Continuing a Thread of Innovation with Performance Fibers
DuPont continues to develop innovative high performance fibers - working with manufacturers and designers to develop materials that can be used to protect people and equipment, and lower carbon footprint.
DuPont has been the world leader in polymer and textile science since the early 1900s and has continued a legacy of innovation in performance fibers.
Manufacturers, mills, and designers look for fibers to protect people and machinery, provide stronger and lighter weight reinforcements, and design with high performing eco-friendly materials. We collaborate and innovate with customers using performance fibers such as; DuPont™ Kevlar® for ballistic protection, cut protection and strength reinforcement; DuPont™ Nomex® flame resistant fiber for protective apparel, automotive components, composite and filtration applications, and electrical paper used in transformers, motors and generators; and DuPont™ Sorona® , an innovative carpet, apparel and automotive interior eco-fiber that offers reduced dependence on fossil fuels and a reduced environmental footprint.
Whether it’s protecting firefighters, industrial workers, police officers and military forces, helping engines and generators operate at high temperature, or providing comfort, stretch, and softness to clothing, DuPont performance fibers are the extraordinary thread that impacts our lives.
USES AND APPLICATIONS
- Tactical Vests – Law Enforcement
- Industrial Protective Clothing
- Flame Resistant Clothing
- Vehicle Armour
- Ballistic Helmets
- Military Body Armour
- Military Clothing
- Aerospace, Marine, & Rail
- Kevlar® for stronger Brake Pads, Clutches and Gaskets
Sorona® for Automotive Carpet
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.
Sorona® Snaps Coat Fabric Into Shape
DuPont™ Sorona® enhances casual wear fabrics when blended with both man-made fibers like polyester and natural textiles like cotton, wool, and linen.
- DuPont™ Sorona® for Stretch Denim
DuPont and Paul Boyé Technologies, Partners in Quality
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.
Seyntex Multi-Threat Protection
Seyntex, a leading Belgian textile manufacturer, recently won a tender in Denmark with its protective garments using the Nomex® MTP fibres.
E-Tracer® made with Kevlar®
DuPont™ Kevlar® decided to sponsor the innovative battery powered vehicle called the E-Tracer®.
INFORMATION & IDEAS
- Oeko-Tex Standard 100 for Sorona®
Dupont Celebrates 50th Anniversary of The Iconic Brand, Kevlar®, At A+A 2015
DuPont Protection Technologies celebrates the 50th anniversary of its advanced, high strength fiber for ballistic and cut protection; Kevlar® at on its stand (Hall 05-A40) at A+A 2015.
Time is of the Essence
Time plays a crucial role in the protection cycle of PPE and so it is important that firefighters consider how their garments behave and interact with the wearer during and after these events to ensure they take the correct course of action and are properly protected.
Protecting Nomex® Production
The DuPont™ Nomex® Partner Program is a carefully-selected network of customer-oriented and progressive weavers and garment manufacturers in Europe who adhere to the rigorous quality controls of DuPont for their fabrics and garments. A unique label on the garment aids identification and provides customers in Europe with a quality mark from reputable suppliers who offer genuine products with Nomex®.
- How DuPont™ Sorona® is Made
DuPont™ Sorona® and Carpet Recycling
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®.
- DuPont Bio-Based Products
- Sorona® for Stain-Resistant Carpet
Sorona® for Carpet Fibers
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.
- DuPont Industrial Biotech Solutions
- Jonäno Innovative Fabric and Sorona®
New Kevlar® Plant at Cooper River
The new plant near Charleston, South Carolina, together with our other global assets, helps DuPont meet strong and growing global demand for Kevlar®.
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.