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Kevlar Fabric

Applications for Kevlar Fabric for Composites

  • Aircraft interiors
  • Primary and secondary structures
  • Ducting
  • Helicopter rotor blades
  • Radomes
  • Avionics
  • Transportation/automotive

Kevlar Fabric for Protection

kevlar fabricBGF makes Kevlar fabric for rigid and soft body armor protective applications. The type of Kevlar fiber used for protective applications is Kevlar 29. Kevlar fabric for protective applications is used primarily by the military and law enforcement agencies for bullet resistant vests and helmets. The military has found that helmets reinforced with Kevlar offer 25-40% better fragmentation resistance than comparable steel helmets while providing better fit and greater comfort. Bullet resistant vests using Kevlar cloth have saved thousands of police officers and military personnel in the line of duty. Kevlar fabric also offers excellent thermal protection in items such as gloves and boots since it can withstand extreme heat and is inherently flame resistant.

Characteristics of Kevlar Fabric for Protection

  • Bullet resistant
  • Fragment resistant
  • Bullet resistant
  • Excellent thermal properties
  • Lightweight
  • Flexible
  • Excellent dimensional stability
  • Comfortable
  • High strength
  • Cut resistant
  • Chemical resistance
  • Puncture resistant
  • Slash resistant
  • Flame resistant, self-extinguishing

Applications of Kevlar Fabric for Soft kevlar fabricBody Armor

  • Ballistic vests
  • Fragmentation vests
  • Blast resistant suits
  • Chainsaw chaps
  • Cut resistant aprons
  • Bomb blankets
  • Gloves

Applications of Kevlar Fabric for Rigid Armor

  • Helmets
  • Armored vehicles
  • Cargo containers
  • Military humvees
  • Blast containment
  • Armor plates and shields
  • Cockpit doors

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Kevlar® is a registered trademark of DuPont

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