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Get improved durability, lighter weight, strength, stiffness, and fire protection for many aircraft applications.
Kevlar® fiber has proven that it is strong enough to survive the extreme forces and temperature fluctuations of space travel. When the Mars Pathfinder landed on the surface of Mars, Kevlar® fiber reinforced the inflatable landing cushions – and the ropes that secured them – helping the Pathfinder to complete its 40-million-mile journey fully intact and ready to explore the planet’s surface. Kevlar® is used in communications satellites and also in the space shuttle to help protect against impact from orbital debris.
For passenger areas that are attractive, easy to clean, and scuff-resistant