February 13, 2022 Romeo, MI
CompositesWorld’s Digital Demo Shows How T-Link™ Expands Design and Processability for Armor While Providing Better Performance by Weight
This month, the media brand CompositesWorld shares on its Digital Demos page how T-Link™ can be used to create lightweight composite structures that empower performance with processibility in armor applications.
CompositesWorld’s Digital Demos are on-demand videos or webinars that share information on new products and technologies that have been developed for the composite industry.
Being an advanced, versatile thermoplastic matrix resin, T-Link™ can be extruded into multiple forms including film, veil and yarn.
T-Link™ film and veil are dry to the touch for easy handling and are ideal for layering with fiber reinforcement layers.
The yarn form is coated with T-Link™ resin for consistent and precise content. T-Link™ yarn is available in three different grades and is also ideal for layering. A key datapoint highlighted in the Digital Demo is the fact that T-Link™ yarn provides 12.6% better ballistics performance by weight compared to Detail Specification MIL-DTL-62474F defined aramid composites. This can be beneficial for applications such as:
- Hard body armor
- Vehicle armor
- Protective shields
- Headborne protection
Characteristics of T-Link™ include:
- High strength, rigidity, and toughness
- Short cycle times needed for bonding
- Can be stored at room temperature
- Transparent and pigmentable
- Fully thermoplastic
- Repairable, formable
- Debonding, healing capability
Visit the CompositesWorld website to watch the T-Link™ Digital Demo.
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