Teijin Aramid launch new Unidirectional Laminate

Teijin Aramid have announced the introduction of a new Twaron Unidirectional Laminate UD22, providing enhanced protection, low weight and well-balanced price/performance ratios

The new unidirectional laminate, available for use in soft body armour and consisting of two plies of Twaron yarn plied in a 0˚/90˚ configuration. It uses smart Unidirectional (UD) technology which aligns the Twaron fibres in each layer in parallel direction. Each layer is individually constructed within a resin matrix, and thermoplastic film is laminated to the top and bottom of the two UD plies to ensure maximum abrasion resistance.

Today’s anti-ballistic products need to meet ever increasingly complex specifications – e.g. ballistic performance and stab protection in one vest or protection against a wider spectrum of projectile and fragment types. This requires advanced hybrid solutions for protective vests.

Following today’s standards, Twaron UD22 has been subjected to a range of stress and ballistic performance tests and meets the NIJ 0101.06 tumbling requirements. Twaron UD22 is the ideal solution for any new vest that needs to meet the NIJ level IIIA