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| | Aug 15, 2010 | 1:00 pm
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Touting it as the HVAC industry’s first fabric duct air dispersion system for chemically harsh environments, DuctSox, a fabric HVAC duct systems manufacturer, has announced the introduction of ChemSox.

DuctSox claims that the product can be used in metal plating, paper/pulp, wastewater treatment, chemical processing, plastics manufacturing, petrochemical, battery manufacturing and other highly corrosive and caustic industries. The company further claims that although ChemSox was developed for chemical resistance in environments using substances such as hydrochloric acid, sodium sulphate and isopropanol, it also resists the corrosiveness of many other chemicals. DuctSox enumerates what it claims to be additional advantages and product features:

  • It is recyclable
  • It is made of inert high density polyethylene (HDPE) fabric, so outlasts conventional polyester-based fabric duct and accessories
  • Up to 50% less expensive than the materials and installation costs of coated metal, aluminum and stainless steel ductwork
  • It is available in round, pliable lengths of semi-translucent fabric that use zippers to join sections together
  • Sections are available up to 50 feet in length and in diameteres from six to 56 inches
  • Unlike metal duct/register systems, it features a high-throw design that delivers air throws of up to 75 feet and a uniform linear array of orifices that offers a more even air distribution
  • Installs 25% to 50% faster than conventional ductwork and is 90% lighter than metal duct – ideal for retrofit or direct drop in replacement installation situations where plant downtime and roof loads are limited
  • Comes with suspension systems of anti-corrosive materials, such as stainless steel track, cable and hanging clips, aluminum H-track, plastic-coated cable systems
  • An inlet collar with DuctSox’s proprietary DuctBelt, attachment loops and other accessories are also constructed of generally inert materials
  • Improved indoor air quality (IAQ) and increased mechanical equipment efficiencies due to better air dispersion
  • Easy to disassemble and clean
  • Comes with a one-year limited warranty
  • Offers factory engineering and customer support

Commenting on the product, Kevin Gebke, DuctSox’s Product Development Engineer, said: “DuctSox is a custom manufacturer with full range of research and development services. We’ve researched many fabric materials and the specialised, high endurance threads and PVC-coated webbing of ChemSox HDPE provides an excellent solution for businesses with unique chemical environments.”

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