- The plain woven aramid fabric (width = 100 cm) is woven from man-made high-performance aramid fibers into a bi-directional balanced fabric.
- The term aramid is short for "aromatic-polyamide". The aramid fibers are bundles of endless aramid filaments . The filaments are composed from molecules that are characterized by relatively rigid polymer chains. These molecules are linked by strong hydrogen bonds that transfer mechanical stress very efficiently, making it possible to use chains of relatively low molecular weight. Well known aramid fibers are Kevlar and Twaron.
- Aramid fibers show high tensile strength, high stiffness (modulus), good resistance to abrasion, no electric conductivity, high chemical resistance, low flammability and high temperature resistance.
- Typical end-uses: Marine industry, Aerospace industry, Sport and leisure, Transportation industry, Industrial components.
- The plain woven aramid fabric is mostly used in combination with epoxy resins.