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Composites rely on aramid’s strength

Twaron brand aromatic polyamide (aramid) fibers are finding increased demand in a number of composite applications including the sports and leisure sector, aerospace, general industry, and civil engineering. The molecules of this material are characterized by rigid polymer chains linked by strong hydrogen bonds that transfer mechanical stress. This permits the use of chains of relatively low molecular weight. Twaron fibers have high modulus, low weight, and flex-fatigue resistance for applications such as boat hulls.

Twaron brand aromatic polyamide (aramid) fibers are finding increased demand in a number of composite applications including the sports and leisure sector, aerospace, general industry, and civil engineering. The molecules of this material are characterized by rigid polymer chains linked by strong hydrogen bonds that transfer mechanical stress. This permits the use of chains of relatively low molecular weight. Twaron fibers have high modulus, low weight, and flex-fatigue resistance for applications such as boat hulls. They are also finding use in rods for circuit breakers in industrial components where the combination of high modulus and aramid’s dielectric properties offer specific advantages.[email protected]

Teijin Aramid BV, Arnhem, Netherlands; +31-26-366-5525; www.teijinaramid.com

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