New Thermal Blanket From McAllister Mills

By Jack Burke12 October 2020

McAllister Mills, a manufacturer of precision-engineered thermal fabrics and products, has introduced TREO 2000, the company’s newest bio-soluble high-temperature blanket.

The TREO 2000 uses the latest in alkaline earth silica (AES) fiber technology and can achieve continue use temperatures of 2000°F (1100°C), the company said. TREO 2000 is available from ¼ in. through 2 in. (6mm – 50mm) thickness and 48 in. (1.22 m) width. Standard product density is 8 lb. (128kg).

McAllister said that end uses for TREO 2000 include metals processing (e.g., stress relieving blankets; seals and gaskets; external boiler and duct insulation), power generation, petrochemicals, ceramic and glass, oven and furnace linings, exhaust insulation and heat shields.  McAllister Mills can customize the thickness and density of the end product, allowing for even greater flexibility across multiple types of applications.

“The ability to customize the thickness and density of a thermal blanket is extremely important to our customers, and TREO 2000 offers them that ability in a product that can achieve continuous use temperatures of 2000°F,” said Alec McAllister, president of McAllister Mills. “The unique fiber chemistry used also makes the TREO 2000 thermal blanket safer compared to blankets made with ceramic or asbestos. Increased product flexibility combined with increased safety makes TREO 2000 thermal blankets a win-win proposition.”

The bio-soluble fibers in TREO 2000 are asbestos and ceramic-free and are less bio-persistent, so they are eliminated more quickly by the body while still maintaining excellent thermal insulation and fire protection qualities.

TREO 2000 provides effective solutions to a variety of thermal management challenges and is unaffected by most chemicals except strong alkalis, phosphoric acid, and molybdenum. Thermal blankets made from TREO 2000 are immune to thermal shock and require no warning labels under Globally Harmonized System (GHS) for the classification and labeling of chemicals.

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