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Aramidcore Technology - The Innovation that Redefines Wooden Phone Case

Aramidcore Technology - The Innovation that Redefines Wooden Phone Case

Wood is wonderful material, natural, warm to touch, versatile, strong in some circumstances yet fragile in others.  Given the chance, many phone case manufacturers would take it as the preferred material with which to make a phone case. A wooden phone case has a lovely feel to it; it can have the same appearance as a fine piece of wooden furniture that adorns your house, perhaps a coffee table or a wooden jewelry box.  And just like your wooden coffee...

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Carbon Fiber Phone Cases: “Just Say No”

Carbon Fiber Phone Cases: “Just Say No”

Have five minutes? Good. Because that may be all it takes to save your iPhone. Well, if you were to do a search on Amazon.com, you will find a staggering number of “carbon fiber iPhone cases”, 108,043 to be precise (and if you search for “carbon fiber phone cases”, even more at 166,581).  Look further and you can find plenty more on other online shopping sites, all of them look great, sleek and stylish. So what does that mean? That...

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What’s Composite Material?

What’s Composite Material?

1. Composite definition A composite material is made by combining two or more natural or artificial materials with the resultant material having better properties than the two materials alone. There are two constituent parts to a composite material, the reinforcements and the matrix. The new material is usually noted for being stronger, lighter, and less expensive than traditional materials.  They differ from other materials in the world, sometimes their usage is not obvious and it can be discovered by accident...

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What Are Aramid Fibers?(II)-A Comparative Analysis of Aramid Fiber and Carbon Fiber

What Are Aramid Fibers?(II)-A Comparative Analysis of Aramid Fiber and Carbon Fiber

OK, I hope you can still remember part-one of the story about aramid fibers that I wrote last week, if not, click here to review. Today, I want to go a bit deeper into the story of aramid fibers. It is quite possible that you have not heard of aramid fibers before reading our last blog. However, the chances are that many if not most of you have heard of carbon fiber, or you will have seen something made out...

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What are Aramid Fibers?(I) - The Introduction to A Versatile Material

What are Aramid Fibers?(I) - The Introduction to A Versatile Material

Well. It might be difficult for you to conjure up an image when I mention the words, aramid fibers,  but if I told you that they are the raw materials used within body armor, bullet-proof vest, firefighters uniforms, etc, then you start to get the picture. In fact, aramid fibers are the superstar family in fiber world. In their most basic of forms, they appear as bright golden yellow filaments (so far more colors are available). The name comes from...

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