PBO Zylon


Introduction For PBO Zylon

PBO, the abbreviation for Polyphenylene Benzobisoxazole, is also known under its trade name Zylon. PBO is a special material in fibers with high mechanical and thermal performance, a high Young’s module as well as excellent thermal stability. Thanks to these properties, PBO is often applied in technical applications like outer space, body armor, or sports applications like racquets and snowboards as well as in medical applications. so PBO Zylon has played a huge role in the market development. For example, PBO is used often to make the carbon table tennis blade.

PBO chemical skeleton
Difference: Zylon is a trademarked name for a range of thermoset liquid-crystalline poly oxazole like PBO

Zylon is a trademarked name for a range of thermoset liquid-crystalline poly oxazole like PBO

Original link: https://www.swicofil.com/commerce/products/pbo/326/applications

Properties of PBO – It is perfect for making a carbon table tennis blade


PBO Zylon has the following excellent:

  • tenacity up to 370 cN/tex
  • modulus up to 11500 cN/tex
  • elongation 3.5
  • continuous operating temperature 285°C
  • LOI 68%

Application


Thanks to these properties, PBO is often applied in technical applications like outer space, body armor, or sports applications like racquets and snowboards as well as in medical applications. And its high modulus makes it an excellent candidate for composite reinforcement. Due to its high LOI, PBO has over twice the flame retardant properties of meta-aramid fibers.

It is no exaggeration to say that PBO is inseparable from our daily life. It finds application in fields like:

  • reinforcement composites and rubber
  • sporting goods
  • thermal shields
  • safety and protective clothing
  • ballistic applications
  • mechanical rubber goods
  • aluminum spacers
  • heat shields
  • reinforcement composites/rubber
  • sewing thread
  • ropes
  • cables

PBO in Carbon Table Tennis Blade

PBO plays a significant role in table tennis and Zylon is a well-known trademark because of the great changes in the world economy. And Sanwei Sport released a carbon fiber ping pong paddle made with PBO fiber, Froster PBO, on November 20, 2022.

Description of Froster PBO – a new carbon table tennis blade of Sanwei


SANWEI applied it to a table tennis blade in an attempt to create a perfect blade, and after numerous experiments, Froster PBO was born.

the front image of a caron table tennis blade - Froster PBO
Sanwei

Why does Froster use Zylon PBO

Butterfly Company created ZLC(Zylon Carbon) to open up the market. There have been many Zlc series launched by them, such as Zhang Jike Zlc Fan Zhendong Zlc Mizutanihayabusa Zlc. These are very popular products. However, the Froster PBO that I recommend today is much more affordable and superior.

Frost PBO uses high-tensile fibers and high-strength bottom modulus carbon bundle plain weaving. This weaving method consists of a bundle PBO and a bunch of carbon (3000 bundles). This can be used when the ball touches the bottom plate. It provides deformation and strength to the bottom.

Once the special material of advanced military body armor technology, PBO fiber is stronger and softer than ordinary carbon fiber. PBO fiber has 5.8 GPa of tensile strength, which is 1.6 times that of ALC. Additionally, PBO has a high Young’s modulus of 270 GPa, meaning that it is stiffer than steel! Like Kevlar, Zylon is used in a number of applications that require very high strength with excellent thermal stability. On the same cutting equipment of SANWEI, the frequency of knife replacement required to cut PBO fiber is nearly twice that of Arylate carbon.


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