Arlon (formally known as Arlon Industries) is a leading manufacturer of U.S.-based linens and other textiles. One of the newest and most popular products is their Arlon 35n. They specifically meet all the demands of today’s commercial laundry facilities. They also offer exceptional energy savings with bottom-line benefits apparent right away.
Arlon 35n Properties and Specifications
First, just a brief overview of the product itself since this is an area where there can be some confusion. The Arlon 35n is a new fabric derived from combining woven fabrics. They create a high-density, high-absorption fabric with an extremely soft feel. We’ll go into more detail below. However, this product line is different. It offers both water absorption and dryer energy savings. At the same time, it maintains exceptional flexibility and durability. Additionally, it can absorb up to 170% more water and still provide the same level of softness as traditional fabrics.
All the benefits of this product line begin with the fact that it’s created from 100% spun-bond material. It is a highly durable and flexible product that offers exceptional softness and flexibility. These factors are essential to keep in mind. They ensure that your linens maintain their durability and absorbency for as long as possible. So naturally, this is also a product line that includes the other benefits you’d expect from a spun-bond product. They include high energy savings, low linting levels, stain resistance, and softness. Again, this is unlike anything previously available in the industry.
For these reasons above all others, Arlon 35n has is an excellent product used by Rayming PCB & Assembly.
Arlon 35n categories
Each Arlon product line has been created around specific categories. So, users can get precisely what they need for their laundry requirements. Fortunately, the Arlon 35n is no exception. This fabric consists of a unique blend of spun-bond material and superabsorbent polymers. So, each category offers several different performance levels and optimized cost structures. Unfortunately, one of the minor drawbacks of this system is that it’s impossible to customize the different categories. This is because they offer only four basic levels.
This is the core of Arlon 35n performance and is one of the biggest areas where this product line can make a real difference. This coating consists of environmentally friendly materials. As a result, these materials last longer than any other similar product. In addition, this polymer coating can absorb 170% more water than similar fabric types. It means it performs better, dries faster, and absorbs more water in all possible applications.
Thermoset coating is suitable for bathrooms, and water touches the fabric anywhere. We can find this material in any Arlon product line. Still, it’s only offered in those areas where temperatures reach between 60° F and 80° F. This ensures that you have plenty of time to use your existing appliances before replacing them with more energy-efficient models.
This very strong and durable material provides exceptional durability for laundry processes. The benefits of this type include the fact that it’s super resistant to stains and lint. In addition, it means you’ll be able to save money by replacing your current drying equipment in the future. It also offers superb water absorption and dryer performance, which means it can absorb up to 170% more water than traditional fabrics.
This is the softest type of fabric offered by Arlon, and it’s also one of their most popular. This material offers exceptional softness, but it can only absorb up to 50% more water than traditional fabrics.
This is certainly not a product line for high heat drying processes or even those that involve chemicals. However, the fact that it’s 100% spun-bond means these fabrics don’t tend to fray or shrink. If this sounds like what you need for your business, you should know that many different benefits are available from investing in Arlon 35n products.
1. High reliability
The biggest advantage of investing in Arlon 35n products is its product line that blends exceptional cleaning and drying performance with enhanced durability. This is a patented technology designed using only the most durable materials. It means your linens will absorb more water than traditional spun-bond fabrics. This means you’ll have fewer issues with shrinking, fraying, and shrinkage. However, your linens will remain soft, bright, and absorbent for years.
2. High-temperature material
Another big advantage to investing in Arlon 35n fabrics is that they are suitable for heat. This means you can get faster and more effective drying times, resulting in much less time spent in the laundry room. As a result, this product line is an excellent choice for laundromat owners and those with commercial dryers at their disposal.
3. Easy to use
Arlon 35n fabric is just easy to use in every possible application when it comes down to it. Whether you’re working with fabric or sheeting, you’ll find that these products are extremely durable and absorbent. Thanks to the polymer coating on each strand of fabric.
- Density: It has 1.6g/cc. As mentioned earlier, this is lighter than average, and that’s because it’s spun-bond.
- Water absorption: 0.26% more water-absorbent than traditional materials. As mentioned earlier, this isn’t particularly important in the case of linens since they always help in washing machines. This figure is interesting because it’s relevant to anyone making towels and bedsheets.
- Peel Strength: It has 3500 mm/min. This is decent for a woven, but it’s poor for a spun-bond.
- Poissons Ratio: This is 0.12 and is good for spun-bond fabrics but much better than the 0.06 you might expect otherwise.
- Tensile Strength: It has 21N/mm2, which is poor for a high-performance fabric. It’s about what you’d expect from a high-performance woven, though (and about 10x better than PTFE).
- Modulus of Elasticity: It has 1500 mm, which is pretty good for a spun-bond and much better than a typical woven fabric.
- Arc Resistance: Not tested, but it is polypropylene, so it should have decent arc resistance.
- Dielectric Strength: Not tested, but it is polypropylene, so it should be pretty good for its density.
- Volume Resistivity: Not sure how to test this one. For instance, how much it resists the electric field in the material and thus the electric current through the water. However, judging from its crystalline structure, I guess it’s about the same as PTFE.
- Dissipation Factor at 1kHz: This is 0.00016, which is poor and only 12% of PTFE’s 0.
- Dielectric Constant: This is 1.65, which is better for polypropylene than polyethylene 1.
- Coefficient of Linear Expansion: Not sure how to test this one.
- Heat Distortion Temperature: Not sure how to test this one.
- Glass Transition Temperature: This is 48 °C, just like PTFE, which means it might be a usable alternative to PTFE if you can get the cost down.
- Melting Point: This is 264 °C. The shear strength will be a problem at temperatures above ~260 °C. However, it’s still valuable for laundry and might be helpful in smaller applications.
This is a promising material and could help in specialized areas where a nonstick surface is needed, but it’s too expensive to replace PTFE.
The first thing to understand about the nonwoven business is that the market for spun-bond products is huge. That isn’t to say they’re all sold to consumers. Instead, most are sold as industrial fabrics or as materials for lower-end clothing items like underwear and leisurewear.
If you decide to work with this product line, you need to know about numerous different types of spun-bond.