Fifth Ballistics Center to Develop Protective Materials that Help Keep People Safe Around the World
DuPont recently opened its latest ballistics testing facility at the DuPont Knowledge Center in Hyderabad, India. The state-of-the-art facility houses a ballistic testing range, a 600-ton helmet press and stab testing equipment. It is the fifth DuPont site for testing protection materials in ballistic applications. Others are located in Richmond, Virginia; Meyrin, Switzerland; Paulina, Brazil and Wilmington, Delaware.
The DuPont Ballistics Facility will allow DuPont to work closely with its customers and end-users, including law enforcement, military and first responders, in an application testing facility dedicated to providing advanced materials that help protect more people from harm. In addition, DuPont will be able to develop solutions that can be tested under local conditions.
“With applications testing facilities located close to our global customers, we can better collaborate on innovations that help keep people safe and better protect the environment, structures and critical processes,” said Thomas G. Powell, president of DuPont Protection Technologies. “As the brand leader in protection, DuPont is committed to using its science expertise to develop a broader portfolio of DuPont™ Kevlar® materials and solutions that address local needs.”
DuPont has been providing Kevlar® protective materials for more than 40 years. Best known for its use in ballistic and stab-resistant body armor, DuPont™ Kevlar® has helped save the lives of thousands of law enforcement and military personnel around the world. The proven performance of DuPont™ Kevlar® has found application in many other industries, including aerospace, oil and gas, alternative energy and automotive industries, where the combination of lightweight strength and other unique properties enable new designs and increased reliability.
DuPont™ Kevlar® is produced at the Cooper River plant near Charleston, South Carolina; in Richmond, Virginia; Maydown, Northern Ireland; and at the DuPont-Toray facility in Tokai, Japan.
DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802. The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment. For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit http://www.dupont.com.