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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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As of now extra Technora capacity is available for Teijin Aramids customers globally.
Aramids, 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.
Teijin Aramid is a subsidiary of the Teijin Group and world leader in aramids.
Furthermore, Teijin Aramids focus on sustainability has led to the development of their Customer Benefit Model (CBM), which provides a complete overview of the environmental and financial impact of the belt, showing that environmental and financial practices can go together.
This agreement with MACRO Industries represents Teijin Aramids goal to collaborate with partners and participate in a global ecosystem where people work with Twaron.
The addition of CVD coated aramids to our commercial product lines opens up new possibilities for our high performance conductive fibers.
These are mostly composites with re-enforcing fibres made of aramids (aromatic polyamides) embedded in a matrix made of another polymer.
It offers higher cut resistance than bulky medium-weight aramids, and far more comfort than thick heavy-weight aramids and tougher engineered yarns that are traditionally combined with glass or steel fibres to increase their cut resistance.
The niche for aramids is focused more around wear reduction than on reinforcement.
Reinforcing materials include alloy wire, fiberglass, aramid, polyester and flame-retardant meta-aramids in either knitted or woven constructions.
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.
Developments in aramid include using it to replace glass, steel and polyester, as well as the development of additional new kinds of aramids.