Any of a class of synthetic polymers, related to nylon, that yield fibers of exceptional strength and thermal stability.
- The most common fibers used in structural applications are fiberglass, aramid, and carbon.
- The aramid fibers in the bead will stretch a little, typically enough to make a tight tire go on much more easily by hand afterwards.
- It is largely made from carbon and aramid, which replaces fibreglass and is said to be much stronger and lighter.
1970s: from ar(omatic) + (poly)amid(e).
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