Aramid or aromatic polyamide is a synthetic fiber initially developed to use in military and aerospace. These rigid polymers are a result of strong bonds of hydrogen molecules. They are light in weight, available in varied colors, and thinner than a human hair. Furthermore, they are heat resistant, less risky, abrasion tolerant, and flexible. It has found applications in aerospace, ballistics, clothing protection, and a substitute for cable wire, etc.
Aramid fibers are being adopted in the smartphone case market at a remarkable rate. The parameters aiding this growth are the brittleness and huge costs related to carbon fiber. Along with that, most of the phone cases are made up of rubber, which loses its color when exposed to UV rays.
Reasons why Aramid Fibers Rules the Smartphone Cases Market:
1. No Signal Disruptions:
Carbon and aluminum fibers are massive conductors of electricity and are subject to the free flow of electrons in the outermost valence shells. Therefore, it absorbs the radio waves to and from the phone, affecting at least 40-60% signal strength.
Aramid cases do not conduct electricity. Hence, they do not interrupt the GPS, WI-FI, or any other kind of signal. In fact, it assists in attaining a better internet experience through more extensive connectivity and fewer interruptions.
2. Pick from the Palette:
Aramid fiber cases are yellow but can be dyed in a variety of colors. On the other hand, carbon fiber is available only in black. Besides, the availability of different colors will also aid in distinguishing it; thus, reducing confusion.
3. Resilience Stands Out:
The carbon fiber cases have high compression and tension tolerance, which makes them stiff, but at the same time, fragile. However, aramid cases are more robust and flexible than carbon cases. For instance, the Pitaka phone cases are manufactured with laser cutting and vacuum technology. The fibers are woven together into elastic strands, which further undergoes a polishing process to provide more durable and scratch-resistant quality. These fibers are thin, light, and at the same time 5X robust than steel.
4. Classy Looks:
The silicon cases are widely adopted due to parameters like high durability, smooth touch. However, these cases are bulky, not available in various colors, and are easily contaminated. On the contrary, aramid cases are thinner and lighter in weight. These cases present your phone with style, at the same time, protect it. Furthermore, its scratch-resistant coatings help in enhancing durability.
5. Ecologically Protective:
Carbon fiber is tough to recycle as it cannot be melted down, unlike aluminum. Its composites are strengthened into the glue-like long, aligned thread, which undergoes high pressure and temperature. The fibers are so well-bonded that they cannot melt and can only be disposed of by burning or with the help of chemical solvents.
Companies are consistently striving to develop techniques that produce phone cases from waste materials. For instance, in Pitaka – a phone case manufacturing company started manufacturing aramid smartphone cases with the sole idea to borrow the required components from nature and to dispose of the organic residual back to its belonging.
Thus, the above details help us draw a clear picture that the aramid fiber smartphone cases are the best options. This allows us to predict a positive outlook of the global aramid fiber market, flourishing at a 7.45% growth rate between 2019 and 2027.