Teijin Aramid launched a higher performing lightweight aramid yarn, Twaron 550f1000. This yarn is the finest filament based on aramid in the world and provides better ballistic protection in body armor for police, soldiers and law enforcement officers. Twaron 550f1000 has the highest tenacity in combination with breaking strength in Teijin Aramid's portfolio. Teijin Aramid has the broadest para-aramid portfolio in the world.
Twaron 550f1000 consists of 1000 filaments which means that it has significantly higher performance than other yarns. The new yarn will be mainly used in soft anti-ballistic products for the police, law enforcement and military markets where the current trends are towards lightweight and comfortable bulletproof vests that comply with strict safety regulations. In a woven fabric the yarn could be used for anti-ballistic and anti-stab products. It has an excellent fragment resistance, it improves the resistance in exposure to the blast effects of roadside bombs and it provides better bullet protection.