According to Teijin, the super strong, lightweight Twaron fibre will be used to create the new Unit Load Devices (ULDs) that meets the high safety standards in aviation.
¡¡¡¡This agreement with MACRO Industries represents Teijin Aramids goal to collaborate with partners and participate in a global ecosystem where people work with Twaron. The MACRO-Lite ULDs are built with the next generation reinforced composite materials making the containers fire-resistant for over 4 hours according to recent testing by the FAA and UPS. According to statements made by UPS ¨C based upon this testing ¨C the usage of the para-aramid fibre Twaron makes the containers significantly lighter and more durable than standard aluminum containers. Teijin Aramids super fibre Twaron is heat-resistant and five times stronger than steel at the same weight.ULDs with MACRO-Lite panels can contain a fire with a peak temperature of 1,200-degree Fahrenheit (648.9¡ãC) for four hours, while an aluminum container could only do so for a few minutes.?
¡¡¡¡¡°We are thrilled about the collaboration with Teijin Aramid and our ability to make air freight containers weigh less, meet higher safety standards, require fewer repairs, and have a lower environmental impact. Combining our technical knowledge and markets will definitely lead to more and new products in the near future,¡± says Norris Luce, Co-owner and CEO of MACRO Industries.