Aramid Fiber Kevlar® Twaron® Hybrids
Aramid fiber’s properties make it suitable for many industries. It can be found in optical fiber, cables, ballistics (helmets, vests & armor), elastomer reinforcements (hoses, transmission belts & conveyer belts), tires, linear tension members (rope & Cable), Heat & Cut protection (boots, clothing, aprons, gloves & helmets) and our favorite Composites.
Due to its low density, stiffness and high resistance to damage it is widely used in the marine and transportation industries to build lighter, stronger, stiffer and more durable parts. Aramid is ideal for hulls, in fact almost all of the boats in the Volvo Ocean Race use Aramid reinforcements. Many high performance power boats and high speed ferries also take advantage of weight savings and increased fatigue resistance of this high performance fiber.
With today’s increasing fuel costs and demand for increased speeds you can not debate that even recreational power and sailboats can benefit from the weight savings and increased strength using Aramid and Aramid/Fiberglass hybrids. You are also building in value by using a damage and fatigue resistant fiber that is sure to extend the usable life of you composite parts.