Adhesives, Sealants, and Coatings Made Better with Kevlar®
Strong and heat-resistant DuPont™ Kevlar® fiber helps improves viscosity control and drives value for the production of adhesives, sealants, and coatings.
In adhesive, sealant, coating, and fiber-reinforced plastic applications, DuPont™ Kevlar® helps provide better viscosity control and lower costs. A fibrous thixotrope, Kevlar® thickens or builds viscosity through the random orientation and physical entanglement of fibers and tiny fibrils. This built-in thixotropic mechanism helps provide superior viscosity control that is unaffected by processing or aging.
Because Kevlar® fiber is such a strong performer, significantly less is needed to achieve thixotropic properties equivalent to those obtainable with other materials, such as fumed silica, thereby reducing cost. In addition, Kevlar® is ideal for a full range of temperatures, from cryogenic to 350°C (662°F), and is inert in most common chemicals, including organic solvents.
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DuPont™ Kevlar® fibers are used to help provide strength, flexibility, and lightweight protection in everything from yarns and woven ballistic fabrics to ropes and apparel.
Best known for its use in ballistic and stab-resistant body armor, Kevlar® brand aramid fiber is credited with helping to save thousands of lives. Lightweight and extraordinarily strong, it’s used to make a variety of clothing, accessories, and equipment safer, more cut resistant and durable.