Personal Protective Equipment Manufacturers Honored for Innovative Usage of DuPont™ Kevlar® in Glove and Sleeve Designs
WILMINGTON, Del., December 10, 2020 – DuPont Personal Protection today announced the winners of the seventh annual North America DuPont™ Kevlar® Glove Innovation Awards. The awards highlight excellence in innovative glove designs from licensees that use DuPont™ Kevlar® fiber and continue to redefine the standards for performance and comfort in personal protective equipment (PPE).
“The level of innovation that we see from licensees in their submissions, and the inventive ways they use Kevlar® to provide protection, comfort and dexterity in their glove designs continues to impress us year after year,” said David Domnisch, Global Leader for DuPont Personal Protection. “Even this year, despite the challenges to new product development activities in light of COVID-19 constraints, we still saw a large number of high-quality submissions.”
Winning entries were chosen from submissions that used Kevlar® fiber in the construction, were unique and unconventional in their design and challenged the traditional benchmarks for arm and hand protection. All submissions were evaluated against standard criteria that includes innovation in product design and use of Kevlar® to enhance protection benefits, ability to meet customers’ unmet protection needs and potential to capitalize on market opportunities in the industrial marketplace.
This year’s winners include:
DuPont™ Kevlar® fiber – with its light weight, durability and extraordinary strength – is used to make a variety of clothing, accessories and equipment that provides both cut and heat resistance. For over 50 years, DuPont has continuously taken on new challenges, with our scientists innovating and working on a range of new opportunities through collaborations with communities, industrial manufacturers and governments. Together we’re bringing the strength, durability and performance of Kevlar® to those who need it most. Kevlar® fiber pushes boundaries and defies obstacles every day, so that everyone can get home safely.
For more information on how DuPont, along with its licensee partners, are redefining the standards for performance and comfort in worker protection, visit DuPont™ Kevlar® Innovation Awards. Connect with DuPont Personal Protection on LinkedIn and Twitter and with DuPont™ Kevlar® on YouTube.
About DuPont Personal Protection
From first responders to industrial workers, DuPont provides a wide range of personal protection solutions including some of the most trusted and innovative brands in the industry, such as Kevlar® , Nomex® , Tyvek® , and Tychem® to meet your safety needs. More information can be found at www.personalprotection.dupont.com
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