DuPont Invests Millions to Speed up Kevlar® Innovation and Productivity
DuPont Safety & Construction today announces a $50 million investment commitment in the global operations for DuPont™ Kevlar®. As a world leader in safety and protection, this investment will help meet increased customer demand, boost productivity and improve quality through increased automation.
“Kevlar® is recognized for creating the protection solutions category 50 years ago and customers have turned to our technology for quality, reliability and performance ever since,” explained John Richard, vice president and general manager for DuPont™ Kevlar® and Nomex®. “The market leadership of Kevlar® comes from our ability to solve some of today’s toughest challenges. This investment in our operations will position the business to push the boundaries of fiber science and what is possible for our customers for the next 50 years.”
In addition to the millions in capital investment, the Kevlar® business has dedicated nearly 50 people around the world to the continuous improvement of Kevlar® fibers and the development of next generation game changing performance innovations.
“These investments are only just the beginning,” Richard added. “At over 50 years strong, Kevlar® is constantly seeking out and identifying new uses and applications to enable people to Dare Bigger™ – we never stop thinking about what’s next.”