Protecting the Professionals: Body Armour
Body armour made of DuPont™ Kevlar® fibre helps protect military forces and law enforcement officers.
When lives are on the line, having the right body armour can make all the difference. That’s why professionals all over the world use the innovative protection of DuPont™ Kevlar® fibre for their safety. They know from experience (as well as from long-term statistics) that personal body armour reduces the chance of bodily injury or death caused by ballistic attacks, explosive fragmentation, or physical, stab, slash and blunt trauma assaults.
By combining superior performance and strength with extreme flexibility, body armour made of Kevlar® helps manufacturers offer outstanding protection in the field – without impeding the mobility of the people inside. Different fabrics made of Kevlar® are tailored to specific threats, and different layers in the weave have different tasks. Bullet-resistant tactical vests made of Kevlar®, for example, “catch” fast-moving projectiles in a multilayer web of woven fabrics. Products like tactical plates made of Kevlar® help add protection and performance in ballistic applications for military and police.
Since threats are changing all the time, the scientists and engineers at DuPont are committed to continuously evolving existing solutions and developing new ones in response.
For example Kevlar® XP™ technology aims to help reduce back face deformation significantly while saving even more weight. The latest solutions include Kevlar® AS (Anti Stab) and Kevlar® IC (Impact Control) .
Best known for its use in ballistic and stab-resistant body armor, Kevlar® brand aramid fiber is credited with helping to save thousands of lives. Lightweight and extraordinarily strong, it’s used to make a variety of clothing, accessories, and equipment safer, more cut resistant and durable.
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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.
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.