Zylon® PBO: World's Strongest Synthetic Fiber

Key Features of Zylon® PBO:

  • Excellent strength & modulus
  • Good flame resistance
  • Excellent thermal stability
  • Excellent creep resistance
  • Good chemical resistance


History
PBO was first developed in the 1980’s and is the world’s strongest man-made fiber.  It is also the first organic fiber whose cross-sectional strength outperforms both steel and carbon fiber.

Composition
Zylon® PBO is a rigid-rod isotropic crystal polymer that is spun by a dry-jet wet spinning process.   


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Manufacturer
Toyobo™

Common Types & Deniers
AS: Standard modulus
HM: High modulus
Deniers: 250, 500, 1000, 1500, 3000