Aramid Fibre (Kevlar®)
Aramid fibre is used to manufacture heat and abrasion resistant fabrics known as the Fortamid range. These fabrics are used to make protective suits, aprons, leggings, gloves and mitts, which are hard wearing and protect against conductive and radiant heat.
Aramid offers excellent abrasion and flame resistance. It does not melt or support combustion and starts to carbonise at approx 430ºC.
For increased heat protection, aramid fibre is combined with glass filament. This yarn is made by spinning aramid around high temperature glass filament and is suitable for contact applications at temperatures up to 180ºC for long term exposureand 450ºC for short term exposure (such as handling hot objects).
Needlefelt Fortamid (Aramid Felt)
A 100% aramid needled fabric. It has good cut and slash resistance and is light and comfortable to wear .This fabric will start to carbonise at approx 430ºC.