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Fabric-backed sections with or without picots

  • Fabric-backed sections with picots allow simple mechanical fastening of joints, meaning they do not have to be bonded.
  • They are manufactured in all types of materials and essentially in silicone. The fabrics used are polyester, Nomex, glass, ceramic, polyamide, Kevlar and conductive fabric.

This type of joint is manufactured either in linear meters or moulded into shape according to a plan. These sections are supplied on 1.50m, 2.50m, 3.00m and multiple lengths.

The elastomers used are generally of the type Silicone 50 D5 – 52 D5 – 53 D5.

As well as any type of elastomer as a function of the environment (temperature, contact fluid, etc.) for example: fluorinated silicone, nitrile and neoprene.

If phosphoric esters are present, we recommend Ethylene Propylene.


  • tear resistance
  • fire resistance
  • liveliness
  • slip
  • abrasion

The families of textiles used are:

  • polyesters
  • glasses
  • Nomex®
  • Kevlar®
  • ceramics
  • conductors

We have referenced products available:

Polyesters: 2273L Liveliness
  2274M Abrasion
Glasses: 2254S thin Fabric High temperature 180°C
  2240B thick Fabric High Temperature 180°C
  2265D Braiding for fire proof barrier. Resistance 15 min. 1100°C
  2266E Thick fabric, fire proof barrier. Resistance 15 min. 1100°C
NOMEX®: 2250J Fire resistance up to 250°C
KEVLAR®: 2489S Fire resistance up to300°C, very high mechanical characteristics and flexibility maintained.
Ceramics: 2391Y Very good temperature resistance, 1200°C continuous exposure, low flexibility, limited mechanical strength.
Conductors: 2396D surface fabric enabling electrical conductivity, electromagnetic armour (EMI).

Other strengthening materials:

  • Metal (stainless steel, aluminium and lead for nuclear applications).
  • Composite (epoxy glass, epoxy carbon, the choice of material depends on the vulcanisation temperature).

NB: These fabrics may be used in combination; for example, an immersed fabric 2273L and a surface fabric 2274M.

The fabrics used are generally square fabrics (i.e. same number of warp and weft threads) but they may be supplied in the form of jersey or other weave.