Source for nomex fabric

AP aroma

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Hello,

I would like to buy some nomex cloth to make my own blankets. This way I don't have to try and guess what size blanket I would need to order ahead of time.
Have any of you done this? Do you have a source?

Thanks
 

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Maybe one of the manufactors of chute protectors would sell you a couple of yards or more. 2 yards would make a good amount of protectors.
 

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I get nomex aramid cloth from Amazon. It's not as heavy as the commercial blankets. But as long as it's not in direct contact with the ejection charge it has been ok. I use it to make shock cord protectors rather than blankets, as I have quite a few blankets.
 

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This piqued my curiosity so after a few minutes of Googling around the web I found several sources for fire “retardant” fabric - canvas of various weights, coated vinyl, laminate PVC for theatrical scrims - and fire retardant solutions for treating fabric. If you could score a military surplus flight suit you’d have enough milspec Nomex for dozens of chute blankets/protectors.

 

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Go talk to your local fire department. The turn-out coats they have are Nomex (or similar) and if they retire one, that is dozens of blankets for you.
 

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Thank you one and all. You certainly have given me some options for blankets.

Jim
 

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+1 for Pegasus AutoRacing. Ebay and Amazon are hit/miss on what you really get. The racing supplier is for fire suit repair, etc. My Dragracing friends put their trust in them, so that enough for me to trust it for model rockets.
 
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