JPS created the Astroquartz ® line of fabrics in 1964 in support of the NASA Gemini and Apollo missions. Since its creation Astroquartz ® has established itself as the recognized leader in pure (99.9% +) silica grade fabrics. The electrical, thermal, and strength properties of Astroquartz® are unparalleled. Today Astroquartz ® can be found in many groundbreaking applications including in-flight wifi radomes for commercial aviation, military radomes in fourth and fifth generation military aircraft, heat shields for orbital and martian space explorers, and as thermal protection for sensors and other temperature sensitive parts. All of our Astroquartz ® fabrics are certifiable to AMS 3846 C.
There are two types of Astroquartz ® currently available, Astroquartz ® II and Astroquartz ® III. The silica content of both are equivalent at 99.9% +. The difference lies with the input yarn sizes. Astroquartz ® II relies on 9 micron input yarn laments while Astroquartz ® III relies on 14 micron input yarn laments. The physical properties of the two types are negligible. The difference is with availability and price.
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