The Woven Matrix concept enables the binding resin to be incorporated during the weaving step, thereby circumventing the additional pre-pregging step. This important breakthrough means that weavers without pre-pregging capabilities can produce high-strength protective fabrics with a resin for developing ballistic resistance in various protective equipment. In this way, Teijin Aramid’s solution enables fabrics to be supplied in regions where pre-pregging is not available.

Teijin Aramid Twaron® Woven Matrix concept
Teijin Aramid Twaron® Woven Matrix concept

The key advantages of the Woven Matrix concept include:

  • Enables the binding resin to be incorporated during the weaving step
  • Increased flexibility regarding fabric weight and width as well as resin content, including double-siding
  • Enables better shaping, as the matrix is bound to the fabric
  • Fabrics can be stored at room temperature, without specific cooling conditions
  • Products remain stable during storage and transportation
  • Improved drapeability versus regular prepreg materials
  • Solvent-free thermoplastic with a lower health and environmental impact

Rob Woudman, Global Market Manager Ballistic Protection at Teijin Aramid: “With our Woven Matrix concept, we’re taking an important step forward in the production of ballistic protection equipment. By reducing the need for pre-pregging activities, we can help defense and security customers simplify their manufacturing processes. Moreover, we can unlock the production of critical protective equipment in new parts of the world, which will help improve the supply of these applications in key regions. Our world needs this solution, and I’m delighted that we will be presenting it to leading industry stakeholders at Eurosatory.”

Teijin Aramid will unveil the Woven Matrix concept at Eurosatory 2022, the international defense and security event taking place in Paris during June 13-17.