Thanks to the ongoing trend toward larger, more luxurious motorboats and sailing yachts, and a distinct rise in fast cruising and racing, the demand for greater strength and safety has grown in recent years. In sails, Aramid is used for its high modulus, low weight and flex fatigue resistance. The strength, stiffness and dimensional stability of Aramid-reinforced laminated sails help make it possible for racing yachts to compete at the highest level. Our other high-performance para-aramid fiber has proven itself in the sailcloth industry because of its exceptional flex fatigue and strength. Finally, in hulls, Aramid brings a wide range of benefits, including high strength, energy absorption, low weight and vibration- and sound-dampening properties.
The automotive industry is one of the world’s most important economic sectors by revenue. The current trends in this industry are largely driven by the need to reduce CO2 emissions and by rising energy costs (driven in turn by decreasing oil reserves). This requires innovative developments within the entire industry in the form of new driving technologies – and in particular with regard to reducing weight in the body, chassis and engine without sacrificing safety and comfort.
The properties of fiberglass makes it an ideal composite to be used in wind energy. The strength-to-weight ratio allows for strength, but not at the cost of smaller blades. Fiberglass also provides a high tensile strength, helping manufacturers to achieve larger blades and higher energy output. Even in the toughest environments, the corrosion resistance properties help to grow the wind industry, going into offshore wind farms worldwide.Applications:Wind blades , Nacelles
The protection and defense market is demanding solutions against ever more sophisticated violent attacks – as well as products for the workplace, where industrial facilities are becoming increasingly complex. In addition, there is a great need for these protection products to be flexible, lightweight and comfortable.Police officers, soldiers, prison guards, cash carriers – even private individuals – need protection from all types of bullets, as well as from knives and sharp objects. And firefighters need equipment that delivers superior thermal protection and flame resistance, as well as resistance to tears and abrasion.Furthermore, employers and workers are increasingly demanding personal protective equipment that provides effective resistance against heat, electric arcs, flash fires, cuts and mechanical impacts.This is a tough set of demands – and they can all be met by our aramid and High tenacity fibers.