Skip to Main Content
ASM Handbook

Composites

Edited by
Daniel B. Miracle
Daniel B. Miracle
Search for other works by this author on:
Steven L. Donaldson
Steven L. Donaldson
Search for other works by this author on:
ASM International
Volume
21
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-195-5
Publication date:
2001
Book Chapter

Aramid Fibers

By
Karl K. Chang
Karl K. Chang
E.I. Du Pont de Nemours & Company, Inc.
Search for other works by this author on:
Published:
2001
Page range:
41 - 45
Publication history
November 01, 2001

Abstract

The chemical composition of Kevlar aramid fiber is poly para-phenyleneterephthalamide. Para-aramid fibers belong to a class of materials known as liquid crystalline polymers. This article discusses the manufacture of aramid fibers and the major fiber forms, such as continuous filament yarns, rovings, woven fabrics, discontinuous staple and spun yarns, fabrics, and pulp. Key representative properties of para-aramid fibers are listed in a table. The article reviews the properties of aramid fibers, including tensile modulus, tensile strength, creep and fatigue, compressive properties, toughness, thermal properties, as well as electrical and optical properties. It concludes with a discussion on the environmental behavior of para-aramid fibers.

You do not currently have access to this content.
Don't already have an account? Register

Karl K. Chang, 2001. "Aramid Fibers", Composites, Daniel B. Miracle, Steven L. Donaldson

Download citation file:


×
Close Modal
This Feature Is Available To Subscribers Only

Sign In or Create an Account

Close Modal
Close Modal