Fabric Characteristics: Aramid (Nomex) vs Fiberglass

Quick Summary

Are your filter bags failing prematurely in your high temperature application? It could be your filter media. Explore two of the commonly used filter media used for high temperature applications; Aramid and Fiberglass. Includes an overview of their characteristics and how they perform with moist heat, acids, and more.

Are you looking for the best media fit for your baghouse filters? Having issues or are you changing out your filters too often?  Looking into the media you use and how that fits your application can be one way to get you to the next step or solution.


Listed below are the benefits and characteristics of two types of media (out of several) that we can supply.  If you would like any more information, spec sheets, or to talk to a responsive representative that can help, please contact us at 888-221-0312


Aramid (Nomex):

  • Max Continuous Operating Temp: 400 Deg F
  • Abrasion: Excellent
  • Energy Absorption: Good
  • Filtration Properties: Excellent
  • Moist Heat: Good
  • Alkalines: Good
  • Mineral Acids: Poor



  • Max Continuous Operating Temp: 500 Deg F
  • Abrasion: Fair
  • Energy Absorption: Fair
  • Filtration Properties: Fair
  • Moist Heat: Excellent
  • Alkalines: Fair
  • Mineral Acids: Poor


Some of the information presented above is for general guideline purposes.  Varying sets of conditions may affect performance.

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