Aluminized clothing is used primarily to protect against high levels of radiant heat. Aluminized fabric is constructed with a flame resistant base layer, and an aluminium film is bonded to the surface. It can reflect up to 95% of radiant heat, and can reduce the flow of ambient heat by up to 50% compared with non-aluminized garments.
During the smelting process in a foundry, workers frequently come into close proximity with high temperature molten metal and become subjected to high levels of radiant heat. Aluminized clothing is capable of reflecting most of the thermal radiation and helps to keep the wearer’s body at a normal temperature.
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