Body Armor

Protecting Those Who Protect Us, with Body Armor

Body armor made with DuPont™ Kevlar® fiber can mean the difference between life and serious injury or death for those in the military, emergency response, and law enforcement.

These heroes in the line of fire never know what to expect when they start their day — what will they be up against, what’s waiting around the corner, will they even make it home? But one thing is certain — when lives are on the line, the right body armor can make all the difference. And when that body armor utilizes DuPont™ Kevlar® fiber, it helps provide excellent performance, superior strength, and extreme flexibility. In fact, statistics show that body armor made with Kevlar® reduces the chance of bodily injury or death caused by physical, ballistic, stab, and slash attacks. Which is why we continue to innovate, and collaborate with government and law enforcement and manufacturing communities, to help them advance, test, and improve upon the high-performance gear that helps those we count on to remain safe through the fight.

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.

INFORMATION & IDEAS

  • New Offering Unites Kevlar® with GORE-TEX® Fabrics

    Second Chance Introduces One of the Thinnest & Most Flexible Vests

  • 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®.

  • DuPont Ballistic Lab

    DuPont state-of-the-art ballistic testing laboratories are designed to give our research scientists, engineers, customers, and end users a valuable tool for assessing the reliability of body armor, helmets, or vehicle armor.

  • DuPont™ Kevlar® Innovation Awards

    The DuPont™ Kevlar® Innovation Awards recognized DuPont customers’ ingenuity through products and services that incorporated new ideas, methods, technologies, or applications for Kevlar®.

  • IACP/DuPont™ Kevlar® Survivors’ Club®

    The International Association of Chiefs of Police and DuPont started the IACP/DuPont™ Kevlar® Survivors' Club® in 1987. Read about some of the lives personal body armor has saved or search our database of police report excerpts that illustrate some of the amazing ways body armor made the difference between life and death.

  • What Keeps You Safe?

    “What Keeps You Safe?” PPE videos from DuPont show how heroes in firefighting, military, law enforcement, and emergency response rely on DuPont invention and innovation.

  • DuPont Supports the National Law Enforcement Museum

    DuPont is proud to honor law enforcement officials through sponsorship and support of the National Law Enforcement Museum.