PBO (Poly (p-phenylene-2, 6-benzobisoxazole)) is a rigid-rod lyotropic liquid crystal polymer developed by Japan-based Toyobo under the trade name Zylon ®. PBO is a gold fiber with an initial modulus and fiber strength that is significantly higher than other high modulus yarns, including aramids. Its other unique properties compare to very few other fibers and make it even more valuable in the market place.
Zylon ® has been used in several industries with remarkable success. Some of these applications are protective and heat-resistant clothing, sports industry, aerospace, industrial materials, heat resistant materials, as well as reinforcement for belts, tires, and cement.
Zylon ® is currently used with great success in protective clothing in diverse industries. If you want to find out more about protective clothing and our fibers click here.
Zylon ® is appreciated by professionals and amateurs in sailing and yachting due to its excellent properties. Click here to find out more about the applications of our fibers in the sailing and yachting industry.