Product Announcement from DuPont™ Kevlar®
DuPont™ Kevlar® fiber and filament come in a variety of types, each with a different set of properties and performance characteristics. The nature of the end-use application usually determines what type of Kevlar® will be used.
NEW Kevlar® XP™ fabric technology
This patented technology provides approximately 15% reduction in backface deformation and superior ballistic performance in a 100% Kevlar® solution. Kevlar® XP™ allows more comfortable vest design with at least 10% reduction in overall weight.
Kevlar® 29 (K29)
The original family of product types of Kevlar® having similar tensile properties and with many deniers 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.
High-tenacity type of yarns used in MRG, life protection such as ballistic vests and helmets, ropes and cables, and high-pressure hoses used in the oil and gas industry.