November 22, 2017
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Ballistic protection
Teijin Aramid introduces Twaron

In a time where we face potential conflicts in regions around the world, it is important that key protective equipment can be produced where and when it is required. This means the industry needs cost-effective, high performance materials that can be quickly shipped, safely stored and deployed under a range of conditions.

In a similar context, Teijin Aramid has introduced Twaron PVB and a new, specially designed PVB thermoplastic. The new prepreg offers advantages like longer shelf life and a stable ballistic performance over a broad temperature range.

The new Twaron PVB prepreg features excellent anti-ballistic performance. Subjected to heat and pressure, it can be shaped into all manner of protective equipment: helmets, insert panels for ballistic vests or shaped panels for vehicle protection. Producers of protective equipment no longer need to install and run expensive refrigerated storage facilities, since the new Twaron PVB prepreg can be stored under normal conditions for an extended period of time. Systems that are currently used in the industry - based
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