Kevlar 50 years strong logoDuPont Protection Technologies celebrates the 50th anniversary of its advanced, high strength fibre for ballistic and cut protection: Kevlar.

Invented by DuPont after its scientist Stephanie Kwolek discovered the first liquid crystal polymer in 1965, Kevlar® is an advanced material synonymous with strength, durability and performance in extreme conditions. The polymer has been used in applications ranging from space suits and body armor to gloves, sporting equipment and cell phones.

At the same time, the company wants to celebrate the 50th year of continuous innovations with Kevlar®. As DuPont successfully completes five glorious decades of DuPont™ Kevlar® in offering superior protection along with comfort and mobility, the company reiterates that it will continue to innovate and provide the market with solutions that challenge boundaries and defy limits.

The recently announced Dare Bigger™ brand campaign for Kevlar® represents the breadth and versatility of the Kevlar® technology platform. It enables customers, engineers and scientists to Dare Bigger with their product designs and tailor-made solutions according to their needs and makes a difference when performance and safety are crucial. Best known for its use in ballistic, stab-resistant body armor and gloves , Kevlar® has helped to protect and save the lives of thousands of people around the world that Dare Bigger every day.

The use of Kevlar® technology has been extended to everything from fire fighter and industrial protective clothing to vehicles, fiber optic cables, mining belts, commercial aircraft and city roads. Kevlar® fiber is also used in many consumer products such as mobile phones, motor cycle jeans, tires, sporting apparel and equipment.