One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Any of a class of synthetic polymers, related to nylon, that yield fibers of exceptional strength and thermal stability.
- ‘The most common fibers used in structural applications are fiberglass, aramid, and carbon.’
- ‘The helmet shell is a one-piece composite structure made up of multiple levels of Kevlar® aramid fiber.’
- ‘The aramid fibers in the bead will stretch a little, typically enough to make a tight tire go on much more easily by hand afterwards.’
- ‘It is largely made from carbon and aramid, which replaces fibreglass and is said to be much stronger and lighter.’
- ‘The bundles may comprise at least 10% reinforcing fibers, such as glass, aramid or acrylic.’
1970s: from aromatic + polyamide.
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