DuPont Personal Protection launches new portfolio of patented Kevlar engineered yarns for protective equipment; portfolio combines cut-, heat-resistant soft-spun Kevlar with high-strength inorganic, elastic stretch-core yarns for better comfort, dexterity

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WILMINGTON, Delaware , October 11, 2022 (press release) –

Kevlar® engineered yarns help deliver comfortable, multi-hazard hand protection that workers demand.

DuPont Personal Protection today announced the launch of a new portfolio of patented DuPont™ Kevlar® engineered yarns, which combine cut and heat-resistant soft-spun Kevlar® materials, high-strength inorganic yarns, and elastic stretch-core yarns.

Hand injuries continue to present a significant risk to workers across industries. Selecting the appropriate protection for the task, while ensuring hand or arm protection is comfortable to wear, is key to enabling safety compliance in the workplace. Through the development of personal protective equipment solutions made with Kevlar® engineered yarns, it is now possible to address multiple levels of protection without compromising on comfort and dexterity.

Kevlar® engineered yarns can provide industry leading multi-hazard protection against cut, heat, flame, and electric arc hazards. This versatility is key to providing hand and arm protection which can be used across a range job tasks and industries.

The use of Kevlar® engineered yarns helps enable manufacturers to increase the level of protection without significantly increasing weight and thickness. The materials are also designed to help deliver enhanced breathability and moisture management. These characteristics can contribute to greater comfort and dexterity across a variety of industries, from automotive to manufacturing and utilities.

“We’re excited to launch this new line of innovative and multi-hazard Kevlar® engineered yarns. It provides our Kevlar® licensee partners access to a portfolio that includes a range of protection benefits as well as affordability levels,” said Joel DeNardis, global marketing leader, Kevlar® Industrials. “Our mission is to provide innovative technology and protection solutions. Every day we strive to deliver the hand and arm protection workers need so they can do their job comfortably and safely, enabling them to go home to their friends, families, and loved ones in the same way they came to work.”

To address specific needs across industries, the Kevlar® engineered yarns portfolio delivers next-generation performance across 3 new brands – Kevlar® Xtreme, Kevlar® Comfort, and Kevlar® Essential yarns.

  • Kevlar® Xtreme is for workers facing the most high-risk hazards, and helps deliver unmatched multi-hazard protection against cut, heat, flame and arc flash hazards.
  • Kevlar® Comfort engineered yarns help provide the best comfort, soft touch and dexterity without sacrificing cut and heat protection.
  • Kevlar® Essential engineered yarns help provide reliable and affordable cut and heat protection with superior breathability for use in lighter duty applications

DuPont™ Kevlar® fiber – with its lightweight, durable, and extraordinary strength – is used to make a variety of PPE solutions that provide both mechanical and thermal resistance. For more than 50 years, DuPont has continuously taken on new challenges, with our technical staff driving innovation and working on a range of new opportunities through collaborations with communities, industrial manufacturers and governments. We continue to deliver the strength, durability and performance of Kevlar® to those who need reliable PPE solutions. Kevlar® pushes boundaries and defies obstacles every day, so that everyone can get home safely.

"Every day we strive to deliver the hand and arm protection workers need so they can do their job comfortably and safely, enabling them to go home to their friends, families, and loved ones in the same way they came to work.” said Joel DeNardis, global marketing leader, Kevlar® Industrials

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 dupont.com/personal-protection/kevlar-engineered-yarns.html

About DuPont Water & Protection

DuPont Water & Protection is a global leader in delivering innovation for life’s essential needs in water, shelter and safety, enabling its customers to win through unique capabilities, global scale and iconic brands that include Corian®, Kevlar®, Nomex®, Tyvek®, Great Stuff™, Styrofoam™ and FilmTec®.

About DuPont

DuPont (NYSE: DD) is a global innovation leader with technology-based materials and solutions that help transform industries and everyday life. Our employees apply diverse science and expertise to help customers advance their best ideas and deliver essential innovations in key markets including electronics, transportation, construction, water, healthcare and worker safety. More information about the company, its businesses and solutions can be found at http://www.dupont.com/. Investors can access information included on the Investor Relations section of the website at investors.dupont.com.

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10/10/22

This information is based upon technical data that DuPont believes to be reliable. It is subject to revision as additional knowledge and experience become available. It is the user’s responsibility to determine the level of toxicity and the proper personal protective equipment needed. The information set forth herein reflects laboratory performance of fabrics, not complete garments, under controlled conditions. This information is intended for use by persons having the technical expertise to undertake evaluation under their own specific end-use conditions, at their own discretion and risk. Anyone intending to use this information should first check that the garment selected is suitable for the intended use. The end-user should discontinue use of garment if fabric becomes torn, worn or punctured, to avoid potential chemical exposure. Since conditions of use are beyond our control, DUPONT MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND ASSUME NO LIABILITY IN CONNECTION WITH ANY USE OF THIS INFORMATION. This information is not intended as a license to operate under or a recommendation to infringe any trademark, patent or technical information of DuPont or other persons covering any material or its use.

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