Twaron UD22: Enhanced Protection for Police, Security Forces
Today’s anti-ballistic vests for police and security forces need to offer low weight, high comfort and excellent protection against bullets.
Teijin Aramid introduced Twaron Unidirectional Laminate UD22 (photo), providing enhanced protection, low weight and well-balanced price/performance ratios.
Twaron UD22 is a so-called unidirectional laminate, available for use in soft body armor and consisting of two plies of Twaron yarn plied in a 0˚/90˚ configuration. It uses smart Unidirectional (UD) technology which aligns the Twaron fibers 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.
In a fast changing environment where we experience growing threats of violence, today’s anti-ballistic products need to meet 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. Twaron UD22 in combination with other Twaron fabrics, laminates, shields and coated materials is likely to become the state-of-the-art response to the challenging demands we will see in the near future.
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.
The new Twaron UD22 and the recently introduced Twaron PVB prepreg - consisting of Twaron fabric and a new, specially designed PVB thermoplastic - are showcased at the Milipol Show in Paris (France, 19-22 November 2013)
Teijin Aramid is a subsidiary of the Teijin Group and world leader in aramids. Its aramid products Twaron®, Sulfron®, Teijinconex®, Technora® and its ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMW-PE) Endumax® are renowned for their strength, sustainability, safety, heat resistance and low weight and are used in different applications and markets including automotive, ballistic protection, marine, civil engineering, protective clothing, ropes, fiber optic cables and oil & gas. These high performance materials are produced in the Netherlands and Japan.