yossarian
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Location: Asheville, NC
Member Since: 15th Nov 2004
Total posts: 2
Posted:So I'm looking to purchase bulk kevlar online. I got one roll from a boating supplies distributor and was quite dissappointed with the thin, shiny material that they sent me. Apparently it's style 281 kevlar. Any idea what style I should look for? Any suggestions for bulk suppliers online? confused

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Malcolm
Malcolm

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Location: HOP
Member Since: 18th Nov 2003
Total posts: 997
Posted:Depends on what you want to use it for (fire twirling?)
There are many different types out there that can be used for fire twirling.
See wick information
Many suppliers have different sizes and configurations available.
See also
about Kevlar(R)
and our
wholesale page

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Seraphire
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Member Since: 12th May 2004
Total posts: 270
Posted:I came across some Kevlar that was white..looked like plaster-of-paris covering it...it burned REALLY badly and desintegrated in about 2 minutes, anyone seen this?

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SonicalFlair
SonicalFlair

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Location: Richmond, Virginia
Member Since: 14th Mar 2005
Total posts: 4
Posted:I worked at a DuPont site in Richmond that manufactured Kevlar. I was dissapointed to find out that they only make the threads...

I always wondered how a 100% kevlar weave would burn.


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Malcolm
Malcolm

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Location: HOP
Member Since: 18th Nov 2003
Total posts: 997
Posted:Kevlar is yellowish in colour. if it was white it would have been something else.
Please read those articles I have linked to (see above) for more information on this.


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marco
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Location: uk
Member Since: 27th May 2004
Total posts: 328
Posted:The problem with pure kevlar rather than the blended aramid which amongst other applications finds it's way into the fire arts, is that it tends to be a very thin stranded material, I have some pure kevlar rope, which I managed to obtain at a substantial discount for testing and review.

Nice stuff, 13mm, 50 meters of, and the only thing I can currently think to do with it is to use it with the rope darts I make, since if you fuel it and burn it, although it doesn't actually burn, the exposed fibre strands tend to start breaking up, I sometimes use it to internally pack poi cores, and other semi and fully cored fire props

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