ALSLIDE™ FLUIDIZING FABRICS

AlSlide™ fluidizing fabrics are air-permeable fabrics used in gravity air slides or bin/silo aerators for the conveyance of dry bulk powders. Also referred to as “fluidizing cloths”, these engineered fabrics are designed to achieve fluidization of the materials on their surface through the introduction of air through the bottom side of the fabric. This fluidization effect allows for easier transport of powders along a conveyor or in a silo by creating a flowable solid and reducing agglomeration of the powders.

AlSlide™ fluidizing fabrics combine both woven and nonwoven layers for optimal reinforcement with uniform, precise permeability and air flow rates from the nonwoven structure. The small and consistent pore openings from the dense nonwoven design helps prevent infiltration of the powders into the fabric, thus reducing blinding and wear caused by abrasion. The ultra smooth surface of AlSlide™ fluidizing fabrics offer a much lower coefficient of friction as compared to woven fabrics.

AlSlide™ filtration fabrics are available in polyester as well as Kevlar®/PE layered fabric for conveying higher temperature materials or for applications requiring fire or spark resistance. See fabric specifications below.

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ALSLIDE ADVANTAGES

  • Specifically designed for fluidization of bulk powders
  • Extremely uniform and consistent air permeability
  • Easy to fabricate. Will not fray when it is cut or punched. No need to seal edges
  • Easy to install. Does not require stretching during installation. Rot and mildew resistant
  • Extremely small pore openings (averaging 4 microns) prevent particulate infiltration
  • Ultra smooth surface for better sealing (no air leaks) and improved flow
  • Specifically designed for the concepts and principles of fluidization

APPLICATIONS

GRAVITY CONVEYORS

GRAVITY CONVEYORS

RAIL & TANKER LOADING

RAIL & TANKER LOADING

SILO AERATION

SILO AERATION

THERMAL BLENDING

THERMAL BLENDING

AlSlide Fluidizing Nonwoven Technical Felt
AlSlide™ fluidizing fabrics are specifically designed to provide uniform and consistent fluidization of conveyed dry powders in pneumatic systems. AlSlide™ will not allow particulates to infiltrate its felt surface thanks to the fabric’s extremely small and even pore openings, resulting in less physical abrasion.

Aeration for Silos
AlSlide™ fluidizing fabric is a vital component of fluidizing air cannon systems. Variable finishes and superior abrasion characteristics make AlSlide™ ideal for sea or rail transport, whether it’s in the funnel of a tanker carrying sugar, or a rail car carrying compactable fine powders.

Dense and Dilute Phase Pneumatic Conveying
AlSlide™ provides superior life and performance when transporting cement, silica, sand or other dusty particulates. We also produce a high temperature version for applications involving heat particulate, such as fly ash.

Live Bed for Tankers & Ships
AlSlide™’s densely formed nonwoven characteristics provide excellent performance for vacuum unloading systems at ports around the world. AlSlide™ aids operation by aerating the compacted fine powders, while minimizing conveying energy consumption through activating the silo bed.

Thermal Blending & Pharmaceutical Coating
AlSlide™ provides optimum permeability for thermal drying of soybean or other stock feed; as well as, standardized flow parameters for aerosol coating systems for the pharmaceutical industry.


Typical Materials Conveyed

  • Ash
  • Cement
  • Flour
  • Silica
permeable air slide fabric for gravity cnoveyors, transport bulk powders and solids

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