Para-Aramid (Kevlar®) is a robust and rigid fiber known for its exceptional resistance to abrasion and cutting. Para-aramid falls within the aromatic polyamide fiber category. Aromatic polyamides (APs) are high-performance materials with high levels of thermal and chemical stabilities, and mechanical resistance. Like its counterpart, meta-aramid, Kevlar® is a naturally flame-resistant, high-temperature fiber that will not melt in extreme conditions. Kevlar® has superior strength, is five times stronger than steel on an equal weight basis, yet it’s lightweight.

Nonwoven para-aramid technical textile is famous for its use in protective apparel because of its cut-resistant properties. Scientists and engineers have pushed the limits with Kevlar®, which has proven performance in many other applications like making boat hulls and kayaks, insulation for airplanes and spacecrafts, to reinforcements for automotive belts and batteries. Kevlar® is genuinely today’s super fiber

Albarrie relies on the strength, durability, high-temperature resistance and protective qualities of para-aramid to make its unique Defender Series Fullback Rollers, Separator Rollers, and Durafiber Boards for high-temperature conveyance and material handling applications. We use DuPont’s Kevlar® or generic fibers to manufacture para-aramid technical fabric in thicknesses between 0.0393 and 0.472 inches (1-12 mm) with weight ranges between 5.90 and 103.23 oz/yd² (200-3500 g/m²)


Key Benefits

Long Service Life 

High tensile strength means it can withstand abrasion in harsh environments.


Does not support melting, dripping or combustion.

Cut & Puncture Resistance

Albarrie’s fabrics supports applications that require cut or puncture resistance.

High-Temperature Resistant

Supports applications with operating temperatures up to 450°F (232°C).

Product Details

Properties Kevlar PF Kevlar (Scrim Supported) PBO/Kevlar
Tensile Strength Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Abrasion Resistance  Good Good Good Good Good Good
Oxidation Resistance Good Good Good Good Good Good
Decomp Temperature 840°F (450 °C) 840°F (450 °C) 840°F (450 °C) 840°F (450 °C) 1020°F (450 °C) 1020°F (450 °C)
Manufactured Weight Range 3.1 – 3.4 oz/yd² (104-116 g/m²) 5.1 – 5.7 oz/yd² (176-194 g/m²) 33.6 – 37.16 oz/yd² (1140-1260 g/m²) 96.5 – 106.8 oz/yd² (3277-3623 g/m²) 53.0 – 56.0 oz/yd² (1800-1900 g/m²) 102.3 – 112.9 oz/yd² (3470-3830 g/m²)
Manufactured Thickness Range 0.045″ – 0.55″ (1.1 – 1.3 mm) 0.045″ – 0.55″ (1.1 – 1.3 mm) 0.175 – 0.215″ (4.4 – 5.4 mm) 0.495″ – 0.545″ (12.4 – 13.7 mm ) 0.260″ – 0.300″ (6.6 – 7.6 mm) 0.435″ – 0.512″ (11.0 – 13.0 mm)
Investment $$$$ $$$$ $$$$$$ $$$$$$ $$$$$$ $$$$$$

Although para-aramid technical textiles are well known for their use in ballistics protection, it’s used in numerous other protective apparel applications. With its high-temperature and flame-resistant properties, nonwoven para-aramid lining acts as a heat insulator for the wearer. It protects the wearer from external heat sourcescutspunctures, and sparks. Albarrie designs para-aramid technical textiles for interlining material for chainsaw chaps, safety gloves, footwear, sleeves, welding apparel and blankets.

Apparel isn’t the only protection people need. Kevlar® is a favored choice used in marine composites. Canoe, kayak, and inflatable boat manufacturers depend on Albarrie’s Kevlar® technical fabric for its strengthweight, and impact resistance. This combination of properties helps achieve speed, making the kayak or canoe easier to handle and maneuver.


Para-aramid also protects industrial products and processes during high-temperature manufacturing processes such as Aluminum Extrusion, Glass Tempering, and Metal Coil Processing. Albarrie uses compressed Kevlar® disks in its Defender Series Fullback and Separator Rollers and resin-impregnated Kevlar® boards for its Durafiber Boards. Kevlar’s® high-heat and strength resistance protects extruded products and glass from damage as it’s rolled and handled through the manufacturing process. Additionally, Kevlar’s® durability means fewer shutdowns for part change-outs.


Albarrie uses only 100% virgin fibers.


Albarrie inspects and tests each order as part of our Quality Assurance program, providing datasheets for weight, thickness, permeability, Mullen burst, and tensile strength according to ASTM standards.

Information provided by Albarrie on this website (the "Site") is for general information purposes only. All information on the Site is provided in good faith, however Albarrie makes no representation or warranty of any kind, express or implied, regarding the accuracy, adequacy, validity, reliability, availability or completeness of any information on the Site. Products may not work as advertised or perform differently based on application, operating conditions, and depend on chemical, thermal, and humidity and other factors.


Spiral Needlepunching
Blending and Layering
Heat Setting
Flash Cutting
Waterjet Cutting
CNC Machining

Ready To Get Started?


Welding Apparel Services | Albarrie
 Safety Apparel
Canoe, Kayak, & Inflatable Boat Manufacturing
Sound Damping and Noise Control | Albarrie
Heat & Noise Insulation
Compistes Manufacturing Services | Albarrie
Composite Materials