Innovative fibers from DuPont help protect  personnel and equipment.

Fibers

INFORMATION & IDEAS

Since the early 1900's, DuPont has been a world leader in polymer and fiber technology. DuPont™ Sorona® renewably sourced fiber is the latest innovation that delivers environmental benefits without sacrificing performance.

As alternative drive vehicles evolve, the challenges only multiply. DuPont is working with automotive manufacturers to help them improve efficiency and range in today’s hybrid and electric vehicles, and further the development of the fuel-cell powered vehicles of tomorrow.

Military and law enforcement need lightweight and flexible body protection, including bullet-resistant vests and helmets for use in stressful environments, to protect those who protect us.

See how we make car armoring affordable and accessible for Brazil’s families.

Renewably Sourced™ DuPont™ Sorona® is opening up new possibilities for carpet design. Durable and color-fast, with permanent stain resistance built right into the fiber, the Sorona® carpet design option is also the right choice in terms of performance.

For maximum protection against fires, the body must be covered as completely as possible with flame-resistant protective clothing. This requires long pants and long sleeves, making for hot work in warm and humid climates. Understandably, industrial workers may be concerned about potential heat stress when wearing protective apparel. Learn more about the factors that can lead to heat stress, and how DuPont brands can help offer comfort and protection in protective garments.

To facilitate the choice of mechanical (cut) protective clothing, both the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the European Union (EU) have developed cut standards for selection criteria.

Review the various cut test methods used by regional and global standards groups to rate the level of cut protection of gloves and other accessories.

DuPont government collaboration connects local and federal institutions with DuPont engineers and scientists, helping to create hundreds of protection, energy, and food solutions. Read about our deep history and how we continue to work alongside the U.S. government to help make the world a safer place.

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.

Bio-based products are a critical component of DuPont’s efforts to reduce dependence on fossil fuels. When it comes to bio-based products, DuPont science is innovating across the entire development chain, from seeds and feedstocks through proprietary fermentation and chemical processes to the final high-performance, economically efficient products our customers demand.

DuPont is powering industrial biotechnology innovation, meeting some of the world’s (and our customers’) most daunting challenges with ground-breaking enzyme technology, improved biorefinery processes, and renewably-sourced biomaterials that overdeliver on performance.

DuPont opened its latest ballistics testing facility at the DuPont Knowledge Center in Hyderabad, India.

DuPont is proud to honor law enforcement officials through sponsorship and support of the National Law Enforcement Museum.

DuPont Protection Technologies and Globe are celebrating an industry milestone by giving back to U.S. fire departments in need.

The DuPont™ Kevlar® Innovation Awards recognized DuPont customers’ ingenuity through products and services that incorporated new ideas, methods, technologies, or applications for Kevlar®.

Knowing the important role carpet recycling plays in helping the environment, DuPont research has proven that face fiber made with DuPont™ Sorona® can be shaved from the carpet backing, turned into pellets, and spun into new fiber. In fact, there are even more potential ways to recycle carpet made with Sorona®.

Durable, inherently fire-resistant Nomex® fiber has an excellent wear life and helps contribute to bottom-line savings.

The superior lifecycle of DuPont™ Protera®, as well as its thermal-resistant protection and ease of maintenance, sets it apart from FR-treated fabrics. See how Protera® compares.

DuPont is working with automakers to develop materials that help optimize engine efficiency. Focus areas include heat and friction management, exhaust gas recirculation, and re-imagining turbocharger technology or injection systems for mainstream vehicle production.

What are the differences between “inherent” and “treated” flame resistant fabrics? Learn how each fabric reacts when exposed to heat, and when flame-resistant properties can be removed.

The partnership between CG Power Systems and DuPont is successfully helping wind farms to generate sustainable energy around the world.

Many of today’s vehicle system environments are like a pressure cooker of aggressive chemicals. Very few materials have the right combination of characteristics to withstand that kind of severe treatment. DuPont is at the forefront of the development of the latest generation of high performance materials.

Using glucose as the basis for Bio-PDO™, a bio-based monomer, DuPont created a renewably sourced ingredient for biobased fibers like DuPont™ Sorona®, which is used in everyday products, like carpet and apparel.

The International Association of Chiefs of Police and DuPont started the IACP/DuPont™ Kevlar® Survivors' Club® in 1987. Read about some of the lives personal body armor has saved or search our database of police report excerpts that illustrate some of the amazing ways body armor made the difference between life and death.

Material ConneXion, the world’s largest innovative materials library, has added Jonäno MaÏsse™ fabric, a blend of organic bamboo and DuPont™ Sorona® renewably sourced fiber, to its materials collection.

Kevlar® Engineered Elastomer for tire reinforcement is based on a new method to disperse para-aramid pulp into rubber. Read the study that explains the science behind this innovative pulp that has been adopted with success in the automobile industry.

Renewably Sourced™, low-VOC-emitting DuPont™ Sorona® could help your next building project become LEED® certified by earning points in several different areas, including Indoor Environmental Quality, Materials and Resources, Regional Priority, and Innovation in Design.

NESC® C2 sets best practices and rules to protect utility workers in the construction, maintenance, and operation of electric supply and communication lines and equipment.

The new plant near Charleston, South Carolina, together with our other global assets, helps DuPont meet strong and growing global demand for Kevlar®.

In August of 2011, DuPont™ Sorona® received Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 Class 1 Certification — third-party verification that Sorona® polymer meets the most stringent safety standards and is suitable for a wide range of carpet and textile applications including those intended for babies and toddlers.

Second Chance® has released its new family of armor solutions – The Summit™ ST. The Summit ST design was developed to offer an all DuPont™ Kevlar® ballistic package. DuPont™ Kevlar® fibers have pioneered the industry in the science of ballistic protection for more than 40 years. By uniting Kevlar® with GORE-TEX® fabrics, Second Chance has created one of the thinnest, most flexible vests available.

The USDA BioPreferred Certification of DuPont™ Sorona® means manufacturers can offer innovative products that customers can readily identify. Innovative products help reduce the use of fossil fuels and help reduce emissions.

Carpet fibers produced with DuPont™ Sorona® deliver on all fronts: aesthetics, stain resistance, color fastness, ease of maintenance, and durability — yielding excellent results in Hexapod Walker and Vetterman Drum testing.

For a superior stain-resistant carpet, look no further than carpet made with DuPont™ Sorona®, which has stain resistance built in.

DuPont™ Sorona® delivers innovative performance to all types of textile fibers for apparel. A renewably sourced fiber, Sorona® provides exceptional softness, comfort stretch, superior tensile strength, lower dyeing temperatures and more. No other fiber combines so many performance and environmental benefits.

“Suited for Space,” a DuPont-sponsored Smithsonian exhibition on an extended tour, highlights the history of spacesuits and the importance of many leading DuPont protective materials to space innovation.

DuPont offers an overview of the typical regulation hazard codes and the leading thermal regulations impacting personal protective equipment (PPE).

Specific performance benefits, including stain resistance, are so unique to DuPont™ Sorona®, the U.S. FTC gave the generic name triexta to homo fibers made from PTT, the Sorona® renewably sourced polymer.

When it comes to specifying protective gloves, there are many things to consider.

DuPont vehicle safety solutions help increase safety across the whole automotive value chain, from employee safety on the production floor to driver and passenger safety on the road.

Vehicle weight reduction is a major challenge. While plastics are inherently lighter than metals, lightweighting requires more than direct material substitution. DuPont predictive engineering and design teams work with customers, using insight and high-performance DuPont materials to redesign for lower weight, often integrating functions to cut costs at the same time.

“What Keeps You Safe?” PPE videos from DuPont show how heroes in firefighting, military, law enforcement, and emergency response rely on DuPont invention and innovation.

Racing professionals like Jeff Gordon, Robert Pressley, Gerhard Berger, and Jos Verstappen wear racing suits and gear made of Nomex® for a variety of reasons: it's lightweight, flexible, breathable, and comfortable. Most importantly, though, it's flame-resistant. And that performance benefit, more than any other, helped saved their lives. Read their testimonials.