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Aramid fiber (1961) is a synthetic fiber, a fire-resistant polyamide, is a favorite for aerospace and military; bullet-proof protective "armor" fabric, as well as an asbestos substitute.

A well-known type of aramid fiber (a para-aramid) is commonly known by its Dupont trade name, Kevlar.

Table of contents
1 Aramid fiber characteristics
2 Major Industrial Aramid Fiber Uses
3 Production
4 See also

Aramid fiber characteristics

Major Industrial Aramid Fiber Uses


The Federal Trade Commission definition for Aramid fiber is "A manufactured fiber in which the fiber-forming substance is a long-chain synthetic polyamide in which at least 85 percent of the amide linkages are attached directly to two aromatic rings."

Aramid fiber is produced by spinning a solid fiber from a liquid chemical blend.

First U.S. Commercial Aramid Fiber Production: 1961, DuPont Company

Current U.S. Aramid Fiber Producers: DuPont Textiles & Interiors

See also