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DuPont acquires Core Matrix Technology

Globally patented technology will add to DuPont’s Life Protection Solutions portfolio.

4th March 2021

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Kernersville, NC, USA


DuPont has acquired Tex Tech’s Core Matrix Technology, a monolithic protective fabric structure that is used in the most advanced ballistic vests worn by military and law enforcement.

The fabric can significantly reduce blunt face trauma – injuries under the skin – while increasing ballistic and fragmentation performance. It is also said to increase the comfort of wearing bullet-resistant body armour.

As such, it is a perfect fit with DuPont’s Kevlar and Nomex-based portfolio of life protection solutions, enabling the most flexible, lightweight ballistic solutions to meet new National Institute of Justice (NIJ) standards for enhanced durability in the USA.

“The addition of Core Matrix Technology to the family of DuPont Life Protection solutions enables us to offer a more comprehensive portfolio to meet any and all protection needs for soldiers and law enforcement personnel,” said John Richard, vice president of DuPont Safety Solutions. “With the combination of the Core Matrix Technology and our current and future fibre technologies we are well positioned to offer the best, most flexible and lightest weight solutions available.”

“This transaction will increase the global accessibility of Core Matrix Technology,” added Scott Burkhart, CEO of Tex Tech.  “Leveraging DuPont’s technical expertise, brand leadership, global reach and value chain relationships will accelerate its expansion across regions and market segments with a differentiated solution to improve the protection and performance of body armour for soldiers and law enforcement personnel.”

With global headquarters in Kernersville, North Carolina, and manufacturing, R&D and sales sites located throughout North America, Europe and Asia, Tex-Tech supplies advanced nonwoven and woven fabrics to the aerospace and defence, medical, sporting goods, agriculture and automotive industries.

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