Definition - What does Para-aramid mean?
Para-aramid is a synthetic fiber that is used in the manufacture of safety gloves and other safety equipment.
Para-aramid gloves resist abrasion, but the primary motivation for using the fiber is its strong heat resistance.
Safeopedia explains Para-aramid
Gloves made from para-aramid fibers are often used in factories, foundries, kitchens, and other industries where workers are exposed to extremely high temperatures, open flames, and other tasks requiring flame-resistant PPE.
While para-aramids are primarily used in safety gloves, other equipment, such as jackets and leg guards, can also be woven from it.
In addition to flame-resistance, protective equipment made of para-aramid fibers also offer cut resistance.