The material difference

August 9th, 2021

A U.S. Army Paratrooper, part of the 173rd Airborne Brigade, engages targets with an M240B machine gun during a live-fire exercise. Photo: U.S. Army/ Paolo Bovo. New technologies in anti-ballistics are just beginning to emerge, offering opportunities in this protection market.  by Seshadri Ramkumar, Ph.D. As tensions and danger prevail in many parts of the […]

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DAPBI halts Teijin Aramid program

October 28th, 2015

Dutch high-tech fiber developer Teijin Aramid has announced it is stopping its research program that would develop and commercialize aramid copolymers containing DAPBI. The prototype materials demonstrated good antiballistic performance, but use of the substance could be dangerous to people involved in the production of the monomer and copolymer. In recent years, Arnhem-based Teijin Aramid […]

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