DuPont Protection Solutions Collaborates with Belkin on a premium line of cables built with DuPont™ Kevlar® 

Belkin USB Cables Kevlar®

PLAYA VISTA, Calif., Nov. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Belkin®, market leader in mobile accessories, announces a collaboration with DuPont Protection Solutions (DuPont) for the development of a premium line of cables built with DuPont™ Kevlar® for extreme durability.

The MIXIT↑™ DuraTek™ Lightning to USB Cables are forged with superior quality materials, including strong DuPont™ Kevlar® fiber strands built into the cables to provide structure, protecting the wires inside from damage. Best known for its lightweight strength and use in ballistic and stab-resistant body armor, DuPont™ Kevlar® fiber is used around the world for everything from bullet-resistant vests and crash helmets, to surfboards and extreme sports gear.

Other smart design details – like longer, flexible strain relief to prevent breakage; an abrasion-resistant, double-braided nylon tough outer jacket; and highly flexible insulation to minimize damage from friction – deliver a cable with sustained performance and ultimate durability.

"With virtually every consumer owning multiple mobile devices and looking for opportunities to charge, there's a real and growing need in the marketplace for reliable charging solutions," said Steve Malony, GM & VP, Belkin. "We're delighted to collaborate with DuPont to expand Belkin's overall mobile accessories line, bringing two iconic brands together to create a line of cables that border on indestructible, withstanding even the most demanding routines."

"For more than two decades, DuPont™ Kevlar® fiber has brought lightweight, flexible strength and temperature resistance to electro-mechanical cables for severe loads and in harsh environments from the bottom of the ocean to the surface of Mars.  We are pleased to be working with the global leader, Belkin, to now bring Kevlar® advantage to consumers in fine gauge cables for electronic devices," said Lynne Chappel, global brand leader, DuPont.

DuPont™ Kevlar® fiber has helped to protect the lives of thousands of people around the world. The use of Kevlar® has been extended to everything from firefighter and industrial protective clothing to vehicles, fiber optic cables, mining belts, commercial aircraft and city roads.  Kevlar® fiber is used in many consumer products such as mobile phones, tires, high-performance sporting apparel and equipment. Last year, DuPont celebrated the 50th anniversary of the discovery of DuPont™ Kevlar®.

MIXIT↑™ DuraTek™ Lightning to USB Cable for iPhone / iPad

  • Kevlar® reinforced conductors provide added durability
  • Longer, flexible strain relief absorbs stress from bending to prevent breakage
  • Double-braided nylon forms flexible, durable cable jacket
  • Aluminum casing protects circuit board inside connector
  • Flexible insulation reduces friction
  • 4-foot length
  • Supports 2.4A charging
  • 5-Year Limited Warranty & MFi Certified

Availability

The MIXIT DuraTek Lightning to USB Cables will be available November 15 for a MSRP of $29.99 on Belkin.com.

About Belkin

Belkin® developed its first people-inspired products in 1983 with cables that quickly led to the development of the first intelligent cable that connected an Apple IIc, Apple's first portable computer, to a printer. Today, more than one Belkin product is sold every second globally. Designed in Southern California, and extending across four pillars—power, productivity, protection and connectivity - Belkin products include award-winning lines such as the Valet™ Charge Dock for Apple Watch + iPhone, MIXIT↑™ Cables, RockStar multi-port solutions, QODE™ keyboards, and a complete range of mobile, power and charging solutions, including USB-IF certified USB-C accessories, wireless charging docks, and solutions for Android systems. Belkin's next generation ScreenCare+ and TrueClear™ Pro screen protection service applies state of the art protection with unparalleled accuracy and is available at select leading retailers worldwide. A privately held company, Belkin has more than 1,200 employees in more than 30 countries around the world.

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