Kevlar® XP™ for Soft Armor — Comfort and Protection
The job of keeping the public safe requires a combination of high-level protection and high-level comfort. It’s why DuPont developed the next-generation of patented fabric technology used in Kevlar® XP™ technology for Soft Body Armor.
Situations can change drastically in just a matter of seconds. Law enforcement officers need to react on instinct. That’s why we’ve made a combination of comfort and protection a priority. Kevlar® XP™ technology for Soft Body Armor features a patented woven fabric technology that helps enable vests to weigh at least 10% less than those made with other commercially available technologies, while still being made of Kevlar® material.
Kevlar® XP™ technology for Soft Body Armor helps offer more bullet-stopping power. This patented technology helps provides approximately a 15% reduction in back face deformation and superior ballistic performance in a 100% Kevlar® solution. Kevlar® XP™ for Soft Body Armor technology helps manufacturers provide more comfortable vest designs with at least a 10% reduction in overall weight, helping to give officers the freedom of movement they need to protect themselves, their partners, and the public.
Product Data Sheets (5)
- Kevlar® Life Protection Brand Brochure (PDF)
- Kevlar® XP™ Overview (PDF)
- Reference Designs for Vests with Kevlar® XP™ (PDF)
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 new plant near Charleston, South Carolina, together with our other global assets, helps DuPont meet strong and growing global demand for Kevlar®.
DuPont is proud to honor law enforcement officials through sponsorship and support of the National Law Enforcement Museum.
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 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.
USES AND APPLICATIONS
Tactical Vests — essential equipment officers can live with because police officers never know what type of weapons or perpetrators they may come up against, wearing the right tactical vest can mean the difference between walking away from a criminal assault and facing a potentially fatal or disabling injury