Kevlar® for Stronger Brake Pads, Clutches & Gaskets
DuPont™ Kevlar® fiber and pulp helps improve the performance, and durability of automotive components for a wide variety of vehicles, from passenger cars and light trucks to professional racecars.
It is not uncommon for a new vehicle to have several crucial parts that employ products made of Kevlar® such as automotive power train components, body components, and brake pads.
Thanks to its chemical and thermal stability, Kevlar® pulp reinforcement helps make gaskets strong and durable.
Kevlar® pulp is also effective in clutches, which are subject to severe frictional stress. Tests have shown that clutch linings with Kevlar® do not require service or replacement as often as standard clutch linings.
Brake pads made of Kevlar® pulp are better equipped to withstand the wear and tear that friction creates. With their enhanced thermal stability and inherent abrasion resistance, reinforced brake pads of Kevlar® are designed for long life and safe, quiet braking.
- Kevlar® staple and floc are short-fiber versions suitable for textile applications, and for reinforcement of thermoplastic and thermoset matrices.
- Kevlar® aramid pulp is a fibrillated short fiber widely used in friction and sealing applications.
INFORMATION & IDEAS
New Kevlar® Plant at Cooper River
The new plant near Charleston, South Carolina, together with our other global assets, helps DuPont meet strong and growing global demand for Kevlar®.
Suited for Space
“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.