250/121300/148
Aramid Tandem™FairVery good392/200500/260
PPS Tandem™ExcellentExcellent375/190464/240
Poly-Ox Tandem™FairGood482/250662/350

TANDEM™ TESTIMONIAL

Dear Albarrie,

“As you know, a few years ago, our plant installed a plenum dust collector in our eastern US cement plant location. During the following three years we experimented with a variety of polyester filter bags, each with a different surface, treatment, or coating, but all with essentially the same result: average life span was 6 months and in no instance exceeded 9 months. Time after time, without exception, each set of trial bags plugged prematurely, creating high pressure differential, reduced air flow and, consequently, a precipitous drop in production.

After years of struggle, we agreed to test a set of Albarrie’s Tandem Polyester Composite bags. Today, nearly three and one half years later, that same set is still in service, providing the customer with improved production, reduced power consumption, all while maintaining 5”-6” pressure drop with no emissions. The resultant annual saving to our operations can be summed up as follows:

  • Increased production/reduced power consumption$57,000.00
  • Cost of Two sets of standard Polyester Filter bags$17,000.00
  • Labor Saving$4,000.00

Total Annual Saving: $78,000.00

Clearly, our initial investment in Albarrie’s Tandem Polyester filter bags was paid back within six months and, more importantly, we have gleaned an additional savings of over $200,000.00 during the subsequent three years of production.

Operationally, we would be remiss not to mention that the Albarrie composite bags have withstood an impressive amount of abuse, including two major upsets during which moisture entered the collector and totally encrusted the cake on almost every bag. In both instances, airflow was reduced to near zero with a corresponding drop in production. Your bags were subsequently removed, cleaned with counter feeding brushes, returned to service and once again continued to perform well at 5”-6” pressure drop. Obviously, standard polyester bags would have blinded under the same upset conditions, so an additional two complete bag change-outs were avoided.

Albarrie, maintenance and purchasing people are not generally known for heaping lavish praise on their suppliers, but our experience with Albarrie compels us to make an exception. In a nutshell, the consistently high value of both your products and service has given us every reason to continue to rely upon Albarrie for virtually all of our filter media needs.”

Yours Truly,
David Moore
Maintenance Manager
Eastern USA Cement Plant Testimonial

+ Meteor™ Spark Resistant Fabrics

METEOR™ SPARK RESISTANT FABRICS

Basalt

Meteor™ Basalt filtration media is derived from volcanic rock and offers incredible operating temperature range, chemical resistance, and mechanical properties.

Meteor™ is a filtration fabric comprised of an extremely stable scrim constructed of mineral Basalt fibers and yarns. The Basalt scrim is combined via needle punching process with a top layer of appropriate fiber. The polymer fiber selection is defined by your specific application requirements.

ADVANTAGES OF METEOR™ PRODUCTS

  • High temperature capabilities
  • Maximum mechanical stability
  • Excellent abrasion resistance
  • Spark resistance
  • Extreme chemical resistance
  • Superior performance in hydrocarbon rich environments
Case Studies
BUY FILTER BAGS
BUY ROLLS OF FABRIC
meteorimg-1

PROPERTIES OF ALBARRIE METEOR™ BASALT FABRICS OPTIONS

Meteor Fabric PropertiesOperating Temperatures F/ CTemperatures Surges F/C

PPS +Meteor Basalt Scrim


  • Excellent resistance to acids & alkalis
  • Excellent resistance to water and steam
  • Very good resistance to organic solvents
  • Good flame retardancy
  • Good abrasion resistance
375/190450/230

P84 (Polyimide) + Meteor Basalt Scrim


  • Good high temperature resistance
  • Good flame retardancy
  • Excellent filtration efficiency
  • Good resistance under alkaline conditions
  • Good filtration efficiency
  • Not affected by organic solvents
500/260525/275

Poly-Ox + Meteor Basalt Scrim


  • Outstanding resistance to high temperature surges (does not shrink)
  • Good resistance under alkaline conditions
  • Good filtration efficiency
  • Not affected by organic solvents
480/250570/300
+ Meta Aramid

META ARAMID (Nomex®, Conex®, Yantai's New Star®)

META ARAMID CHARACTERISTICS

Operating TemperaturesTemperature Surges
400°F 200°C430°F 220°C
  • Revolutionary heat and flame resistant filter bag
  • Will not melt, drip or support combustion in the air
  • Outstanding resistance to a broad range of chemicals
  • Very good abrasion resistance
  • Suited for low humidity, weaker acids and alkalis processes

ARAMID OPTIONS

INDUSTRY

  • Asphalt Production
  • Aggregates
  • Cement
  • Chemicals
  • Metals
  • Cement
BUY FILTER BAGS
BUY ROLLS OF FABRIC
+ Polyester

POLYESTER

POLYESTER CHARACTERISTICS

Operating Temperatures Temperature Surges
300°F 150°C320°F 160°C
  • Good chemical resistance to weak acids and solvents
  • Good resistance to oxidation
  • High tenacity and tensile strength
  • Suited for lower humidity processes
  • Highly cost effective
  • Made from 100% standard Polyester fibers

POLYESTER OPTIONS

INDUSTRY

  • Metals
  • Power Production
  • Aggregates
  • Chemical
  • Cement
BUY FILTER BAGS
BUY ROLLS OF FABRIC
+ PPS

PPS – POLYPHENYLENE SULFIDE

PPS CHARACTERISTICS

Operating TemperaturesTemperature Surges
375°F 190°C400°F 205°C
  • Excellent chemical resistance to both mineral and organic acids, and alkalis
  • Extremely stable, high density filter bag fabric
  • Good flame retardancy
  • Excellent resistance to hydrolysis
  • Suited for high humidity and chemical attack processes where emission standards are tight
  • Common brands of PPS Fiber include Ryton® and Procon®

INDUSTRY

  • Power Generation
  • Cement
  • Oil and Gas Firings
  • Asphalt
  • Metals
  • Aggregates
BUY FILTER BAGS
BUY ROLLS OF FABRIC
+

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