From the web site, Zylon is
Poly(p-phenylene-2,6-benzobisoxazole)(PBO) is a rigid-rod isotropic
And from a previous post:
>So, in other words, it's combustable? No Amido, Fluo, Chloro, or bromo moieties?
So is the stuff that keeps it from burning the zobisox? :-)
Andy (waaaaaaay out of his league) Eng
p.s. Hey Bob, did you google upon this?
>Good lookin stuff Bob.
>NAR 71503 Level II
>> Hey Andy,
>> Might it have been Zylon? That's a fancy, super-expensive kevlar type
>> material made by the Zylonians and shipped to Earth via plasma reverse
>> oscillating frambulators. The freight charges are horrendous which
>> explains the cost.
>> I've seen it used as tethers for race car wheel sub assemblies, they had
>> to do something after a couple of them zinged off the track and killed
>> people. Take a look here:
>> > Hello All,
>> > Maybe old news to some...
>> > While wandering through the labs, I chatted with a new guy who's working
>> > on drop testing steerable X-38 parafoils. Aside from all the telemetry
>> > jazz, he passed along that there's something called Zylar (sp?) that's
>> > suppose to be gobs stronger than Kevlar that's going to be used.
>> > That's about all I know of the stuff.
>> > Sounded like an interesting project.
>> > Andy
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