Amadeusz Juskowiak

Du pont co dd launches improved aramid fibers

The Du Pont Co said it has devloped a new generation of highstrength aramid fibers which is stiffer and less absorbant than previous generations

Du Pont said the new product Kevlar 149 is up to 40 pct stiffer than first generation aramids and absorbs less than half the moister of other similar aramid fibers

Kevlar was invented by Du Pont in the late 1960s and is five times stronger than steel and 10 times stronger than aluminum on an equal wieght basis and is used to replace metals in a variety of products according to the company