Innovation in Apparel and Textile Manufacturing
DuPont makes innovative materials, apparel and textiles to help protect people ‐ and the world we share - for today and tomorrow.
DuPont collaborates directly with apparel and textile manufacturers to understand the protection needs of firefighters, industrial workers, law enforcement, emergency response professionals and the military. We focus our science-driven innovation on making fabrics, fibers, and protective apparel that helps safeguard people.
DuPont invented and has continuously improved the applications of some of the world’s leading brands, including DuPont™ Kevlar®, Nomex® , Tychem®, Teflon® and Tyvek® . We are committed to applying our science and innovation to help provide the best materials for the protective apparel and textile industries in the future.
From apparel to upholstery, Teflon® fabric protector provides durable, long-lasting protection against dust and dry soil, oil- and water-based stains. Fabrics with Teflon® are easier to care for, and stay looking newer longer.
DuPont™ Sorona® takes sustainable clothing to new levels of performance and style. It offers a variety of performance benefits and is versatile enough to adapt to all different types of fibers and fabrics.
USES AND APPLICATIONS
- Tactical Vests – Law Enforcement
- Military Body Armor
- Industrial Safety
- Firefighter Gear & Turnout Gear
- Fire Protection
- Military Thermal Protection
- Arc Protection
- Military Helmets
Chemical Protection for Military
DuPont offers garments that help provide chemical protection for a host of different military hazards. See which Tyvek® and Tychem® garments offer the chemical protection needed for situations such as initial entry, victim rescue, release mitigation, evidence collection, body removal, and site cleanup.
- Racing Protection with DuPont™ Nomex®
- Vehicle Armor
Manufacturers use DuPont™ Kevlar® thread for seams and tape edges to help keep out flames. Learn more about the properties of this material.
- DuPont Launches Next-Generation Multi-Hazard Protection – Nomex® MHP
DuPont, LION Collaborate to Better Protect Firefighters and First Responders
DuPont and LION have collaborated on a new offering for firefighters and first responders: gear that protects, from the inside-out with the most advanced blends of DuPont™ Kevlar® filament and DuPont™ Nomex® and Kevlar® staple. LION, a global leader in protective gear for first responders, was the first company to adopt new Kevlar® products in blends with Nomex® to provide maximum protection.
DuPont Opens Ballistics Testing Facility in Hyderabad, India
DuPont opened its latest ballistics testing facility at the DuPont Knowledge Center in Hyderabad, India.
INFORMATION & IDEAS
Thermal Regulations Overview
DuPont offers an overview of the typical regulation hazard codes and the leading thermal regulations impacting personal protective equipment (PPE).
- Better Protection for Protectors
- Second Chance Introduces One of the Thinnest & Most Flexible Vests
- Protecting Those Who Protect Us
- Understanding Cut Protection
Brief summary of the US EPA's (Environmental Protection Agency) "Level's of Protection (LOP)" as applicable to those individuals involved in handling hazardous materials. LOP's are based on the type of respiratory protection required to ensure the safety of the user under the specified conditions of use.
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®.
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.
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®.
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.
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.
- Webinar: How much is your FR garment costing you really
Flash Fire Hazard Case History
A refinery worker flash fire experience showcases how inherently flame-resistant DuPont™ Nomex® fiber can help save lives.
Fuel Hose & Tubing Solutions
Products from DuPont, including DuPont™ Viton®, DuPont™ Teflon®, DuPont™ Kevlar®, and DuPont™ Hypalon®, help improve F200 fuel hose and tubing performance, for proven gains in permeation resistance in automobiles.
Case Study: Cooling System Hoses
DuPont™ Vamac® and DuPont™ Kevlar® work together to help create cooling system hoses with exceptional strength, chemical resistance, and durability in automobiles.