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What is "Aramid Fiber" - Definition & Explanation

The generic name for fibres composed of synthetic linear macromolecules that have in the chain recurring amide groups, at least 85% of which are joined directly to two aromatic rings and in which imide groups may be substituted for up to 50% of the amide groups.
A manufactured fiber in which the fiber-forming material is a long chain synthetic polyamide having at least 85% of its amide linkages (-NH0CO-) attached directly to two aromatic rings.
Aramid fiber (1961) is a fire-resistant and strong synthetic fiber. It is used in aerospace and military applications, for "bullet-proof" body armor fabric, and as an asbestos substitute. The term is a shortened form of "aromatic polyamide".
A manufactured fibre, that exhibits high strength and high modulus. It is known commercially as Kevlar, Technora or Twaron.

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