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PBO VS Kevlar

Views: 470     Author: Site Editor     Publish Time: 2020-03-30      Origin: Site

PBO and Kevlar are both excellent fibers which are wide used in many industries. The two have different ingredients, different characteristics, different advantages, and different uses.

PBO VS Kevlar

PBO Roller & Kevlar Roller

Kevlar introduction

Kevlar is a well-known material in the world. It was originally recognized by the world for its use in body armor. But in fact, this magical synthetic material has many characteristics and is widely used in all aspects of our lives! 

Kevlar fiber is a kind of aramid fiber composite material developed by DuPont in the United States in 1965 by Polish-American chemist Stephanie Kwollerk. Because Kevlar fiber has the characteristics of low density, high strength, good toughness, high temperature resistance, easy processing and molding, which has attracted people's attention.

Kevlar fiber properties

In the shear test of paper, leather, and Kevlar, we can see that Kevlar fibers cannot be cut with scissors at the same thickness. In addition to tear resistance, high abrasion resistance, and shear resistance, Kevlar has the following characteristics: 

  • Permanent heat resistance and flame retardancy 

  • Permanent antistatic 

  • Permanent acid and alkali resistance

  • In case of fire, no molten droplets are generated and no toxic gas is generated

  • Thicken the cloth surface when it is burnt to enhance the sealing performance without cracking

Kevlar application

According to tests, it is not only able to withstand cutting by cutters, but also withstand armor-piercing bullets much better than FRP and steel armor. Kevlar material is used to replace nylon and fiberglass. Under the same conditions, its protective ability can be at least doubled, and it has good flexibility and comfortable wearing. The body armor made of this material weighs only 2 to 3 kilograms and is easy to move. Therefore, it has been widely used by the military and police forces.

PBO introduction

PBO fiber is short for Poly-p-phenylene benzo isoxazole fiber (Poly-p-phenylene benzo isoxazole). It is a reinforced material for composite materials developed by the United States for the development of aerospace industry in the 1980s. One of the most promising members of the cycloramic polyamide family, known as the 21st century super fiber.

PBO fiber properties

The strength of PBO fiber products is 5.8GPa and the modulus is 280GPa, the highest among the existing chemical fibers; the heat-resistant temperature reaches 600 ° C, the limiting oxygen index is 68, and it does not burn or shrink in the flame, and has heat resistance and flame resistance Higher than any other organic fiber. PBO fibers are excellent in impact resistance, friction resistance, and dimensional stability, and they are light and soft, making them ideal textile materials. 

As a super-performance fiber of the 21st century, PBO has very good physical and mechanical properties and chemical properties. Its strength and modulus are twice that of Kevlar fibers, and it has the heat resistance and flame retardancy of meta-aramid. The physical and chemical properties completely exceed the Kevlar fiber that has been a leader in the field of high-performance fibers so far. 

PBO application

In recent years, high-performance fiber composite reinforcement materials have been widely used in high-rise buildings, large bridges, marine engineering and other construction fields in developed countries such as Europe, America, and Japan. The bearing capacity and seismic resistance of the structure. In addition, in terms of bridge construction, steel wire ropes cannot be used for long bridges due to their own weight. It is desirable to use light weight and high strength cables. Cables made of PBO fiber with high specific strength and good dimensional stability are the best choice.

By this point, I'm sure you have a better understanding of the definition, feature, and application of PBO and Kevlar. And you can click here to learn more information about PBO vs Kevlar and other heat resistant fibers.

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