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DuPont invests $50 million to accelerate Kevlar innovation

According to the company, this investment will help meet increased customer demand, boost productivity and improve quality.

23rd March 2018

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Wilmington, DE


“Kevlar is recognised for creating the protection solutions category 50 years ago and customers have turned to our technology for quality, reliability and performance ever since,” explained John Richard, vice president and general manager for DuPont Kevlar and Nomex.

“The market leadership of Kevlar comes from our ability to solve some of today’s toughest challenges. This investment in our operations will position the business to push the boundaries of fibre science and what is possible for our customers for the next 50 years.”

In addition to the millions in capital investment, the Kevlar business has dedicated nearly 50 people around the world to the continuous improvement of Kevlar fibres and the development of next generation game changing performance innovations. “These investments are only just the beginning,” added Mr Richard. “At over 50 years strong, Kevlar is constantly seeking out and identifying new uses and applications to enable people to Dare Bigger – we never stop thinking about what’s next.”

The Safety & Construction business, part of DowDuPont Specialty Products Division, is a leader in products and solutions that protect people, structures and the environment. It offers brands including Corian, Kevlar, Nomex, Tyvek, Styrofoam and Filmtec.

DowDuPont Specialty Products is an innovation leader with technology-based materials, ingredients and solutions. It delivers innovations in key markets including electronics, transportation, building and construction, health and wellness, food and worker safety.

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