Arnhem, The Netherlands, August 30, 2019 – Teijin Aramid today announced its participation at DSEI, a world-leading security and defense event in London. From September 10 to 13, at booth S6-320, the leading manufacturer of premium aramids and ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) will show how Twaron®, Teijinconex® and Endumax® can add value to high-performance defense and security equipment. These materials play a key role in solutions where strength, safety, durability and low weight are required, including aerospace, land, naval, security and joint domains.
Above all, Teijin Aramid will exhibit materials that are used in hard ballistic applications, such as armored vehicles, aircraft, and vessels. Teijin Aramid’s para-aramid Twaron® and the UHMWPE material Endumax® both offer the ideal features to create high-performance spall-liner solutions, providing a high energy-absorption-to-weight ratio, and enabling a 30 to 60% weight reduction compared to steel. As such, armored vehicles with these materials can be light, maneuverable and offer high levels of protection. At DSEI, Teijin Aramid will showcase examples of spall-liner panels made from these materials, as well as a Twaron®-based carrier solution integrated into a helicopter seat to protect pilots and crew.
In addition, Teijin Aramid’s solutions can provide maximum protection to body armor equipment. Twaron® and Endumax®, for example, deliver protection against bullets and fragments. Furthermore, Twaron® and Teijinconex® offer inherent resistance to heat, flame and chemicals, and neither burn or melt, meaning they both add value to military turnout gear.