Aluminized Apparel Reference Guide: Adding an aluminized film to the outside of our flame resistant fabrics increases protection from radiant heat and molten metal splash. These garments are necessary in many high heat environments, such as when
working near furnaces or in steel mills.
Molten Metal Resistance Test (ASTM F955)
- To test for resistance to molten metal splash, 2.2 pounds (1 kg) of molten iron heated to 2850°F (1566°C) is
poured from a height of 18 in. (46 cm) onto the fabric, which is positioned at a 70° angle. The temperature is
recorded using a calorimeter.
- Each material is tested three times, using two calorimeters for each test, yielding six total readings per
- Listed in the chart below, you will find the average maximum temperature rise of these six readings for NSA’s
most popular materials. Smaller numbers indicate greater resistance to temperature change, providing
stronger thermal protection.
- Aluminization provides excellent protection from radiant heat and molten metal splash
- Clear or gold face shield
- Ideal for extreme temperatures
- Increased protection from radiant heat, sparks & molten metal splash hazards
- Made in the USA