The niche for aramids
is focused more around wear reduction than on reinforcement.
, cottons, PAN carbons, nylons and polyesters, treated and untreated, can be introduced to a wide array of simple and complex compounds to improve properties ranging from strength to wear resistance to dimensional stability, even noise suppression, often with the added benefit of reducing costs.
is a subsidiary of the Teijin Group (TSE: 3401) and world leader in aramids
are synthetic fibers made from polymer aromatic polyamide are mainly of two types, para aramid
and meta aramid
Stephens says that at this stage, the more obvious benefits of carbon fibre over the aramids
appear to be in stretch resistance, with test results suggesting that the fibre would potentially last better in use because, unlike the aramids
, carbon is virtually impervious to break down with UV light.
are among the best known of the high-performance, synthetic, organic fibers.
, UHME polyethylene, and POA are the major types of specialty synthetic fibers.
Developments in aramid
include using it to replace glass, steel and polyester, as well as the development of additional new kinds of aramids
Six times more impact resistant than aramids
at a similar weight and at the same stiffness
The report " Glass Fiber Market & Specialty Synthetic Fibers Market by Type (Para & Meta Aramids
, UHMW Polyethylene, Carbon Fiber, POA, Glass Fiber, and others), Application (Aerospace & Defense, Automotive, Wind Energy, Safety applications, and Friction Materials), and Region - Trends & Forecast to 2020", published by MarketsandMarkets, defines and segments the global glass fiber market and specialty synthetic fibers market with an analysis and forecast of value by type, such as aramids
, UHMW Polyethylene, carbon fiber, and others.
However, maintaining the ethylene units ensures melt processability of higher-molecular-weight polymers, unlike wholly aromatic polyesters or aramids
com/reports/c19788) has announced the addition of Fibres for Technical Textiles: Para Aramids
and High Performance Polyethylene to their offering.