Roll width: 136 cm
Quantity: 20 m2
Linear length: 14.80 m
This fabric is specially made for ballistic protection.
Ballistic results: (V-50, clay backed): 44 mag swc, 16 layers, 474 m/sec
What is Ballistic Kevlar®?
Kevlar®, a tightly woven, synthetic material with high tensile strength, was originally developed by the DuPont company in an effort to create a polymer-based replacement for tires — one that was lighter and more durable than its predecessor.
Upon discovering the potential behind this incredible strong fiber, the product, soon to be known as Kevlar®, was tested, and researched noticed that it exceeded the strength of nylon.
By the early 1970s, Kevlar® was introduced to the public and has since been used in a variety of industries including aerospace, ballistics, automotive, and telecommunications.
Still many feel that the Kevlar® name is synonymous with bullet resistant vests, and it’s durable, strong, and lightweight properties consistently place it ahead of steel and a variety of other materials when attempting to create or obtain effective body armor.
Kevlar® is a synthetic polymer and aramid fiber that is considered to be five-times stronger than steel on a equal weight basis. Its strength is derived from its structure (tightly packed, long chains of ring-like molecules) and way the fibers are tightly woven together.
The science used to create Kevlar® can be complex, and it’s easy to spend hours explaining its chemical makeup, but the take away will always be the same – it’s incredible strong and quickly showed its strength when compared to it’s nylon, polyester, and even steel predecessors.
As a DuPont product, Kevlar® is a product of years of extensive ballistic testing, scientific discovery, and engineering ingenuity. As such, Kevlar® products are tested for impact of ammunition between .22 caliber and .50 caliber.
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