Innovative fibers from DuPont help protect  personnel and equipment.

Fibers

CASE STUDIES

Using DuPont™ Kevlar® Engineered Elastomer (EE) in the complete apex of the new Dunlop SP Sport Maxx® TT tyre represents a breakthrough in tyre technology.

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.

DuPont™ Kevlar® decided to sponsor the innovative battery powered vehicle called the E-Tracer®.

To manufacture underwater cables rugged enough to protect delicate fibre optic lines against the drag force exerted by kilotons of salt water, Nexans makes extensive use of DuPont™ Kevlar®, an aramid fibre which is five times stronger than steel on equal weight basis.

Kutting UK Ltd., a leader in the manufacture of thermoplastic high pressure hoses for the offshore oil and gas industry, recently decided to switch all its aramid-based products to DuPont™ Kevlar® brand fibre, helping their company to develop the next generation of very-high-working-pressure-, high-temperature- and high-collapse-resistant hoses demanded by the industry.

In 1976, engineers at Linear Composites Limited set up an external test rig to measure the actual creep strain performance of the company’s ParaFil® ropes. Today, over 34 years later, the ropes are still under the same loading, showing almost imperceptible creep.

Seyntex, a leading Belgian textile manufacturer, recently won a tender in Denmark with its protective garments using the Nomex® MTP fibres.

The Primus Line® pipeline system developed by Rädlinger uses the strength of DuPont™ Kevlar® fibre for trenchless rehabilitation of pressure pipes. Designed with short rehabilitation times and fast recommissiong in mind, Primus Line® offers substantial potential savings as a viable alternative to open rehabilitation methods.