Kevlar® fiber for Military - KM2 Plus – the most protective DuPont fiber for the most hazardous duty.
When counterinsurgency goes kinetic, DuPont responds. It always has. As the threat changes so must the response, so Kevlar® fiber continues to evolve. Kevlar® KM2 Plus fiber is our highest grade protective fiber for military use and offers increased process-ability for conversion to woven fabrics and structures for ballistic fabric weavers and body armor manufacturers.
The Kevlar® brand stands for proven protection now and in the future. It will continue to evolve to address future military needs for soldier protection system requirements.
DuPont created Kevlar® KM2® Plus — an evolution of the popular Kevlar® brand fiber.Military combat helmets and tactical vests made with Kevlar® KM2® Plus helps manufacturers provide superior resistance against bullets and fragments, while maintaining a lighter weight for increased comfort and mobility. When woven into a fabric, it helps the fabric meet the requirements for military performance specs, including:
- Helps contribute to fabric flexibility
- Excellent thermal stability at temperature extremes
The DuPont Armor Technology Center in Wilmington, Delaware, is committed to improving DuPontTM Kevlar® and other DuPont brands for military solutions.
INFORMATION & IDEAS
“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.
The DuPont™ Kevlar® Innovation Awards recognized DuPont customers’ ingenuity through products and services that incorporated new ideas, methods, technologies, or applications for Kevlar®.
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.
The new plant near Charleston, South Carolina, together with our other global assets, helps DuPont meet strong and growing global demand for Kevlar®.
USES AND APPLICATIONS
Kevlar® fiber is a very important part of the military’s assets. By incorporating its inherent protective technology into military helmets, it has helped to save thousands of lives.