Front Line Protection for Military Personnel
From head to toe, mounted or dismounted – DuPont provides material science for personal protection, including military armour and vehicle armour protection.
DuPont has been supplying military forces with critical materials ever since 1802. Building on more than two centuries of experience, our cutting edge technologies and materials continue to help provide leading edge protection for military personnel all over the world.
Our scientists and engineers never stop innovating. Working together with other companies, governments, academics and fellow-scientists, they develop next-generation solutions for everything from military armour and helmets to chemical and thermal protective suits or vehicle armour. All designed with one aim in mind: to help keep forces safe in the fast-changing world of combat.
With proven brands like DuPont™ Kevlar®, Nomex®, Tychem® and Tyvek® in our portfolio, professionals can utilise our expertise to help protect themselves in potentially deadly situations. Our extensive range of solutions includes ballistics resistance (body armour, helmets and vehicle armour) and thermal, chemical, cut and stab/spike protection.
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PRODUCT AND SERVICE LINES
HazMat Suits & Garments
When faced with the most hazardous situations, HazMat suits and garments from DuPont provide enhanced protection.
Flame Resistant Clothing
Private and public sector workers who are exposed to heat, flames, fires and electrical hazards rely on the thermal protection made of products like DuPont™ Nomex® and DuPont™ Kevlar® fibres.
Chemical Protective Garments & Accessories
Innovative chemical protective clothing made with industry-leading brands such as DuPont™ Tyvek®, DuPont™ Tychem® and DuPont™ ProShield help workers in hazardous work situations such as asbestos abatement, applying insulation, or handling industrial chemicals.
Body armour made of DuPont™ Kevlar® fibre helps protect military forces and law enforcement officers.
In hostile territories, even the roads become a battlefield. Vehicle armour made with DuPont™ Kevlar® fiber helps protect combat and tactical ground vehicles.
DuPont collaborates with manufacturers and designers to innovate with performance fibers, including Kevlar®, Nomex®, and those made with Sorona® to develop solutions including those that protect our protectors and lower our carbon footprint.
- Cut Protection
DuPont and Paul Boyé Technologies, Partners in Quality
To meet the requirements of the French Ministry of Defence, French manufacturer of uniforms, combat gear and PPE Paul Boyé Technologies chose the latest innovation developed by DuPont: Kevlar® Impact Control (IC) 600D.
Seyntex Multi-Threat Protection
Seyntex, a leading Belgian textile manufacturer, recently won a tender in Denmark with its protective garments using the Nomex® MTP fibres.
Centigon Armours Vehicles with Kevlar®
Centigon, the global leader in vehicle armouring, uses the aramid fibre DuPont™ Kevlar® for new armoured vehicle programmes with Renault Trucks, Land Rover and Jaguar.
Aegis Designs Vest for the Humanitarian Sector Using Kevlar® XP
Aegis, the body amour specialist, has designed a vest specifically to address the needs of the humanitarian sector. It incorporates the renowned fibre Kevlar® XP made by DuPont and provides tactical, overt protection.
INFORMATION & IDEAS
Keeping superbugs at bay
The Ebola crisis and the escalating fight against untreatable bacterial and viral diseases show no signs of abating and point towards a new level of risk for paramedics and other emergency responders.
New Kevlar® Plant at Cooper River
The new plant near Charleston, South Carolina, together with our other global assets, helps DuPont meet strong and growing global demand for Kevlar®.