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any of various flame-resistant and strong synthetic fibres used in, for example, firefighters' clothing and body armour


(ˈær ə mɪd)

any of a class of synthetic aromatic long-chain polyamides capable of extrusion into very strong heat-resistant fibers.
[1970–75; probably ar (omatic) + -amid, resp. of amide]
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PEN is widely regarded as a high performance member of the polyester family, much as aramid is a high performance nylon.
Table 8 - strength (N) of dipped aramid cords predipped with Ionothane Std.
com/research/5lb8t6/2012_deep) has announced the addition of the "2012 Deep Research Report on Global and China Aramid Paper Industry" report to their offering.
3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Aramid fiber, a new high-tech synthetic fiber, falls into two types: meta-aramid fiber and para-aramid fiber, with the latter is superior to the latter in terms of technical difficulty and performance indicator.
com adds Global and China Aramid Fiber Industry Report, 2015-2018 that says as of Oct 2015, worldwide aramid fiber capacity has approached 130kt mostly distributed in North America, Europe, and Asia.
In the cord fabric, the warp yam is a composite cord constituted of at least one aramid first twist yam and one aliphatic polyamide first twist yam and the weft yam is a spun yam of meta system aramid fiber.
US Patent 8,835,600 (September 16, 2014), "Process of Forming an Aramid Copolymer," Kiu-Seung Lee (E.
The Visiongain author of The Composites Market 2012-2022: Glass Fibre, Carbon Fibre & Aramid Fibre report commented that "The global composites market will experience robust and accelerating growth, as the economic conditions in Europe improve and as the emerging markets increase their usage of composites.
Teijin Aramid BV and Teijin Techno Products Limited, core members of Teijin's Aramid Fibers Business Group, have been developing HP-PE production processes and products in their respective research facilities in Arnhem, the Netherlands and Iwakuni, Japan.
in between carbon fibers, the new Aramid KV shaft from Carbon Express is tough enough to survive serious impacts.
Its toughness is said to be twice that of Kevlar aramid fiber.
A flame-resistant knitted fabric made of 50 percent wool and 50 percent aramid is also under development for use in manufacturing underwear, hand wear, and headwear.