Zylon®, the commercial name for PBO fiber, manufactured by Toyobo Co., outstands for superior tenacity and modulus against aramid fibers and for a remarkable stability under constant load, which makes it suitable to replace steel rod for rigging.
Easily recognizable by its distinctive gold color (darker than Kevlar®), this fiber is featured by a great abrasion resistance and excellent heat-resistance, withstanding much higher temperatures than aramid fibers.
PBO Zylon® is however very sensitive to UV light and moist. Caution is required for applications involving flex fatigue.
Key Features Zylon®:
- Excellent strength & modulus
- Good flame resistance
- Excellent thermal stability
- Excellent creep resistance
- Good chemical resistance
Zylon® is a registered trademark of Toyobo Co., Ltd.
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