DuPont Announces Winners of DuPont™ Kevlar® Glove Innovations Awards

2015 DuPont™ Kevlar®  Glove Innovation Award Winners

WILMINGTON, Del., Nov. 6, 2015 ─ DuPont Protection Technologies (DuPont) today announced the winners of the second annual DuPont™ Kevlar® Glove Innovation Awards. The awards are designed to recognize innovative glove designs from DuPont™ Kevlar® licensees who are meeting evolving marketplace needs. Winning glove entries were chosen based on designs that utilized Kevlar® fiber in the glove construction, were unique and groundbreaking in their approach, and challenged the boundaries of conventional cut protection. Winners recognized in this year’s Innovation Awards include: HyFlex® 11-541 from Ansell; Memphis 9178NFO from MCR Safety; SBKG from Superior Glove Works Ltd; FR Emergency Gas Glove from Youngstown Glove Company; and the MATA/KVBK40 from Worldwide Protective Products. The innovations benefit the wearer through enhanced protection, increased dexterity, wind and water proofing and durability, which are critical to safety and performance in extreme conditions.

“Coming into our second year of the innovation awards, we were really impressed with the entries and selecting the winners was a difficult task,” said Maggie Ellis, North American marketing manager, Kevlar® Cut Protection. “The winning entries best demonstrated true innovation by using this advanced material in different and exciting ways and continue to challenge the boundaries of conventional cut protection, exemplifying a Dare Bigger™ approach with DuPont™ Kevlar®.”

Dare Bigger™ is the brand platform for DuPont™ Kevlar®. It represents inspiration for those who rely on the safety and performance of Kevlar® brand fiber. The science behind the advanced material, coupled with its strength and durability, allows us to push boundaries, defy limits and challenge the conventional. From athletes to astronauts, first responders to industrial workers, Kevlar® enables anyone with an imagination and a job to do to Dare Bigger™. 

Entries were judged on a set of criteria based on excellence in the areas of innovation, protection and collaboration. Submissions were broad and varied, with end uses in navy ship yards, manufacturing facilities, and oil field service applications.  

The breadth and versatility of the Kevlar® technology platform helps enable customers to design products that make a difference when performance and safety are crucial. Best known for its use in ballistic and stab-resistant body armor, DuPont™ Kevlar® celebrates its 50th anniversary this year and has helped to save the lives of thousands of people around the world. The use of Kevlar® has been extended to everything from fire fighter and industrial protective clothing to vehicles, fiber optic cables, to commercial aircraft and city roads. Kevlar® fiber also is used in many consumer products such as mobile phones, tires, and high-performance sporting apparel and equipment. DuPont™ Kevlar® is a proud sponsor of the ESPN X Games. Athletes Dare Bigger™ with Kevlar® in high-performance sporting equipment to help them perform at their peak, just as Kevlar® can help enable peak performance in a variety of applications. For more information about Kevlar® visit: http://www.dupont.com/dpt/dare-bigger-2015-espn-x-games/kevlar-anniversary-stories.html.

DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802.  The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment.  For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit www.dupont.com.

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