Aramid fibers are notable for their heat-resistence and strength. They are most often used in aerospace and military applications, particularly in personal armor composites for protection from ballistic forces.
DuPont has launched Kevlar XP for hard armor applications to provide extra protection and extra performance in ballistic protection applications.
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Demand for advanced fiber, virgin and reclaimed, is on an upswing after a dip during the recent recession. Fiber suppliers are gearing up to meet an expected increase in demand as manufacturers in a number of composites end-markets scale up or start up part development and production programs.SOURCEBOOK 2015: The online edition CompositesWorld
Welcome to the online SOURCEBOOK, the searchable, updatable, Internet-based counterpart to CompositesWorld's annually published print SOURCEBOOK.Fiber reinforcement forms (2015) CompositesWorld
Fibers used to reinforce composites are supplied directly by fiber manufacturers and indirectly by converters in a number of different forms, which vary depending on the application. Here's a guide to what's available.The fiber (2015) CompositesWorld
The structural properties of composite materials are derived primarily from the fiber reinforcement. Fiber types, their manufacture, their uses and the end-market applications in which they find most use are described.Composites 2015: A multitude or markets CompositesWorld
Although the effects of the 2008 global financial downturn are still felt in some sectors, the composites industry, in general, showed health, growth and a renewed focus on innovation.