Ballistic Military and Police Helmets Get the Kevlar® Treatment
Bullets, shrapnel, and explosions are a constant threat to combat personnel. Ballistic helmets made of DuPont™ Kevlar® fibre have helped save thousands of military and police lives from a wide range of threats.
Ballistic helmets made of DuPont™ Kevlar® fibre help protect the wearer against a wide range of threats, including submachine-gun bullets and fragments.
As rigorous impact testing shows, ballistic helmets made of Kevlar® fibre have superior structural integrity that can help enhance survivability in ballistic and non-ballistic impact. And because ballistic helmets made of Kevlar® are lightweight, they can also help improve mobility and reduce fatigue, leaving the wearers more energy to complete their mission.
DuPont™ Kevlar® Prepreg HPP - Efficient ballistic protection
Combining the ballistic properties of DuPont™ Kevlar® aramid fibre with phenolic resin, Kevlar® Prepreg HPP is a high performance material for helmet applications, helping manufacturers offer ballistic protection in tough of environments. With additional manufacturing benefits such as minimal wastage and enhanced productivity, Kevlar® HPP is a very efficient and cost-effective solution.
Kevlar® XP™ H170 for Helmets
Kevlar® XP™ H170 for helmets is a patented woven fabric that can help manufacturers reduce helmet weight by one-fifth while maintaining the same performance. Alternatively, it can help provide up to 20 percent increase in performance using the same level of material.
Threads of DuPont™ Kevlar® and DuPont™ Nomex® protection innovation help connect science, public safety, and consumers alike.
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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DuPont Opens Ballistics Testing Facility in Hyderabad, India
DuPont opened its latest ballistics testing facility at the DuPont Knowledge Center in Hyderabad, India.
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.