Protecting Those Who Protect Us, with Body Armor
Body armor made with DuPont™ Kevlar® fiber can mean the difference between life and serious injury or death for those in the military, emergency response, and law enforcement.
These heroes in the line of fire never know what to expect when they start their day — what will they be up against, what’s waiting around the corner, will they even make it home? But one thing is certain — when lives are on the line, the right body armor can make all the difference. And when that body armor utilizes DuPont™ Kevlar® fiber, it helps provide excellent performance, superior strength, and extreme flexibility. In fact, statistics show that body armor made with Kevlar® reduces the chance of bodily injury or death caused by physical, ballistic, stab, and slash attacks. Which is why we continue to innovate, and collaborate with government and law enforcement and manufacturing communities, to help them advance, test, and improve upon the high-performance gear that helps those we count on to remain safe through the fight.
Best known for its use in ballistic and stab-resistant body armor, Kevlar® brand aramid fiber is credited with helping to save thousands of lives. Lightweight and extraordinarily strong, it’s used to make a variety of clothing, accessories, and equipment safer, more cut resistant and durable.
INFORMATION & IDEAS
What Keeps You Safe?
“What Keeps You Safe?” PPE videos from DuPont show how heroes in firefighting, military, law enforcement, and emergency response rely on DuPont invention and innovation.
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®.
- ABA Debuts New Xtreme Family of Body Armor Solutions
IACP/DuPont™ Kevlar® Survivors’ Club®
The International Association of Chiefs of Police and DuPont started the IACP/DuPont™ Kevlar® Survivors' Club® in 1987. Read about some of the lives personal body armor has saved or search our database of police report excerpts that illustrate some of the amazing ways body armor made the difference between life and death.
- Second Chance Introduces One of the Thinnest & Most Flexible Vests
DuPont Ballistic Lab
DuPont state-of-the-art ballistic testing laboratories are designed to give our research scientists, engineers, customers, and end users a valuable tool for assessing the reliability of body armor, helmets, or vehicle armor.
DuPont Supports the National Law Enforcement Museum
DuPont is proud to honor law enforcement officials through sponsorship and support of the National Law Enforcement Museum.
DuPont™ Kevlar® Innovation Awards
The DuPont™ Kevlar® Innovation Awards recognized DuPont customers’ ingenuity through products and services that incorporated new ideas, methods, technologies, or applications for Kevlar®.