Adhesives, Sealants, & Coatings

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.

DUPONT PRODUCTS & SERVICES

  • Versatile Kevlar® fibers — from Kevlar® 129 to Kevlar® KM2 — can be used for bal

    Kevlar® Fibers

    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.

DUPONT BRANDS

  • DuPont™ Kevlar® brand aramid fiber helps save lives and also helps strengthen eq

    Kevlar® brand

    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.