DuPont celebrates 50th anniversary of the iconic brand, Kevlar®, at IDEX 2015

 UAE, March 10, 2015 – DuPont Protection Technologies celebrated the 50th anniversary of Kevlar® at the recently concluded International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) held in Abu Dhabi, UAE. An advanced, high strength fiber for ballistic and cut protection, Kevlar® was invented by DuPont after its scientist Stephanie Kwolek discovered the first liquid crystal polymer in 1965. An advanced material synonymous with strength, durability and performance in extreme conditions, the polymer has been used in applications ranging from space suits and body armor to sporting equipment and cell phones.

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Products made from DuPont™ Kevlar® for the defence sector such as Military Soft Body Armor, Ballistic Police and Military Helmets, Tactical Vests, and Vehicle Amour were displayed at IDEX 2015.


“As IDEX is one of the world’s most important and strategic tri-service defence exhibitions, we wanted to use it as a platform for exhibiting our solutions for the region’s defence sector” said Maher Emil, Regional Manager, DuPont Protection Technologies. “At the same time, we wanted to celebrate the 50th year of continuous innovations with Kevlar® which was attended by senior officials and decision makers from the region and the world. As we successfully complete five glorious decades of DuPont™ Kevlar® in offering superior protection along with comfort and mobility, we want to reiterate that we will continue to innovate and provide defence organizations with solutions that challenge boundaries and defy limits.”


Our recently announced Dare Bigger™   brand campaign for Kevlar® represents the breadth and versatility of the Kevlar® technology platforms that enables customers, engineers and scientists to Dare Bigger™ with their product designs and tailors Kevlar® to their needs and make a difference when performance and safety are crucial. Best known for its use in ballistic and stab-resistant body armor, Kevlar® has helped to save the lives of thousands of people around the world that Dare Bigger™ every day.


The use of Kevlar® technology has been extended to everything from fire fighter and industrial protective clothing to vehicles, fiber optic cables, mining belts, commercial aircraft and city roads. Kevlar® fiber is also used in many consumer products such as mobile phones, tires, sporting apparel and equipment.

DuPont Protection Technologies is a leader in technologies and products that protect people, the environment and critical assets worldwide. For additional information, please visit DuPont Protection Technologies.


DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802.  The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment.  For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit