Continuing a Thread of Innovation with Performance Fibers
DuPont continues to develop innovative high performance fibers - working with manufacturers and designers to develop materials that can be used to protect people and equipment, and lower carbon footprint.
DuPont has been the world leader in polymer and textile science since the early 1900s and has continued a legacy of innovation in performance fibers.
Manufacturers, mills, and designers look for fibers to protect people and machinery, provide stronger and lighter weight reinforcements, and design with high performing eco-friendly materials. We collaborate and innovate with customers using performance fibers such as; DuPont™ Kevlar® for ballistic protection, cut protection and strength reinforcement; DuPont™ Nomex® flame resistant fiber for protective apparel, automotive components, composite and filtration applications, and electrical paper used in transformers, motors and generators; and DuPont™ Sorona® , an innovative carpet, apparel and automotive interior eco-fiber that offers reduced dependence on fossil fuels and a reduced environmental footprint.
Whether it’s protecting firefighters, industrial workers, police officers and military forces, helping engines and generators operate at high temperature, or providing comfort, stretch, and softness to clothing, DuPont performance fibers are the extraordinary thread that impacts our lives.
DuPont is helping provide a local solution that gives Brazil’s law enforcement officers affordable bullet-resistant body armour. Working collaboratively, DuPont was able to help Companhia Brasileira de Cartuchos to significantly lower the cost of bullet-resistant vests made of Kevlar® worn daily by police officers in Brazil.
Uses and Applications
- Tactical Vests – Law Enforcement
- Industrial Protective Clothing
- Flame Resistant Clothing
- Vehicle Armour
- Ballistic Helmets
- Military Body Armour
- Racing Protection with DuPont™ Nomex®
- Automotive Components
- Automotive Hoses
- Belts Made of DuPont™ Kevlar®
- Kevlar® for stronger Brake Pads, Clutches and Gaskets
- Kevlar® for Oil & Gas Applications
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.
Information & Ideas
- Vehicle Weight Reduction
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®.
DuPont Ballistic Lab
DuPont state-of-the-art ballistic testing laboratories are designed to give our research scientists, engineers, customers, and end users a valuable tool for assessing the reliability of body armor, helmets, or vehicle armor.
- Vehicle Safety Solutions
Dupont Celebrates 50th Anniversary of The Iconic Brand, Kevlar®, At A+A 2015
DuPont Protection Technologies celebrates the 50th anniversary of its advanced, high strength fiber for ballistic and cut protection; Kevlar® at on its stand (Hall 05-A40) at A+A 2015.
Protecting Nomex® Production
The DuPont™ Nomex® Partner Program is a carefully-selected network of customer-oriented and progressive weavers and garment manufacturers in Europe who adhere to the rigorous quality controls of DuPont for their fabrics and garments. A unique label on the garment aids identification and provides customers in Europe with a quality mark from reputable suppliers who offer genuine products with Nomex®.
- DuPont™ Kevlar® For Efficient Belt Conveying Systems
- Alternative Drive Vehicles
Improving Tyre Reinforcement
Kevlar® Engineered Elastomer for tyre reinforcement is based on a new method to disperse para-aramid pulp into rubber through a far easier process than dry para-aramid pulp. Read the study that explains the science behind this innovative pulp that has been adopted with success in the automobile industry.
- High Performance Materials
- Engine Efficiency for Lower CO2
DuPont has over two centuries of experience in providing military forces with critical materials. Our cutting edge technologies and materials continue to help provide leading edge protection for military personnel all over the world including military armour made with DuPont™ Kevlar® fibre.