Kevlar® Aramid Pulp for Greater Performance in Vehicles
DuPont™ Kevlar® Aramid Pulp helps enhance performance through high temperature reinforcement and viscosity control.
DuPont™ Kevlar® aramid pulps are highly fibrillated chopped fibers that can be used as specialty additives to enhance performance by helping to provide excellent reinforcement and viscosity control under shear stress. Kevlar® Aramid Pulp is used in automotive brake pads, gaskets, and automatic transmission papers, and as a viscosity control additive for adhesives and sealants.
Kevlar®Aramid Pulp Properties
- Highly fibrillated, short (0.5–1mm) fibers
- Yellow color
- Useful temperature range (-200 to +350°C)
- Specific gravity of 1.45
- Specific surface area of 7–11m2/g
- Bulk density of 3–10 lb/ft3
Information & Ideas
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®.
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.
Uses and Applications
- Automotive Components
- Kevlar® for stronger Brake Pads, Clutches and Gaskets
Kevlar® reinforcement helps reduce weight without compromising strength in marine, energy, and maritime vessel composites.