Fabric air duct TEXAIR
Engineering, Production and Sales of fabric air ducts. European quality at competitive prices.
- — Fireproof. Fire safety rating B.
- — Temperature range from -50°C to 380°C.
- — Chemical and corrosion resistant.
- — Antibacterial, antistatic fabric.
- — Wide range of shapes and colours. Logo application.
- — Ducts diameter from 80 to 3200 mm.
- — Section length up to 200 m.
Types of fabric ducting
The Latvian TEXAIR Company has been working worldwide in the HVAC sector (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) and producing fabric air ducts (air socks) for air distribution since 2015. We cooperate with design teams across Europe, the US, Asia and Latin American countries, as well as installation companies for all-round customer service.
The advantages of TEXAIR
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Features of textile ducting production
The use of cutting-edge production technology combined with our great experience operating in the HVAC sphere (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) gave us a means to manufacture high-quality products. We also are constantly improve our textile duct systems and integrate new front-running technical solutions into our manufacturing process.
Having the laboratory equipped with high-precision control equipment at our disposal, we are studying the distribution of air flow under various conditions and modes of air distributor operation.
For our work we use the special features of the projects, such as air flow placement, means of air distribution, air flow remoteness, temperature difference, and other parameters. Based on the calculations, we design the optimal air duct system for the customer that will allow us to make the air exchange system that the facilities require. As a result of these air socks, TEXAIR reaches a full air distribution system.
What is fabric duct
There is no doubt that now textile ducting dominates on the ventilation systems market and gradually supplantes the more conservative alternatives.
So now the work for creating new ventilation systems can not go without the developing of textile air ducts as the one of the key elements of the technical solution.
The incredibly wide range of available options for the textile ducts allows them to fit perfectly into the any project.
Advantages of TEXAIR fabric air ducts
The company strongly focuses on the development and integration of new kinds of fabrics with different new properties like elastic, fire-proof material with a special silicon covering which stands the influence of temperatures of up to 380°C and may be used in ducts for facilities with special requirements. So the characteristics of this material exceed the essential requirements for the materials pertaining to the fire-safety category G1 and B1, and the ducts have no any needs for the any additional fire-safety protection measures by customers.
Producing the air socks, TEXAIR uses materials that are chemically resistant and non-reactive to the majority of components floating around in the air. And for using in aggressive environments or at enterprises whose equipment has high requirements for the materials, TEXAIR uses special fabrics. Some our fabrics made of out of 100% polyester with no admixtures or additives exhibits sufficient resistance to such substances as synthetic hydrochloric acid, chemically pure sulfuric acid, and ammonium chloride, which allows it to be used for ventilation systems in facilities for microcircuitry production. We are able to make ducts material with special coating with a particular combination of properties. So, customer can get a unique fabric that is the best for interaction with the aggressive environment that they work in. That's the way how we can offer a system of ducts for special kind of facility without needs to depend on the standard solutions that the market pushes.
One of the characteristics of antistatic fabric is freedom off the pressure from an electrostatic tension that is created as a result of friction from air particles. Since the ducts fabrics are primarily dielectric, fabrics are used which are made out of carboniferous thread in So customer can use such ducts in facilities which have additional requirements are necessary to protect against explosions.
TEXAIR Company has materials at its disposal with a broad range of consumer properties. Since the conditions which the fabric ducts may be used vary greatly, each kind of fabric used features its own temperature range. This allows customers to choose the most suitable solution for their facility, rather than overpaying for a universal option.
The antibacterial effect reaches by way of adding special properties to the fabric by including special threads within the material (bacteriostatic or antibacterial). The content of threads with antibacterial properties is somewhere between 5 and 99% of the entire volume of the fabric and may feature such components as triclosan, pure silver or silver ions, silver zeolites (silver with a non-organic ceramic base), copper oxides, and non-organic bonds of silver and zinc. The use of such materials lets to extend the life cycle of the fabric diffuser during intervals between operations.
The fabric ducts are produced out of certified materials characterized by a high level of durability and wear-resistance. The ducts can handle a large number of washing cycles in a washing machine. If the rules of use are properly observed, the service life of the air socks will exceed 10 years. And, considering the fact that people clean ventilation systems, as seldom as possible, fabric ducts are the most preferable option from an using perspective because the expenses is lower.
Fabric ducts are lighter-weight than metallic ducts. The maximum density of the material is about 600 g/m², so the average weight of a linear meter of a duct usually is less than a kilogram. This allows them to be snapped onto self-supported constructions in which the use of traditional systems would be out of the question. So the use of fabric air ducts allows a full ventilation system in any facilities without in any limits for the customer.
TEXAIR presents a wide selection of various standard sizes and geometrical shapes of ducts. For example for facilities with low ceilings we recommend using semi-circular-shaped ducts; and for ceilings where no systems can possibly be placed, we recommend ducts of the form of a segment or a sector. Such a variety offers give a chance to select the duct with the most convenient, lowest-cost shape option and placement, regardless of the particular features of the facility.
One of the main advantages with textile air socks is ease of assembly. In this regard, customers can save as much as up to 90% in expenses compared to dealing with traditional metallic systems. And keeping in mind that any ventilation system must be services and periodically cleaned, the ease of its disassembly and subsequent installation gives fabric ducts an unmistakable advantage over zinc-coated ducts.
Any part in TEXAIR's ducts can be easily replaced. Thanks to its simple zipper fastening connection mechanism. If suddenly for any reason one has the need to replace a segment of the duct, this can be easily done by the customer on his or her one without having to call to installation company.
TEXAIR air ducts provide for efficient distribution of air without any additional expensive distribution devices. And such ducts allow customers to cut back on their budget thanks to the simplicity of installation as well as the lower cost of the materials and components compared to the zinc-coated ducts. When folded up and packaged their overall dimensions are far less, resulting in lower delivery expenses. Textile air ducts do not require many elements that traditionally systems need, in particular: air distribution elements (diffusers, anemostats, grids, etc.), mufflers, numerous attachments and connecting parts, and fixtures.
The ducts are easily connected with metallic ducts into a unified, combined system. For assembly onto the supply line, a connecting component is provided for on the duct which can be used to connect a textile system to the end of any shape or configuration. This is very convenient since it doesn't require the manufacture of any specially shaped elements on the customer’s part.
The ducts do not require any additional measures to return a balance as a result of the air flow. The customer is geting a fully prepared, balanced system in terms of the air distribution system’s air flow and pressure. For this reason, the customer will no longer have the need to subsequently readapt the system following installation.
The ducts feature a smooth inner surface designed to minimize losses due to air friction against the wall, which impedes the deposit of contaminations fabrics used in production feature a hygiene certificate, are tested, and have been approved; they do not cause any allergic reactions and are thus completely safe and suitable for use in the various facilities. This allows air socks’ use to continue to expand in the fields where previously metallic ducts were used as default.
The air socks can be operated with faster air speeds than metallic ducts and feature a smooth inner surface. For this reason, the TEXAIR ducts do not accumulate a dust layer in the course of their operation. The entire system, including all its passages and turns, are manufactured out of fabric, so it can undergo cleaning and washing with no restriction in a washing machine. As a result, the amount customers will be able to save on subsequent servicing is also an unmistakable advantage that fabric ducts have.
The air ducts are capable of accentuating and adding variety to the design of an interior. This is yet another benefit that TEXAIR brings to the table. Depending on the customer’s interior, we can offer the choice of various construction styles and a broad color range. Furthermore, ducts with a neon lighting and their one-of-a-kind of appearance could add to your facility a touch of exclusivity. This designer solution will undoubtedly attract a greater level of attention to your facility among visitors.
Video about textile air ducts
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Fabric ductwork application
Stages of a fabric ventilation system project
Implemented fabric ventilation projects
Why are we chosen as a fabric ventilation manufacturer?
How to choose a fabric duct
Choosing the fabric air duct shape
Air socks can come in different geometric shapes, such as a circle, a semi-circle, a segment, as well as a triangular or rectangular cross section. This offers a means for them to be used in a variety of facilities, since their shape allows the ducts to be adapted to any of the customer’s requirements.
Overall dimensions of fabric duct
The diameter of the ducts that TEXAIR installs ranges from 160 to 2,000 mm. This is, as a rule, enough to distribute an air current of between 200 and 70,000 m³/h.
The interval of the diameters usually corresponds to the spacing of zinc-coated ducts’ diameters for convenience in calculating and replacing metallic ducts for textile ones. Also, adjoining and other sections of air socks are fully compatible with metallic shaped elements.
The length of separate air distribution segments can reach as much as two hundred meters and depends on such parameters as the duct’s material, air flow, and air pressure. The duct is divided up into segments that connect to each other using zippers according to its design.
Shaped elements for textile ventilation system
The air socks are just as good as metallic ducts when it comes to the flexibility of their installation. TEXAIR conducts an entire spectrum of section-shaped wares necessary to construct lines of any configuration.
Connection to the air flow equalizer
Fabric selection for textile duct
Proper selection of the duct’s fabric requires data on the system purpose (for heating, ventilation, conditioning), the temperature of the air to be supplied, the type of facility, as well as any special conditions exist that must be taken into account (high temperature, moisture, clean facility, aggressive environment, etc.). High-quality fabrics, that we use for production with base and coating of various kinds (polyester, glass fiber, polyurethane, silicon, etc.) allow to manufacture ducts suitable for work at any facility, regardless of its special factors and the complexity.
TEXAIR system of round and semi-circular ducts are made of air permeable fabric, perfect for climate control systems used for cooling. The special feature of the TEXAIR air permeable fabric is the constant air permeability value of its fabric under a certain pressure. The air permeability of the fabrics allows the air to be distributed at the low temperature without the risk of condensation formation. TEXAIR ducts are equally efficient with the use of large and small volumes of supplied air, and the air distribution is accounted for individually in each facility. Depending on the required climatic conditions, TEXAIR experts select one of eight types of fabric for the customer’s particular objectives.
Also TEXAIR ducts are produced out of air-impermeable fabrics. The air supply goes through calibrated perforation along the entire duct, which allows it to be used both in ordinary and very high facilities.
The scheme programs developed by TEXAIR engineers allows for the necessary perforation angle, size, and number of holes to be calculated for each duct segment. This allows for precise air distribution to be achieved in facilities. Depending on what one’s needs are, one can use materials with various additional characteristics – augmented durability, fireproofness, chemical resistance, etc. These air socks are supplied with in a broad color range as well.
Distribution of heat energy with continuous air flow
|Types of fabrics||Fabric contents||Air permeability||Quantity of colors||Fabric weight||G1 flammability certificate||Water resistance|
||100% polyester + polyurethane coating||No||11||230 g/m²||
||100% polyester||Yes||11||230 g/m²||
||100% polyester + internal polyurethane coating||No||1||290 g/m²||Yes||>2000 mm|
||100% polyamide / polyester + internal polyurethane coating||No||11||105 g/m²||
||100% polyamide / polyester||Yes||11||105 г/м2||
||100% polyester||No||1||230 g/m²||
||100% glass fiber + double-sided silicon coating||No||2||570 g/m²||Yes||>3000 mm|
||Glass fiber + double-sided polyurethane coating||No||2||510 g/m²||Yes||>3000 mm|
- TEX-Sti: TEXAIR Standart Impermeable
- TEX-Stp: TEXAIR Standart Permeable
- TEX-Lti: TEXAIR light Impermeable
- TEX-Ltp (Light Permeable): light air permeable polyester 100%
- TEX-Lti-RS (Light Impermeable Rip-Stop): ultralight reinforced air impermeable polyester 100%
- TEX-StAb: TEXAIR Standart Antibacterial
- TEX-Fpu: TEXAIR Fiber Polyurethane
- TEX-Fsi: TEXAIR Fiber Silicone
Kinds of fabric for the ducts by facility types
|Types of fabrics||TEX-Lti||TEX-Sti||TEX-Stp||TEX-StpF||TEX-StAb||TEX-Fpu||TEX-Fsi|
|Logistics / Warehouses||+||+||+||+|
TEXAIR textile air ducts materials’ chemical resistance
|Chemical substance||Air duct material||Material coating|
|Polyether (polyester)||Polyamide||Polyurethane (PUR)||Silicon (VMQ)|
|Flax seed oil||+||+||+||*|
+ stable in any concentration
% stable in a maximum % concentration
°C stable up to a maximum temperature
* conditionally stable
/ no data
Choice of fabric duct color
The TEX-Lti and TEX-Sti materials are the most widespread and are used in the majority of projects. They are available in 12 different color options although customers mainly go with white or bright grey.
Fabrics with special properties are available in a limited color range.
Frequently asked questions about fabric ductwork
How much does a fabric duct cost
What are the main features of fabric ducting
- Facility ventilation: no draft even under conditions of very high air exchange intensity (air is distributed through air permeable or microperforated fabric).
- High level of intermixture: of the supplied air with the air located in the facility (as air is distributed through an enormous amount of small holes).
- Washable: in an ordinary industrial washing machine for maintaining the necessary cleanliness (may also be decontaminated).
- No duct corrosion: due to the chemical resistance of the materials used against most bonds present in the air.
- No risk of condensate formation: on the surface of the air distribution system (with the use of air permeable fabric).
- Light-weight: of the system thanks to the light weight of the textile sleeve as well as the intricate manufactured elements made from the same material.
- Quick installation: and dismantlement Thanks to a system of light attachments snapped onto a cable or inserted into a groove of the installation section.
- No noise during: operation due to a property of the textile materials that they do not transfer sound waves well.
- Original appearance: the ability to select an appropriate color (company style).
- Low cost the total combined cost of the ducts, installation expenses, shipping expenses, and finishing works turn out about 1.5 to 3 times cheaper.
Can we print on duct fabric
The sublimation print method that TEXAIR Company uses offers an opportunity to make your facilities more colorful and standing out more. The air duct, as an interior object regularly in people’s vision, can be placed to brand style. Placed under the ceiling, it will catch attention to your brand. This is especially true for office spaces and malls. Sublimation print technology makes a base for applying high-quality images. And the technology is absolutely harmless and used in the manufacture of clothing and textiles.
The image is placed with a special paint. It transfers off of a special paper under the influence of high temperature (up to 190 degrees Celsius) onto the textile. Special inks under the influence of the temperature transform from a hard state into a gaseous state. So the paint particles deeply seep into the structure of the fabric. The result is a beautiful, colorful picture that does not fade, does not crack, and preserves its original appearance for a long time.
How to install a fabric duct
No special skills are required to install the textile ventilation system. Due to the special fixing system and the light weight, the ducting can be installed by 1 person in 2-3 hours. The fixing system on the profiles also allows for installation and removal from a single point. Read the instructions on how to install the fabric ducting yourself
How to clean fabric air ducts
Aggressive environments and repeated washing reduce the product’s service lifetime. The manufacturer does not indicate any particular requirements regarding the frequency in which the products are washed and leaves it up to the desicion of the company and its rules, where the product will be used. The air socks’ washing may be performed by hand or in a washing machine in accordance with the following wishes:
- Washing have to be performed using not particularly harsh washing or disinfecting substances at a temperature no higher than 45°C over the course of 15 minutes.
- Drying should be with temperature, that is normal for human living and depending on the kind of fabric should not take more than 3-4 hours.
What is the service life of fabric ducts
The service lifetime of the air socks directly depends on the type of fabric, conditions of use, and in the case that the producer’s requirements are reached can extend to over 15 years.
What guarantee for textile ducts
Having air filters in the ventilation systems is a required condition of the warranty.
- The producer provides a 10-year warranty on the materials TEX-Lti, TEX-Sti, and TEX-Stp.
- The producer provides a 3-year warranty on materials with a glass or siliceous foundation or those with a special coating: TEX-StAab, TEX-Fpu, and TEX-Fsi.
- The fitting and attachment elements come with a warranty of one year.
Product certificates serve as the document confirming the warranty.
"Air socks" correspond to the government’s sanitary and epidemiological rules and norms. The producer guarantees that the established parameters in the product’s mode of operation and reliability figures are provided for assuming that the Customer observes the technical parameters over the entire course of the product’s use.
In the case that during the warranty period production defects are discovered on the product or segments of it at the fault of the manufacturer, the latter will be obliged to eliminate the defects or replace the failed section components within the shortest time period technically possible.
What is included in the ducting
The air duct package upon delivery includes:
- Air flow equalizers (cone-shaped net at the entrance for dispersing air)
- Input adapters for connecting textile channels
- Cable or profile suspension holders (attached to the surface of the duct)
- Required shaped elements
- Work documentation package (work drafts, specification, assembly scheme, product certificate).
How textile air ducts are packaged for delivery
Packaging is conducted according to the manufacturing company's rules and ensures the preservation of the air ducts during shipping in covered vehicles of any type.
Packaging of the ducts is performed in an indoor ventilated facility with an environmental temperature of 15 to 35°C with a relative moisture of up to 80% of aggressive admixtures in the environment.
How to adjust the height of the textile duct
The use of hangers with adjustable length makes it possible to reduce or increase the fixing height of any section of fabric ducting.
Does dust accumulate in fabric duct
No. These ventilation systems have no elements that protrude from the main duct, so there are no stagnant areas.
What is the durability of fabric ducting
Fabric ducting is made of synthetic material with basalt thread reinforcement. This makes it possible to withstand pneumatic shocks, which often occur during commissioning.
How to make air distribution if the ventilation system has very low pressure
The TEXAIR fabric range includes fabrics from 55 g/m² to ensure good air distribution at pressures from 20 Pa. Our engineers have prepared an article on correct air distribution in the ventilation system
Does condensation form when using a fabric ventilation system
No. The ducting is manufactured using a fabric that allows 20 to 40 m³ of air per square metre through its fibre structure, thus eliminating the possibility of condensation forming on the surface of the ducting.
About company TEXAIR
Air is necessary condition for all lifes on the Earth, and TEXAIR's mission is the creating the best access to quality air for the human life and activity. And we understand that people live not only in a physical space, but also in a spiritual one, and so we do all we can for making that our business brings the most positive emotions not only to our employees, but also to our partners, which orders our products. Our goal is the help to create harmony between people and the nature.