Month: April 2021

What are meta-aramids? Nomex®, Conex®, and more, explained!

Meta-aramids are a highly versatile class of materials, with some well-known brands like Nomex®, Conex®, and NEWSTAR®. Meta-aramids are a type of aramid, a shortening of aromatic polyamide. Para-aramids are another form of aramid with exciting applications that you can read about here, with well-known brand names like Kevlar® and Technora®. Whereas para-aramids are particularly …

What are meta-aramids? Nomex®, Conex®, and more, explained! Read More »

We’ll get you down to the surface of Mars! – How Kevlar® and Technora® ensured Perseverance’s survival

https://sagezander.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Perseverance-Parachute.m4v Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech    High Tensile Strength  Heat Resistant   Extensive Range of Applications Mars Landing On the evening of the 18th of February 2021, 292 million miles from Earth, Perseverance, NASA’s new Mars rover, landed on the surface of the red planet. For four minutes, the rover decelerated in Mars’s atmosphere with its heatshield, going from …

We’ll get you down to the surface of Mars! – How Kevlar® and Technora® ensured Perseverance’s survival Read More »