Aramid is a high-performance, heat-resistant, synthetic material used in many commercial and military applications for superior heat protection and durability. Made from rigid polymer chains for strength. Aramid is also a component in Kevlar and is a healthier alternative to asbestos in construction applications. There's your science lesson for the day. Now on to why this matters to you: Many heat-resistant barbecue accessories such as the Pit Mitt and the Weber High Temperature Gloves are starting to be made with these Aramid fibres to make sure you have ultimate safety from burns. Ain't it great that these companies actually care about their customers? We think so.