Hose Protection

Darco Southern in the Hose Fabrication Industry

Over 40 Years of Industry Service

Darco Southern has been providing thermal protection solutions to the Hose Fabrication industry for more than 40 years from our Independence, VA and Spring City, PA manufacturing facilities. When the hose fabricators and distributors need High Temperature Sleeving, Tapes or Wraps, Firesleeve, Firesleeve with Hook & Loop closure and Saturated Expandable fiberglass sleeve for their assemblies, they continue to come to Darco Southern.

  • Worker Life Safety
  • Insulation/Heat Containment
  • Hose and Cable Heat & Flame Protection

Darco Southern High Temp Sleeves & Silicone Coated Products are the Hose Fabrication Industry Standard

Darco Southern Fiberglass and Silica sleeves and wraps are offered in a variety of thicknesses, sizes, and materials to meet your hose fabrication needs. Expandable fiberglass sleeves with and without saturant are also used for thermal protection of hoses where molten splash is not a primary concern. Many hose covers and sleeves are designed to use multiple layers of high temperature products to provide additional insulation and meet certain temperature ratings. In addition to our fiberglass and silica product lines, ceramic fiber and basalt tapes, blankets, and cloths can be used to manufacture custom hose coverings.  Several different closures can be added to our sleeves to aid in installation.

Darco Southern silicone-coated fiberglass Firesleeve and tape have become an industry standard with their ability to deflect a molten metal splash while providing constant radiant heat protection up to 500°F/260°C. Firesleeve is the hose fabricator’s first choice for protecting their hose assemblies.  Firesleeve with Hook & Loop closure provides excellent heat protection while allowing easy retrofitting of existing cables and hoses. End Seal Wrap is a self-adhering silicone tape that allows the fabricator to seal the firesleeve assembly ends with an aesthetically superior and better performing finish to liquid end dip products.

Engineered, Custom Solutions

In addition to our standard products, Darco Southern has in-house engineering and custom fabrication capabilities for providing solutions to the most demanding thermal challenges.  In collaboration with your team, we review your application, performance requirements and all product options to find the optimal solution.  Ask us about our Darco Southern 4D Process!

Typical Materials

  • SILICONE (500°F/260°C)
  • FIBERGLASS (1000°F/540°C)
  • BASALT (1400°F/750°C)
  • FIBERGLASS W/ VERMICULITE COATING (1500°F/815°C)
  • SILICA (1800°F/980°C)
  • CERAMIC (2300°F/1260°C)