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Teijin Aramid shows next generation aramid solutions for ballistic panels

News International-French

11 Jun 2013

Teijin Aramid will launch the next generation aramid fabric Twaron CT 608, based on the high performing lightweight aramid yarn, Twaron 550dtex f1000.

Tests conducted on Twaron CT 608 fabrics proved that it is possible to achieve up to 20% weight reduction of a ballistic panel while offering the same ballistic performance. Teijin Aramid also announced it’s now offering new water repellent treatments for its ballistic fabrics ensuring the best performance level even in wet conditions.

Confronted with higher threat levels, usage in more extreme climates and an increasing demand for weight savings is requesting new products. The new Twaron CT 608 fabric is providing a significant weight reduction at the same ballistic performance or an increased ballistic performance at the same weight of a vest.

Karl Henke, Business Manager Ballistics at Teijin Aramid says: “Twaron CT 608 is constructed as such that it will even meet the  most challenging military requirements, both on fragment as on bullet resistance.”

Twaron CT 608 is based on the high performing lightweight aramid yarn, Twaron 550dtex f1000, the world’s first ultra-microfilament para-aramid fiber. “This yarn provides more ballistic stopping power than any other para-aramid yarn on the market today. Never before has strength been so lightweight”, said Henke. To address even more demanding threats, fabrics made out of this ultra-thin Twaron yarn can be combined with other products to create hybrid solutions.

Water repellent treatment

Teijin Aramid is offering different treatments for its ballistic fabrics. One of these is Water Repellent Treatment (WRT), ensuring ballistic fabrics remain on a high performance level even in wet conditions. It introduced three improved water repellent treatment recipes for its clients. These new treatments are more environmentally friendly than the water repellent treatment finish that has been used in the past. High demanding ballistic testing has been used for both dry and wet conditions to prove performance being at least equivalent or superior to current technology.

The introduction of the new fabric and water repellent treatments will take place at the International Trade Fair for Technical Textiles and Nonwovens in Frankfurt, Germany from 11 to 13 June 2013.

About Teijin Aramid:
Teijin Aramid is a subsidiary of the Teijin Group and world leader in aramids. Its products Twaron, Sulfron, Teijinconex and Technora are renowned for their strength, sustainability, safety, heat resistance and low weight and is used in different applications and markets including automotive, ballistic protection, marine, civil engineering, protective clothing, fiber optic cables and oil & gas. The four high performance fibers are produced in the Netherlands and Japan.

Teijin Limited, the holding company for the Teijin Group, is listed on the Tokyo and Osaka stock exchanges. The group has some 150 companies and around 17,000 employees spread out over 20 countries worldwide.  It posted consolidated sales of JPY745.7 billion (USD 7.4 billion) and total assets of JPY 762.4 billion (USD7.6 billion) in the fiscal year ending March 31, 2013.