What is Aramid?

Aramid is short for ‘aromatic polyamide’ and possesses unique properties in terms of being lightweight, durable, and high resistance to the force of impact. It is a synthetic fiber, and its wide range of uses includes military and aerospace technologies, performance automotive, and bulletproof protective gear. It is soft to the touch and is molded to fit any shape and provides excellent protection for your electronic devices. PITAKA uses a series of complex processes to weave, form, and polish the aramid fiber to ensure it offers longlasting protection for your device. Aramid fibers are thinner than a human hair with a distinct yellow color that allows it to be dyed in a variety of colors. You can read more about aramid fiber in our article.

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Aramid Fibre Benefits

What are the benefits of Aramid fibres?

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

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    High-strength

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    Good resistance to abrasion

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    Good resistance to organic solvents

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    Non-conductive

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    No melting point

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    Low flammability

Is Aramid the Same as Carbon Fiber?

Aramid fiber and carbon fiber are very different materials, each with their own useful properties. Even though carbon is often used to make phone cases as it is exceptionally lightweight and durable, it is also highly conductive, frequently blocking phone signals, which aramid does not. However, because of the conductivity of carbon fiber, it is an excellent RFID blocker, which is why we use it to make our MagEZ Wallets.

01 Stiffness & Elasticity

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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.

02 Electrical Conductivity

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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.

03 Color

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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.