Detailed Product Description:
Kevlar® is a registered trademark of the DuPont Corporation for its family of
high strength, high modulus aramid fibers. Aramid is technically an aromatic
polyamide—a distant cousin of Nylon. It is light in weight, about five times stronger
than steel, ten times stronger than aluminum with only about 43% of the density
of conventional fiberglass.
It is resistant to corrosion, is non-conductive, and most importantly relative to carbon
fiber, is highly resistant to impact damage.
This was one of the first high strength synthetic fibers to gain acceptance in the
reinforced plastics industry. Unlike the previous synthetic reinforcing fibers,
Kevlar® has a considerably higher tensile strength and modulus than fiberglass.
It is usually used for structures requiring good stiffness, high abrasion resistance, and
Current applications include lightweight boat hulls such as kayaks and canoes, aircraft
fuselage panels, pressure vessels, high performance race car body panels and other
applications where extreme toughness combined with a high strength to weight ratio
It is generally recommended to use with epoxy or vinylester resin systems. Polyester
resin systems, while compatible, do not allow realization of the full structural advantages
of this fabric.
Dimensions & Mechanical Properties:
Weave Type: 17 x 17, 4HS
Fabric Thickness: .010”
Fabric Weight: 5 ounces per square yard
Dimensions: 50” widths, sold by the yard in length