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Well, as you can imagine, they have tremendous issues with lubricants because the various lubricants will often carbonize. When this happens, [CO.sub.2] must be blown on the machines to clean them, resulting in production downtime, which in turn results in additional costs."
When exposed to heat or flame, the fibers carbonize and expand, reducing the oxygen content within the fabric.
For example, suppliers say that when molding polycarbonate, dust particles allowed to enter a machine's injection unit can degrade to the point where they carbonize and show up as black specks in clear parts.