05 October 2011
05 October 2011
Teijin Aramid introduces Twaron Black to meet the requests of customers in the sailing and sports industries.
According to Teijin, they have investigated various colours for their Twaron and Twaron Black will soon be seen in the sails of the Volvo Ocean Race.
Teijin explain that for the threads to become completely black, they are not dyed afterwards, like cotton fibres. They say the production process has been adjusted to inject the fibre with the black dye during the process. Teijin explain that this makes it the first black aramid fibre with characteristics that are equivalent to the standard golden yellow fibre. Gert Frederiks, CEO of Teijin Aramid, explains "With Twaron Black, it is possible to combine the special characteristics of the aramid fibre with a beautiful look. Black aramid fibres have already been produced in the world, but they do not have the same characteristics (modulus) as the standard Twaron aramid fibre."
Aramid fibres are frequently used in water sports and sportswear, but combined with carbon. "For example, you often see the golden yellow of aramid in sails on a professional yacht or the underside of a canoe. With Twaron Black, it becomes part of the whole and maintains the same characteristics" Frederiks continues.
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