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Cost-effective and low weight protection for police and security forces

News International-French

13 Nov 2013

Anti-ballistic vests for police and security forces need to offer low weight, comfort and protection against bullets. Therefore, Teijin Aramid introduces Twaron Unidirectional Laminate UD22, providing enhanced protection, low weight and well-balanced price/performance ratios.

Twaron UD22 is a so-called unidirectional laminate, available for use in soft body armor and consisting of two plies of Twaron yarn plied in a 0˚/90˚ configuration. It uses smart Unidirectional (UD) technology which aligns the Twaron fibers in each layer in parallel direction. Each layer is individually constructed within a resin matrix, and thermoplastic film is laminated to the top and bottom of the two UD plies to ensure maximum abrasion resistance.

In a fast changing environment where we experience growing threats of violence, today’s anti-ballistic products need to meet increasingly complex specifications – e.g. ballistic performance and stab protection in one vest or protection against a wider spectrum of projectile and fragment types. This requires advanced hybrid solutions for protective vests. Twaron UD22 in combination with other Twaron fabrics, laminates, shields and coated materials is likely to become the state-of-the-art response to the challenging demands we will see in the near future.

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