Innovative fibers from DuPont help protect  personnel and equipment.

Fibers

USES AND APPLICATIONS

In adhesive, sealant, coating, and fiber-reinforced plastic applications, DuPont™ Kevlar® helps provide better viscosity control and lower costs. Learn how the inherent strength and heat resistance of Kevlar® provides performance that cannot be worn or aged away.

DuPont™ Kevlar® helps enable manufacturers in aerospace, marine, and rail industries to build aircraft, ships, and rail cars that are lighter and more durable. Learn how the remarkable performance characteristics of Kevlar® help achieve increased fuel efficiency and lower operating and maintenance costs.

To stand up to the tough jobs workers perform, DuPont engineered Protera® for arc flash protection.

Kevlar® and Nomex® brand fibers help improve the safety, performance, and durability of automotive components for a wide variety of vehicles, from passenger cars and light trucks to professional racecars. Learn how Kevlar® and Nomex® help provide inherent strength in automotive components, inside and out.

DuPont™ Kevlar® brand fiber helps improve the safety, performance, and durability of automotive components such as automotive hoses and automotive belts for a wide variety of vehicles, from passenger cars and trucks to professional racecars.

DuPont™ Kevlar® helps provides the strength, endurance, and stability needed to enhance automotive power train and body components and brake pads.

With DuPont™ Sorona®, denim and jean manufacturers can deliver stretch denim fabric comfort that lasts all day long. With no sagging or bagging, people will gladly wear denim with Sorona® every day.

In electrical insulation applications, Nomex® products helps provide durability, reliability, and the dielectric properties needed to help keep motors, generators, and transformers running smoothly, even under conditions of extreme heat.

Kevlar® provides high tensile strength, helping to safeguard fiber optic cables against mechanical stresses to ensure optimal performance. Learn how the inherent dielectric properties, light weight, small diameter, and flexibility of Kevlar® meet requirements for a wide variety of fiber optic cable applications.

As leaders in flame resistant technology, DuPont scientists have engineered revolutionary materials like Nomex® that help provide industrial workers with protection from intense heat and flames.

Manufacturers use DuPont™ Kevlar® thread for seams and tape edges to help keep out flames. Learn more about the properties of this material.

For a trusted source of protection, firefighters look for turnout gear made of Nomex® and Kevlar® fibers.

Learn how the inherent thermal resistance of DuPont™ Nomex® makes it ideal for high-temperature automotive applications, including heat shields and other under-the-hood applications.

The excellent strength-to-weight ratio of DuPont™ Nomex® and DuPont™ Kevlar® brings performance and value to industries such as mass transportation, construction, and marine shipping.

DuPont™ Nomex®, an inherently thermal-resistant fiber, can withstand extreme stress. Learn how this innovative fiber provides an ideal solution for high-temperature hot gas filtration applications.

Our scientists and technicians have created and rigorously tested our leading brands used in industrial protective clothing, including Nomex®, Tychem®, Tyvek® and Kevlar®. Learn more about their roles in industrial safety and worker protection.

Kevlar® reinforcement helps reduce weight without compromising strength in marine, energy, and maritime vessel composites.

For 40 years, Americans serving in every branch of the Armed Forces have depended upon body armor and flak jackets made with Kevlar® fiber to help protect them from combat hazards.

Kevlar® fiber is a very important part of the military’s assets. By incorporating its inherent protective technology into military helmets, it has helped to save thousands of lives.

Military clothing with thermal protection made with Nomex® fiber helps safeguard our warfighters against the life-and-death challenges they face.

Manufacturers of personal electronics, such as cellular phones, handheld devices, notebook computers, are turning to DuPont™ Kevlar® to help make their products more portable and durable.

Racing suits made of Nomex® fiber play a pivotal role in helping to provide the valuable seconds racing professionals need to escape fires that result from both on-track collisions and pit accidents. See why 95% of racing professionals around the world wear Nomex®.

Kevlar® ropes and cables help deliver performance and value to customers in the fine gauge cable industry by helping to provide excellent robustness, fatigue resistance, shrinkage, and durability. From land to sea to space, learn how Kevlar® brand fiber has helped strengthen ropes and cables to stand up to temperature extremes and harsh environments.

Ideal for use in performance fabrics for active outdoor apparel, Sorona® provides comfort stretch and good color fastness to maintain bright, bold colors.

When the design objective is durable, beautiful, fast-drying, stain-resistant automotive carpet, the more sustainable alternative to petroleum-based products is DuPont™ Sorona®. High-performance Sorona® fiber contains 37% renewably-sourced, plant-based content by weight and consumes less non-renewable energy during manufacture than nylon 6.

DuPont™ Sorona® has stain resistance engineered directly into the fiber so automotive fabric resists staining for the life of the textile. Durable, quick-drying, easy-to-clean, high-performance Sorona® also contains 37% renewably-sourced material by weight.

DuPont™ Sorona® enhances casual wear fabrics when blended with both man-made fibers like polyester and natural textiles like cotton, wool, and linen.

For high-performance, brightly colored chlorine-resistant swimwear, DuPont™ Sorona® is the perfect choice. It allows designers to combine all the performance and comfort benefits consumers want with vivid colors and crisp prints for greater design options.

DuPont™ Sorona® fiber enhances wool and cotton, for a soft uniform fabric that dries quickly, stretches comfortably, and recovers its shape beautifully. And Sorona® is 37% renewably sourced, which means workwear manufacturers now have a renewable uniform fabric option.

Coat fabric made with Sorona® is prized by apparel designers for its remarkable shape memory. Your consumer can pull a Sorona® trenchcoat or jacket from a tightly-packed suitcase and snap it right back into shape with a single flick of the wrist. And thanks to its signature softness and warmth retention, Sorona® is also an ideal insulation material for lightweight winter wear.

Soft fabric for underwear, sleepwear, and other intimate apparel created with Sorona® features enhanced softness, stretchability, and color fastness.

The quest for lighter, stronger, and safer sporting goods has made Kevlar® a popular choice for both equipment manufacturers and consumers. Learn how the same properties and performance attributes that have proven so effective in industrial and life-protection applications also appeal to athletes, outdoors enthusiasts and anyone else looking for better performance in sports products.

Learn how DuPont™ Kevlar® has continued to help innovate in strength-members for the oil and gas industry.

Tactical Vests — essential equipment officers can live with because police officers never know what type of weapons or perpetrators they may come up against, wearing the right tactical vest can mean the difference between walking away from a criminal assault and facing a potentially fatal or disabling injury

DuPont™ Kevlar® Engineered Elastomer helps provide enhanced strength, resistance, and traction to tires and other goods.

MRAP vehicles made using Kevlar® fibers help protect soldiers who are involved in IED and RPG attacks