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Kevlar® brand

Better, Stronger and Safer with Kevlar® Fiber

It’s about daring bigger, pushing limits, being courageous, and helping keep people safe —DuPont™ Kevlar®.

DuPont™ Kevlar® aramid fiber allows people to Dare Bigger. It’s used to make a variety of clothing, accessories, and equipment safe and cut resistant. It’s lightweight, durable and extraordinarily strong. Yes, it’s best known for its use in ballistic and stab-resistant body armor, as Kevlar® brand aramid fiber continues to evolve and allow heroes to be heroes. But it’s also on the ski slopes, the switchback trails, in demanding desert terrain, even the outer limits of space.

Invented almost 50 years ago, DuPont™ Kevlar® continues to take on new challenges, with our scientists continuously innovating and working on a range of new opportunities through collaborations with communities, industrial manufacturers, and governments. Together we’re bringing the strength, durability and performance of Kevlar® to new frontiers. Kevlar® aramid fiber is pushing boundaries and defying obstacles every day. Kevlar® is allowing everyone to Dare Bigger™.

 

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • New Search & Rescue Safety Glove from SEIZ

    60,000 members of THW Technisches Hilfswerk (German Urban Search and Rescue Association) are better protected thanks to the new safety glove manufactured by SEIZ that incorporates DuPont™ Kevlar® and DuPont™ Nomex® fibres.

  • Dunlop Sport Maxx® TT with Kevlar®

    Using DuPont™ Kevlar® Engineered Elastomer (EE) in the complete apex of the new Dunlop SP Sport Maxx® TT tyre represents a breakthrough in tyre technology.

  • Kutting UK Offshore Oil & Gas Hoses

    Kutting UK Ltd., a leader in the manufacture of thermoplastic high pressure hoses for the offshore oil and gas industry, recently decided to switch all its aramid-based products to DuPont™ Kevlar® brand fibre, helping their company to develop the next generation of very-high-working-pressure-, high-temperature- and high-collapse-resistant hoses demanded by the industry.

  • Trenchless Pipe Rehabilitation with Kevlar®

    The Primus Line® pipeline system developed by Rädlinger uses the strength of DuPont™ Kevlar® fibre for trenchless rehabilitation of pressure pipes. Designed with short rehabilitation times and fast recommissiong in mind, Primus Line® offers substantial potential savings as a viable alternative to open rehabilitation methods.

  • Offshore Rig Evacuation Chutes

    Viking Life-Saving Equipment is committed to safety at sea and goes to extraordinary lengths to protect customers from offshore danger. Find out how Viking uses DuPont™ Kevlar® and DuPont™ Nomex® fibre in offshore-rig evacuation chutes.

  • E-Tracer® made with Kevlar®

    DuPont™ Kevlar® decided to sponsor the innovative battery powered vehicle called the E-Tracer®.

  • Nexans Underwater Cables with Kevlar®

    To manufacture underwater cables rugged enough to protect delicate fibre optic lines against the drag force exerted by kilotons of salt water, Nexans makes extensive use of DuPont™ Kevlar®, an aramid fibre which is five times stronger than steel on equal weight basis.

  • Time-Tested Ropes Made of Kevlar®

    In 1976, engineers at Linear Composites Limited set up an external test rig to measure the actual creep strain performance of the company’s ParaFil® ropes. Today, over 34 years later, the ropes are still under the same loading, showing almost imperceptible creep.

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