Kevlar® 50th Anniversary Stories

Celebrating 50 Years of DuPont™ Kevlar®

Kevlar® is about daring bigger, pushing limits, being courageous & helping keep people safe. Since it’s invention 50 years ago by DuPont scientist, Stephanie Kwolek, this resilient, durable and tougher than steel technology has been helping protect heroes & enabling extreme performance. Kevlar® has been used in applications ranging from space suits and body armor to sporting equipment and cell phones. DuPont is celebrating the past 50 years of this extraodinary fiber by collecting 50 Dare Bigger™ stories that show the amazing impact Kevlar® has made in the world. Check back throughout the year as more stories are added. That's progress... 

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Kevlar® Dare Bigger™ Moments: New Book Features Stephanie Kwolek

The final chapter of a new book released this month by Broadway Books is dedicated to Stephanie Kwolek, the DuPont scientist and inventor whose discoveries 50 years ago led to the invention of DuPont™ Kevlar®.

Kevlar® Dare Bigger™ Moments: Mad River Canoe

From the beginning, Mad River Canoe explored new designs and experimented with new materials. They were the first to introduce Kevlar™ to the canoe industry and among the pioneers to first mold their own Royalex® canoes. Their founder, Jim Henry recalls how they dared bigger...

Kevlar® Dare Bigger™ Moments: MCR Launches New Glove with Kevlar®

This glove uses patented DuPont™ Kevlar® engineered yarns allowing glove companies like MCR Safety to Dare Bigger™ and bring new levels of cut-resistance performance and dexterity, along with features such as high visibility, to the market.

Kevlar® Dare Bigger™ Moments: Freak x Kevlar® Cleats

Adidas recently previewed a limited edition line of cleats that incorporate DuPont™ Kevlar® fiber, and will be launching the full line later this year. Adidas chose the iconic brand to reinforce the plates in the cleats because of its lightweight strength and durability

Kevlar® Dare Bigger™ Moments: Draggin Jeans

There are not many companies that can say the boss literally ‘put his butt’ on the line to prove his product’s safety, but Draggin Jeans can.


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DuPont™ Kevlar® in Ballistics Protection