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kevlar

A trade name for a fiber-reinforced composite material noted for its flexibility, lightness, and properties that are superior to that of fiberglass. It is used as a reinforcing fabric for composite aircraft construction.
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Kwolek, the chemist who invented the super strong and lightweight fibre, Kevlar, has died aged 95.
Results showed that the MWCNTs was improved the impact response and was restricted the damage size in the woven Kevlar fiber composites.
Kevlar is a synthetic fibre known as poly-paraphenylene terephthalamide.
Kevlar is a para-aramid, a subclass of aramid, which is a highly ordered molecular structure that translates to impressive tensile strength (five times the strength of steel, pound for pound).
Further research showed that Kevlar "decomposes" between 427 and 482 degrees C and the requirement, in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), mandates that a sample be placed in an oven at 750 degrees C for 20 minutes don't think the Kevlar is going to make it.
Three types of fibres, including glass, carbon, and Kevlar, were used in fabricating the specimens.
From the Hungarian Grand Prix onwards, all tyres will comprise last year's structure - with Kevlar again the main component - with this year's compounds.
Kevlar does not heat up as much as steel, so the switch may benefit Mercedes, who had suffered earlier in the season with overheating tyres.
The Socrates have kevlar fibres, usually found in bulletproof vests, sewn into the sole, toes and heel.
DuPont(NYSE: DD), a science and engineering company, has launched its USD500m Cooper River Kevlar (R) facility near Charleston.
The Kevlar bike shorts are intended to protect against debris from small blasts, Fuller said, adding that the silk underwear will also better protect the pelvic and groin areas.
This acquisition includes an explosive storage unit that meets the US Military requirement for Limited Arc Magazines; a novel lightweight armor that outperforms Kevlar but at a fraction of the cost of Kevlar; a lightweight thermal barrier that can withstand a 1500 F direct flame for six hours; and a modular, flat packed, light weight and high performance wall that can be delivered by helicopter into a operational theater and erected by a four man team in a few hours.