ST. PAUL, Minn. — June 2, 2021 — 3M — a producer of technical high-temperature, continuous aluminum oxide fibers — has announced that 3M Nextel 312 ceramic fibers and textiles have been released from export license requirements under the U.S. Commerce Control List (CCL), export control classification number (ECCN) 1C010.c.
A final rule published March 29, 2021, by the U.S. Department of Commerce removes export license requirements for Nextel 312 products, including Nextel 312 fibers, rovings, yarns, sewing threads, tapes, sleevings and fabrics.
Nextel 312 products can perform at higher operating temperatures compared to other high-temperature textile materials such as aramids, quartz or glass. Tested to withstand continuous use temperatures of up to 2192°F (1200°C), the Nextel 312 products are now available globally, reducing previous barriers that slowed down global customer adoption.
3M has also added capacity for all Nextel fiber grades over the past couple of years to better respond to the needs of existing customers and serve new customers in various industries and applications around the globe.
Posted June 2, 2021