‘Lightening the Load’ for Those Who Protect Us

DuPont has launched Kevlar® XP™ for Hard Armor to provide extra protection and extra performance in ballistic applications.

‘Lightening the Load’ for Those Who Protect Us

An Advanced Combat Helmet with DuPont™ Kevlar®

DuPont has launched KevlarÂŽ XP™ for Hard Armor to provide extra protection and extra performance in ballistic applications.  The product is initially targeted for military and police helmets, and tactical plates used in ballistic protective vests.

An Advanced Combat Helmet (ACH) used by the military can weigh almost four pounds.  DuPont™ KevlarÂŽ XP™ for Hard Armor provides a half pound reduction in weight, which can make a real difference to those who work in stressful physical environments – like soldiers and police officers – where moving quickly and efficiently is critical. 

Tom Powell

For other helmet and tactical plate designs, Kevlar® XP™ for Hard Armor can offer 20% higher ballistic performance and increased protection, without sacrificing other performance requirements.

“DuPont is committed to protecting people around the world through science-based innovations,” said Tom Powell, president - DuPont Protection Technologies. “Using our integrated science and more than 40 years of experience, we were able to offer a solution that not only addresses the military’s needs to ‘lighten the load,’ but also to better protect the lives of those who protect us.”

For more information, read this news release.

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