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Kevlar – Five time stronger than steel

Written By Views maker on August 28, 2007 | 8/28/2007

A research by Stephanie Kwolek’s with high performance chemical compounds for the DuPont Company led to the development of a synthetic material called Kevlar which is five times stronger than the same weight of steel. Kevlar, patented by Kwolek in 1966, does not rust nor corrode and is extremely lightweight. Many police officers owe their lives to Stephanie Kwolek, for Kevlar is the material used in bullet proof vests. Other applications of the compound include underwater cables, brake linings, space vehicles, boats, parachutes, skis, and building materials.


NAV said...

aprt from above mentioned info kevlar is aramide fibre. And due to its high strngth it is used in many applications where strength required is very high.