Accordion style expanding and contracting sewn bellows have numerous applications. Usually fastened on cylinder rods, jack screws, and robotic arms, bellows protect against dirt, moisture, metal particles and chips, chemicals, and high temperatures. They can also retain grease or lubricants and increase life expectancy of expensive equipment.
We can manufacture any size or style of sewn bellows. See our Bellows Design Guide or our Order Quote Form to get started.
Vinyl Coated Nylon (18 oz. per square yard) A strong, very inexpensive black fabric that can be used in ambient temperature situations where no chemical resistance is needed. Good weathering.
Neoprene Coated Nylon (16 oz.) A strong inexpensive black fabric with good abrasion resistance; temperature resistance to 225° F; good outdoor weathering; decent against oils and greases.
Neoprene Coated Nylon (40 oz.) The same as #16 but thicker, giving extra strength and abrasion resistance.
Neoprene Coated Fiberglass (16 oz.) Identical to NCN #16, but with a fiberglass base cloth. This allows it to contact hot chips and slag, and still not burn through the base fabric. Safety orange color.
Hypalon Coated Nylon (17 oz.) Slightly better abrasion and weather resistance than neoprene, but more costly; temperature to 250° F. Decent against oils and greases. Forest green.
Silicone Coated Fiberglass (17 oz.) An inexpensive gray fabric that can take 500° F. The fiberglass base fabric allows it to contact hot chips and slag, and still not burn through the cloth. Only fair against oils and poor abrasion; but excellent weathering and good chemical resistance.
Silicone Coated Fiberglass (33 oz.) Same as SCF #17, but thicker, giving extra strength and abrasion resistance. Red color.
Fluorocarbon Coated Fiberglass (17 oz.) The best for chemical resistance; good abrasion resistance and weathering, temperature to 500° F. Grey one side, tan on the other side.
Aluminized Kevlar (13 oz.) The ultimate in strength and abrasion resistance, with temperature resistance to 600° F. Fair chemical resistance, poor weathering (UV sensitive), and expensive. Yellow one side with aluminum coating on the other side.
Aluminized Fiberglass (19 oz.) Temperature resistance to 1000° F, but only with fair strength, abrasion resistance, and weathering. Good chemical resistance. Tan one side with aluminum coating on the other side.
Double Aluminized Fiberglass (20 oz.) An additional layer of aluminum foil coating so the fiberglass is completely enclosed. Other properties are similar to Aluminized Fiberglass. An excellent choice when the additional foil will keep the fiberglass cloth from soaking up liquids.
Aluminzed Silica (36 oz.) The best temperature resistance (1800° F), but the worst strength/abrasion resistance, and the most expensive. Tan one side with aluminum coating on the other side.
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Operating Room Table Bellow
Hypalon Coated Nylon
Neoprene Coated Fiberglass
Neoprene Way Cover
Aluminized Fiberglass with Zipper