screens are generally used to shield chipping, cutting, grinding
and welding applications from the unprotected eye and to contain
sparks and flames from spreading beyond the work area. Some of these
screens such as our CanvasShield 1200 FR, and our ThoroShield 1300
FR are opaque reinforced fire retardant fabrics that offer 100% visual
protection and particle containment from grinding and blasing operations.
Our WeldView line of welding screens comes in 6 different transparent
colors for varying degrees of UV protection. The green and gray WeldView
screens offer the most protection, the orange and yellow offer moderate
protection, and the blue offers little UV ray protection.
Metal and welding shop applications such as chipping, grinding,
heat treating, sand blasting, welding, cutting, and painting often
require enclosures for safety. Welding curtains are designed to be
used only in a vertical/curtain configuration. They are not intended
to be used horizontally as a blanket. They do not have the Fahrenheit
rating, strength, or fireproof rating necessary to catch slag or
other molten materials. THOR welding screens are sold as A) a complete
kit with the 18 gauge tubular metal frame included or B) as replacement
curtains designed to fit virtually any standard frame regardless
Alternate fabrics are available in addition to those shown here
on our website up to and including 36 oz/sy silica and Kevlar reinforced
blankets. We also specialize in manufacturing custom screens designed
to fit your specific needs. These screens may be customized with
D-rings, Velcro, Zippers, multiple layers, and fabricated into flat
or dimensional covers. You will need to contact us with theses specific
needs by phone, fax, or e-mail.
THOR welding screens may also be ordered with our Velcro Tab system
to easily join screens together to form two sided, three sides, and
completely enclosed four sided configurations.
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Frequently Asked Questions
We have a requirement to put fire blankets around
some semi-tires in our application. Our question is around how well
does the material stand up to extended exposure to sunlight, water
and freeze thaw cycles etc. Is it better to get a coated blanket
for the environmental concern? Also after some fire exposure testing
we may be requesting custom fit blankets for the longer application.
Is that something you can do?
I would go with a coated fabric. An uncoated fiberglass
or silica product could wick moisture and cause early breakdown
of the fibers. Sunlight is no factor. As long as you are not talking
cryogenic like temperatures, the cold should not have an effect
on the blankets once they return to a reasonable temperature. They
will get brittle at very low temperatures, below 32 degrees F,
but would retain their resistance to slag, sparks, etc.
What type of thread do you use on your welding screens? What is the thread's thickness?
Type E-18, Teflon coated fiberglass, thread size #12 equivalent .017 diameter.