Aramid Fiber, Kevlar
This is a sample aramid fiber from the sample-set provided by Textile Fabric Consultants, Inc.
Kevlar is a trademarked product of the E. I. DuPont Nemours Company. The high birefringence of the fiber
results in the high order white interference color seen here. Striations can be seen running the length of the fiber.
Transmitted 20 Degrees Off Crossed Linear Polarized Light
Significance in the Environment:
This fiber is used in "bullet-proof vests", "fire-proof" clothing, Tracer fiber in carbon fiber textiles used in fiber/resin
composites, and in toughened fiber/resin composites.