Infantry Combat Equipment (non-firearm): Vests, Body Armor, NVGs, etc.


TerraN_EmpirE

Tyrant King
im aware, it is above lvl4 standard ceiling though.
I should have also pointed out that Level 3 plates aren’t supposed to stop 5.56 round either but a number of ceramic level 3 can.
All the Level means is that it is certified to stop a set threat but their is a little wiggle room north of those threats. However how much is questionable.
 

Josh Luo

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PLA first introduced aramid fiber helmets in 1994 (QGF-02).
But the video did mention that the QGF-02 helmets used aramid fibers imported from the U.S. I assumed that the QGF-03 used domestically developed aramid fibers then.
 

t2contra

Major
But the video did mention that the QGF-02 helmets used aramid fibers imported from the U.S. I assumed that the QGF-03 used domestically developed aramid fibers then.
Did some googling:

Global and China Aramid Fiber Industry Report, 2017-2021 - Research and Markets
September 25, 2017 07:44 AM Eastern Daylight Time

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Global and China Aramid Fiber Industry Report, 2017-2021" report has been added to Research and Markets' offering.

“Global and China Aramid Fiber Industry Report, 2017-2021”
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Global aramid fiber output totaled 115kt with capacity utilization of 76.0% in 2016. As industries like environmental protection and military develop, the output is expected to rise to 138kt and capacity utilization over 80.0% in 2021.

As one of the world's major aramid fiber producers, China produced about 14kt or 12.5% of the global total in 2016, up 8.3% from the previous year and representing a CAGR of 10.4% between 2011 and 2016. Stimulated by national policies, the aramid fiber market will maintain a growth rate of around 10.0% from 2017 to 2021. Due to technological limitations, China's capacity utilization is lower than the global average, standing at 62.1% in 2016. The figure will climb as the technology advances.

China produces mainly meta-aramid fiber with low technological requirements. In 2016, the country produced 13kt of meta-aramid fiber, making up 90.3% of the domestic market, far higher than the global average of 31.8%. By contrast, para-aramid fiber, particularly high-performance products, is largely imported with an import dependency of 36.3% in 2016.

Global aramid fiber market is highly concentrated with CR5 staying above 85% in 2016. Major enterprises include U.S. DuPont, Japanese Teijin, South Korean Kolon and Hyosung, and Chinese Yantai Tayho Advanced Materials and X-FIPER New Material. DuPont and Teijin are dominant in global aramid fiber market, holding a combined over 70% market share. Moreover, DuPont, Teijin and Yantai Tayho Advanced Materials are capable of producing bother meta-aramid fiber and para-aramid fiber.
Yantai Tayho produces para-aramid fiber.
 

Josh Luo

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Did some googling:



Yantai Tayho produces para-aramid fiber.
"By contrast, para-aramid fiber, particularly high-performance products, is largely imported with an import dependency of 36.3% in 2016." What do they mean by this? Are PLA body armors made from meta-aramid fiber or para-aramid fiber?
 

t2contra

Major
"By contrast, para-aramid fiber, particularly high-performance products, is largely imported with an import dependency of 36.3% in 2016." What do they mean by this? Are PLA body armors made from meta-aramid fiber or para-aramid fiber?
China depends on imported para-aramid fiber for 36.3% of its needs.

I am sure body armor is made from para-aramid fiber and not meta. Kevlar is para.
 

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