EKULON 5000 (NOMEX) is a sewing thread of the heat-resistant Meta-Aramid (aromatic polyamide) fibre by Du Pont. Similar to KEVLAR, EKULON 5000 can be used for sewing e. g. protective clothing, coated fabrics, filters, ironing press cover fabrics, electrical insulations.
- General Properties:
nnot melting, self-extinguishing, flame resistant properties, but not flameproof, high continuous infusibility, highly resistant to acids, beta and gamma rays, as well as X-rays
Decomposition temperature app. 370º C, continuous infusibility app. 160-180°C, little heat shrinkage
- breaking elongation:
app. 35 %
- spec. strength:
app. 35 cN/tex (staple fibre) or app. 40 cN/tex (filament)