DuPont is Setting a Standard in Cut Protection
Broken glass, metal shards, razor sharp machinery—lightweight Kevlar® fiber from DuPont helps provide industrial workers with superior cut protection from these and other hazards.
Strong, lightweight Kevlar® fiber is engineered to help glove manufacturers provide premier cut protection from on-the-job hazards in the automotive, manufacturing, construction, aerospace and electronics industries. Its cut- and fire- resistant properties are ideal for times when dual-hazard protection is needed.
In the field and lab, DuPont continues to innovate. We test these cut protection innovations rigorously using our state-of-the-art Cut Lab to test products made with Kevlar® for compliance with applicable industry standards. Our collaborations with industry partners have led to innovations like our next-generation form of Kevlar®. Produced at our newest plant in Cooper River, SC, light weight yarns can be designed to help manufacturers improve manual dexterity and comfort for the glove and apparel wearer.
Beyond cutting-edge fibers, DuPont is a leader actively working to address global cut protection standards in regions of the world.
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
The new plant near Charleston, South Carolina, together with our other global assets, helps DuPont meet strong and growing global demand for Kevlar®.
The DuPont™ Kevlar® Innovation Awards recognized DuPont customers’ ingenuity through products and services that incorporated new ideas, methods, technologies, or applications for Kevlar®.
Review the various cut test methods used by regional and global standards groups to rate the level of cut protection of gloves and other accessories.
To facilitate the choice of mechanical (cut) protective clothing, both the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the European Union (EU) have developed cut standards for selection criteria.
“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.