Arnhem, the Netherlands, 13. June 2022
The Woven Matrix concept is a fiber-based matrix designed to simplify the production of a wide range of ballistic protection solutions. It is produced using Twaron®, Teijin Aramid’s high-performance para-aramid.
The Woven Matrix concept enables the binding resin to be incorporated during the weaving step, thereby circumventing the additional pre-pregging step. This important breakthrough means that weavers without pre-pregging capabilities can produce high-strength protective fabrics with a resin for developing ballistic resistance in various protective equipment. In this way, Teijin Aramid’s solution enables fabrics to be supplied in regions where pre-pregging is not available.
The key advantages of the Woven Matrix concept include:
- Enables the binding resin to be incorporated during the weaving step
- Increased flexibility regarding fabric weight and width as well as resin content, including double-siding
- Enables better shaping, as the matrix is bound to the fabric
- Fabrics can be stored at room temperature, without specific cooling conditions
- Products remain stable during storage and transportation
- Improved drapeability versus regular prepreg materials
- Solvent-free thermoplastic with a lower health and environmental impact
Rob Woudman, Global Market Manager Ballistic Protection at Teijin Aramid: “With our Woven Matrix concept, we’re taking an important step forward in the production of ballistic protection equipment. By reducing the need for pre-pregging activities, we can help defense and security customers simplify their manufacturing processes. Moreover, we can unlock the production of critical protective equipment in new parts of the world, which will help improve the supply of these applications in key regions. Our world needs this solution, and I’m delighted that we will be presenting it to leading industry stakeholders at Eurosatory.”
Teijin Aramid will unveil the Woven Matrix concept at Eurosatory 2022, the international defense and security event taking place in Paris during June 13-17.
About Teijin Aramid
Teijin Aramid is a subsidiary of the Teijin Group and world leader in aramids. Its aramid products Twaron®, 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 a variety of markets and segments, including automotive, safety and life protection, aerospace and a wide range of industrial applications. These high-performance materials are produced in the Netherlands, Thailand and Japan.
For more information: www.teijinaramid.com
About the Teijin Group
Teijin (TSE: 3401) is a technology-driven global group offering advanced solutions in the fields of environmental value; safety, security and disaster mitigation; and demographic change and increased health consciousness. Originally established as Japan’s first rayon manufacturer in 1918, Teijin has evolved into a unique enterprise encompassing three core business domains: high-performance materials including aramid, carbon fibers and composites, and also resin and plastic processing, films, polyester fibers and products converting; healthcare including pharmaceuticals and home healthcare equipment for bone/joint, respiratory and cardiovascular/metabolic diseases, nursing care and pre-symptomatic healthcare; and IT including B2B solutions for medical, corporate and public systems as well as packaged software and B2C online services for digital entertainment. Deeply committed to its stakeholders, as expressed in the brand statement “Human Chemistry, Human Solutions”, Teijin aims to be a company that supports the society of the future. The group comprises some 170 companies and employs some 20,000 people across 20 countries worldwide. Teijin posted consolidated sales of JPY 926.1 billion (USD 7.2 billion) and total assets of JPY 1,207.6 billion (USD 9.4 billion) in the fiscal year that ended on March 31, 2022
For more information: www.teijin.com
Teijin Aramid (Arnhem, the Netherlands)