Light in Weight, High in Performance — Kevlar® Fiber
Versatile and strong, Kevlar® fiber is more than just a series of threads.
DuPont™ Kevlar® fibers are used in a variety of clothing, accessories, and equipment to help make them safer and more durable. With five times the strength of steel based on an equal weight basis, it’s the go-to fiber for protective apparel and accessories.
Kevlar® fiber and filament come in a variety of types, each with its own unique set of properties and performance characteristics for different protection needs.
Kevlar® 29 (K29)
The original family of product types of Kevlar®, having similar tensile properties with many decitex and finishes. These yarns are used in ballistic applications, ropes and cables, protective apparel such as cut-resistant gloves, in life protection uses such as helmets, vehicular armoring, and plates, and as rubber reinforcement in tires and automotive hoses.
Kevlar® 49 (K49)
High-modulus type used primarily in fiber optic cable, textile processing, plastic reinforcement, ropes, cables, and composites for marine sporting goods and aerospace applications.
Producer-colored Kevlar® yarns, used in ropes and cables, tapes and strappings, gloves and other protective apparel, and sporting goods.
Higher-elongation, flexible-fatigue-resistant yarn types found in mechanical rubber goods, such as tires, automotive belts, and hoses.
Lightweight, high-performance, and high-tenacity type of yarns used in motorcycle racing gear, life protection accessories, ropes and cables, and high-pressure hoses used in the oil and gas industry.
Woven into fabric meeting performance requirements for helmets and vests for military and high-performing UDs for spall liners.
Kevlar® KM2 Plus
High tenacity, high toughness, and finer decitex fiber used in vests and helmet for both military and law enforcement officers.
Kevlar® AP for Advanced Performance dramatically improves cost-effectiveness and design flexibility to help manufacturers build leaner, more robust consumer and industrial products.
L'ingénieur français Nadège Louerat travaille sur l'un des plus gros avions du monde, l'Airbus A380. DuPont travaille en étroite collaboration avec Airbus pour les aider à fournir des matières composites légères comme celles en nid d'abeille fabriquées en Nomex® et Kevlar®, utilisées dans l'Airbus A380 pour augmenter l'efficience énergétique et réduire les émissions de l'aviation.