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) .
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.
USES AND APPLICATIONS
To meet the requirements of the French Ministry of Defence, French manufacturer of uniforms, combat gear and PPE Paul Boyé Technologies chose the latest innovation developed by DuPont: Kevlar® Impact Control (IC) 600D.
Aegis, the body amour specialist, has designed a vest specifically to address the needs of the humanitarian sector. It incorporates the renowned fibre Kevlar® XP made by DuPont and provides tactical, overt protection.
INFORMATION & IDEAS
INFORMATION & IDEAS
The DuPont™ Kevlar® plant near Charleston, South Carolina, US represents a $500 million investment in significantly expanding production of high-performance DuPont™ Kevlar® para-aramid brand fibre for industrial and military uses.
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.