Sandel fabrics are easily cleaned and disinfected with conventional cleaning methods and materials.
FOR BEST RESULTS:
Use mild soap/laundry detergents diluted with warm water. Wash by wiping clean with a wet cloth, soft brush or low-pressure stream of water. Wash off detergent solution with warm water. Air-dry or dry by wiping off excess water.
TO DISINFECT: Use a 3% solution of hydrogen peroxide to water. Wipe dry.
WARNING-DO NOT USE: Cleaners containing abrasives (like Comet), abrasive pads (like steel wool, Stiff brushes,Mechanical washing or drying machines.
Fabricating with Sandel?
Fabricating with Sandel Fire Barrier Fabrics
SEWING: Sandel fabrics are primarily designed to be cut and sewn. The fire performance of products fabricated with Sandel may depend on the seams or joints retaining their strength during a fire.
For Best Results: • Use only non-flammable sewing thread or equivalent. • Use lock stitch machine with a walking foot and rotary hook. • Use ball point needle #17. • For taped seams use Sandel binding tape (NO LONGER AVAILABLE). All other seams should be superimposed 4 ply. • Set sewing machine for not more than 8 stitches per inch. Closer stitching will significantly reduce the seam strength. • Seam allowance should be ½ inch and not less than ¼ inch. • Avoid double stitching seams as a means of reinforcement.
GLUING: Sandel can also be glued to either itself or other materials. The fire performance of products that incorporate Sandel is decreased when glues are used without other mechanical fasteners or sewn seams, clamps and screws. Glued surfaces will open when exposed to fire and at relatively low temperatures.
LAMINATION: Sandel is well suited for lamination. Bond and peel strengths can be made to suit many different applications.