Auburn, Ga.-based Canwil Textiles Inc, has developed and introduced Aratuff™, a woven meta-aramid fabric with the same chemistry as Nomex®. Aratuff is primarily used in the laundry industry in flat-work ironers, for work in a high-temperature, high-abrasion environment which requires a high-tensile, rigid fabric.
Woven fabrics made from meta-aramid fibers not only are high-temperature resistant, they are also very strong. Available in 80- and 130-inch widths, Aratuff is dipped for added strength and abrasion resistance. The fabric is also brushed for a rough finish to grip laundry and linens.