ar·​a·​mid | \ ˈa-rə-məd How to pronounce aramid (audio) , -ˌmid, ˈer-ə- \

Definition of aramid

: any of a group of lightweight but very strong heat-resistant synthetic aromatic polyamide materials that are fashioned into fibers, filaments, or sheets and used especially in textiles and plastics

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Recent Examples on the Web The previous research that has enabled spinning new para-aramid mixes into gold is the adjustment of Kevlar fibers at the microscopic level. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "New Super Material Is a Game Changer for Firefighters, Soldiers," 3 July 2020 Made with fiberglass and aramid for extra durability. Anthony Marcusa,, "The best field hockey stick," 12 Aug. 2020 Dupont invented both Kevlar and a meta-aramid named Nomex, both of which form the basis for this research. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "New Super Material Is a Game Changer for Firefighters, Soldiers," 3 July 2020 But plane tires are incredibly strong thanks to cords of nylon, or a synthetic polymer called aramid, that are embedded below the tread. Jay Bennett, Popular Mechanics, "Why Airplane Tires Almost Never Have a Blowout," 22 Aug. 2016 The Pitaka Minimalist iPhone X Case has a simple pattern on its black exterior, and it’s made of aramid fiber for durability and top-notch protection against drops and scratches. Camryn Rabideau, USA TODAY, "The 10 best cases for your new iPhone X," 3 Nov. 2017 Carbon aramid epoxy composite in the chassis yields an ultrafast Formula One racer that weighs less than 1,400 pounds. Wired Staff, WIRED, "Superfibers Loom Large," 1 Apr. 2005 Riggers have been splicing lines of aramid fibers and rebuilding winches under headlamps in Jersey City while the sailors rest each night. Chris Museler, New York Times, "Testing on the Water in America’s Cup," 5 May 2016

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First Known Use of aramid

1972, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aramid

aromatic polyamide

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“Aramid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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