Kevlar® XP™ for Hard Armor technology — All the protection without all the weight.
Kevlar® XP™ for Hard Armor technology helps prove that a lighter-weight helmet can still offer heavy protection. A critical reason to have Kevlar® fiber in your “kit”.
DuPont is constantly innovating to help manufacturers provide our military personnel with lighter, stronger, and safer products. Kevlar® XP™ for Hard Armor technology helps manufacturers provide a lighter-weight helmet in a 100% DuPont™ Kevlar® solution. Made from a high-toughness resin combined with Kevlar® KM2® Plus fiber, Kevlar® XP™ for Hard Armor technology helps manufacturers allow for a 20% decrease in helmet weight, while maintaining the same performance as the current Advanced Combat Helmet. Kevlar® XP™ for Hard Armor technology can also be used to help design helmets that provide up to a 20% increase in performance at an equivalent weight.
Kevlar® XP™ for Hard Armor technology also helps provide:
• Minimal back face deformation
• Fewer layers and reduced stitching requirements
• Patented woven fabric
DuPont Kevlar® XP™ for Hard Armor technology helps manufacturers provide protection for our warfighters by incorporating excellent ballistic and non-ballistic protection to help lower the risk of blunt force trauma. One more critical reason to have gear made with Kevlar® fiber in your “kit”.
DuPont science, history, innovation, and investment help protect those in the armed forces.
Product Data Sheets (2)
- Kevlar® XP™ S300 Technical Data Sheet (PDF)
- Kevlar® XP™ H170 Data Sheet (PDF)
INFORMATION & IDEAS
The new plant near Charleston, South Carolina, together with our other global assets, helps DuPont meet strong and growing global demand 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.
“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®.
“Suited for Space,” a DuPont-sponsored Smithsonian exhibition on an extended tour, highlights the history of spacesuits and the importance of many leading DuPont protective materials to space innovation.
DuPont™ Kevlar® trademarking and licensing information.