DuPont India

Kevlar®

Kevlar® brand fiber is an innovative technology from DuPont that combines high strength with light weight to help dramatically improve the performance of a variety of consumer and industrial products. Groundbreaking research by DuPont scientists in the field of liquid crystalline polymer solutions in 1965 formed the basis for the commercial preparation of the Kevlar® aramid fiber. Lightweight and flexible, Kevlar® has evolved over four decades of innovation to do everything from helping save thousands of lives around the world to helping make safer homes and vehicles to helping land spacecraft on Mars. If it needs to be light, strong, or safe, it needs to be Kevlar®.


Uses & Applications
The worldwide recognition Kevlar® brand fiber has earned as a high-performance material for helping to protect human life extends far beyond the body armor used by the military and law enforcement community. A unique combination of properties makes Kevlar® the first choice for an ever-growing number of applications where a reduction of weight, increase in strength and resistance to corrosion produce significant improvements in safety and efficiency. Today, Kevlar® is used in everything from airplane parts to reinforced suspension bridge structures to suspension bridge cables to fiber optic cables, not to mention a variety of consumer goods. Chances are you either use Kevlar® or come into contact with it on a regular basis.

Body Armor made with Kevlar®

See how body armor made with DuPont™ Kevlar® helps protect the law enforcement and military personnel that protect our communities
» More
Protection Vests made with Kevlar®
Discover the superior strength and comfort of protection vests made with the bullet-resistant power of Kevlar®brand fiber. » More
Military Helmets made with Kevlar®
Military helmets made with Kevlar® offer lightweight, superior protection against a wide range of threats. » More
Heat Resistant Gloves made with Kevlar®
For decades, heat -resistant gloves made with DuPont™ Kevlar® technology have protected soldiers’ hands. » More
Vehicle Armor made with Kevlar®
Find out how DuPont™ Kevlar® brings superior protection to combat and civilian vehicles with vehicle armor. » More
Multiple threat protection
DuPont™Kevlar® MTP technology helps protect military and law enforcement personnel who face multiple threats from firearms, knives and other puncture-producing weapons. » More
Automotive uses for Kevlar®
Kevlar® pulp and fibers help improve the performance and durability of power train and body components used in passenger vehicles, trucks and race cars. » More
Mass transportation
Aerospace companies have used Kevlar® to innovate safety and performance features that have redefined the economics of the transportation industry, and rail car and ship builders are following their lead. » More
Kevlar® in Fiber optics
Kevlar® fibers and filaments help strengthen countless miles of cables containing glass fibers that transmit voice, data and video signals. » More
Ropes and Cables
Its resistance to chemicals and temperature extremes make Kevlar® an ideal component for ropes and cables under severe loads in harsh environments.
» More
Adhesives, Sealants & Coatings
In adhesive, sealant, coating and fiber-reinforced applications, Kevlar® provides superior viscosity control and lower costs. » More
Composites
The ideal balance of strength, stiffness and light weight properties of Kevlar® make it ideal as a composite in wind turbines, construction and marine applications. » More
Oil and gas
Offshore oil and gas facilities count on the all-conditions strength of DuPont™ Kevlar® because it resists corrosion and elongation, and is up to 95% lighter than steel in seawater   » More
Industrial gloves and apparel
Gloves and protective clothing made from Kevlar® fiber provide superior cut and abrasion resistance and comfort for professionals who work with glass, sheet metal and other hazardous objects. » More
Consumer applications for Kevlar®
The remarkable strength-to-weight ratio of Kevlar® fibers allows manufacturers to offer consumer products that are light, durable and comfortable. » More
Other uses for Kevlar®
DuPont™ Kevlar® goes into several items that defy simple categorization, but are nonetheless prevalent in everyday life. » More