DuPont Protection Technologies Addresses Emerging and Future Market Needs and Trends for Life Protection with DuPont™ Kevlar® at Defense Services Asia, Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, April 14, 2014 – DuPont Protection Technologies, inventor of the world famous DuPont™ Kevlar® fiber, is addressing the emerging and future market needs of life protectors, by showcasing its latest innovations and full spectrum of differentiated solutions at Defense Services Asia (DSA), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, April 14-17,
For over 40 years DuPont has been at the forefront of innovation and has continuously advanced its armor solution offerings for increased protection, comfort and wearability. Its innovations are based upon collaboration with end-users around the world and a deep understanding of protection needs. DuPont’s extensive experience and solid material science base, combined with a network of regional armor development centers, enables us to bring tailored solutions to meet specific local needs. Through its extensive footprint in the Asia Pacific region, DuPont continues to be well-positioned to support local armor manufacturers to develop and enhance their capabilities. This allows for solutions developed on a global scale to be adapted for local needs.
A new generation of multi-threat innovations made with DuPont™ Kevlar® – DuPont™ Kevlar® AS450X and DuPont™ Kevlar® XP™ S104 – are being introduced at Defense Services Asia and demonstrates the company’s ability in extending its range of protective solutions for the military, police and security market.
The DuPont™ Kevlar® AS450X new generation multi-threat solution is specifically engineered for greater comfort to the body armor wearer. It has been developed to protect from multiple threats including knives, spikes, bullets and blunt objects. These offerings also provide customers the ability to manufacture products that offer significant mobility and comfort while driving, particularly when donned in patrol vehicles. The lightweight laminate film structure helps enhance flexibility and can cover a greater surface area.
“DuPont is a market-driven, innovative science company and the new products we are launching at Defense Services Asia demonstrate our commitment to advance the trusted DuPont™ Kevlar® brand to address emerging and future trends, including multi-threat protection, “said Lohit Shringi, regional segment leader, DuPont Life Protection. “Our approach of helping our customers develop fully functional solutions and also helping the end-users to understand the actual threats against which they need to be protected is connected with our breadth of knowledge spanning 40 years of experience in this field. And with our integrated science, we can address the current and future needs of the end-users and deliver a higher level of protection,” said Shringi.
Also being launched at DSA is DuPont™ Kevlar® XP™ S104 water repellent fabric. Part of the successful Kevlar® XP™ brand of products, it offers enhanced bullet stopping power and reduced back face deformation even in hot and humid climates. Based input from end-users revealing that a water repellent ballistic solution is required, DuPont™ Kevlar® XP™ water repellent fabric offers strong ballistic performance and comfort even in wet conditions. It is ideal when working in tropical climates or when stringent wet performance is required.
“DuPont is committed to bringing our safety knowledge and expertise to the marketplace. We have long-term relationships with key development partners and we also utilize our network of allied suppliers. These chosen partners all share our commitment and together we bring the differentiated end-to-end full solutions to marketplace,” said Shringi.
Developed in 1965, the DuPont™ Kevlar® aramid fiber is used to make a variety of clothing, accessories and equipment which is ballistic, cut and stab resistant. Due to its lightweight and extraordinarily strong properties, products made with Kevlar® have helped to save the lives of thousands of people around the world. DuPont is continuously developing new technology to address the evolving protective requirements of the military, police and security markets globally. With an allied supplier business approach and a local ballistic center in Asia, DuPont can help customers in developing full functional solutions in meeting the needs of protectors.
DuPont 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, 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.
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DuPont Booth at DSA: 3P36
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