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What is Aramid?

Aramid Chemical Structure

Aramid is short for “aromatic polyamide”. It is a class of man-made strong synthetic fibres with high performance. They were originally developed for and used in aerospace or military applications. Molecules of those fibres are characterised by relatively rigid polymer chains. These molecules are linked by strong hydrogen bonds that transfer mechanical stress very efficiently, making it possible to use chains of relatively low molecular weight.

Aramid fibre is thinner than the average of human hair, and it has a distinctive yellow colour. It can be weaved and coloured for different patterns.

For more information, you can read our comprehensive article of this material.

What are the benefits of Aramid fibres?

Aramid fibres share some general characteristics that distinguish them from other synthetic fibres:

Aramid Fibre Benefits

Aramid VS Carbon(Karbon)

Aramid Phone Case

Due to the misleading of the manufacturers, most people are confusing Carbon phone cases with Aramid phone cases. In fact, they are absolutely two different things. Carbon fiber is conductive, so it blocks signals greatly when built for phone cases. It is however can be RFID-Blocking. It is absolutely good idea for wallets to keep your data safe. Aramid fiber, on contrast, is non-conductive and has more soft touch.It is perfect material for phone case.

You can have a quick understanding of the differences from the column on the right of this page. We also have a fair comprehensive article comparing carbon fiber and aramid fiber.

Aramid Fibre vs Carbon Fibre
Stiffness Elasticity

01: Stiffness & Elasticity

A carbon (karbon) phone case, as its name implies, is made of carbon fibres instead of Aramid fibres. Carbon fibre is extremely strong in tension and compression and is by far the stiffest of the fibres. However, it is brittle. So the fibres aren't as tough as Aramid fibres. What does it mean to a phone case? A carbon(karbon) phone case will be also brittle of course. On the contrary, an Aramid phone case is more tough and flexible.

Electrical conductivity of aramid fibre and carbon fibre

02: Electrical Conductivity

What’s more, carbon fibre is very definitely conductive, Aramid fibre do not conduct electricity. In other words, a carbon (karbon) phone case has interruption to your signals. While the Aramid phone cases have no interruptions at all.

Color options of Aramid fibric

03: Color

Aramid in its natural state is a light golden colour. It can be coloured and many wonderful hues are now available. Carbon fibre is always black and by itself it cannot be coloured. This is the easiest way to tell whether it is a carbon (karbon) phone case or an Aramid phone case. Carbon (karbon) phone cases are always black. However, the Aramid phone cases could have different colours.

How a bunch of aramid fiber turns to be a phone case?

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Weaving – the Aramid fibres are gathered into strands, woven into a flexible fabric.

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Hardening – the fabric will be impregnated with epoxy resin to hold them in position.

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Forming – after being cut into pieces, Pitaka patented integral forming craftmanship adds flexibility to fabric to exact-fit your phone's shape.

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Cutting – multi-angled lasers then will be used to cut out the accurate openings for camera, buttons and ports.

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Polishing – to ensure each product has a perfect smooth touch, we will then get all the products coated with our special paint. It also makes the products being more durable and resistant to scratches.

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