World Security Report2015-05-13 05:48:02

DuPontâ„¢ Kevlar® invest in Indian market

Best known for use in bullet-resistant applications, DuPontâ„¢ Kevlar® has long been protecting the protectors all over the world. Lightweight and strong, it challenges the boundaries of material and design, helping to make clothing, accessories and equipment safer, multi-threat resistant, more durable and comfortable, allowing protectors to respond to the enormous challenges they face. The proven strength, endurance and versatility of DuPontâ„¢ Kevlar® has transformed protective gear and enabled protectors all to perform bigger.

Committed to "Protecting the Protectors" with customized armoring solutions, DuPontâ„¢ Kevlar® has invested in a world class facility, DuPont Ballistic Research Center in Hyderabad, India with an objective of bringing its global science capabilities to develop solutions for local needs. First of its kind, not only in India but for complete Asia Pacific region, this facility houses industry - best ballistic protection research scientists, with facilities of material sampling, design and development, prototyping, testing and post testing analytics all under one roof enabling faster development of customized ballistic solutions.

The facility is capable of firing bullets via appropriate barrels; and testing of body armors and helmets as per all leading test protocols. The DuPont Ballistic Research Center is also equipped with a stab and spike tester, along with a variety of knives and spikes, enabling testing aligned with NIJ or HOSOB protocols. Apart from a ballistic firing range, the research center is also equipped with pilot scale helmets and insert plates manufacturing, using hydraulic presses and autoclave, range of analytics capabilities and also with qualified and experienced ballistic experts.

Apart from investments in ballistic protection research and development capabilities, DuPontâ„¢ Kevlar® is also supporting, "Make in India" program of the Government of India by establishing a local downstream operation for weaving Kevlar® in India. Having this facility in India is a testimony of the long term commitment of DuPont to the Indian defense industry as it will help cut down the time required for the defense forces and law enforcement agencies in India to get the protection equipment and will also usher innovation and customized products for Indian forces.

"DuPontâ„¢ Kevlar® is a cutting edge technology that has a strong track record of supporting innovation that protects our protectors. Our experience of working collaboratively with many militaries and law enforcement agencies across the globe, coupled with our strategic investments for R&D center and local production would act as catalyst for next generation of technology solutions for Indian and Asia Pacific forces." said Lohit Shringi, Global Business Development Leader, DuPont Life Protection. "We would be happy to share our knowledge and expertise with Indian defense forces and also looking forward to creating an ecosystem of open collaboration for development of protection technologies in India."

Developed in 1965, DuPontâ„¢ Kevlar® 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 the world over. In 2012, a new life protection solution, Tensylonâ„¢, was launched and provides an attractive combination of cost, performance and weight to meet design needs of protectors.

And in 2014, DuPont celebrated 1,000,000 vest made with Kevlar® XP worldwide. This year, DuPont is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the discoveries that led to Kevlar®.
The Dare Biggerâ„¢ brand platform represents inspiration for anyone who relies on the safety and performance of Kevlar®. The science behind this advanced material, coupled with its strength and durability, allows us to push boundaries, defy limits and challenge the conventional. From athletes to astronauts, law enforcement, military, first responders and industrial workers, Kevlar® enables anyone with an imagination and a job to do to Dare Biggerâ„¢.

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