DuPont's Kevlar XP for Hard Armor provides 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 U.S. military today can weigh almost four pounds. DuPont Kevlar XP for Hard Armor provides a half pound (0.5 pounds) reduction in weight, which is vital to operating in stressful physical environments where moving quickly and efficiently is critical to protecting soldiers and marines.
For other helmet and tactical plate designs, Kevlar XP for Hard Armor can offer 20 percent higher ballistic performance and increased protection, without sacrificing other performance requirements.
Developed under the Kevlar XP platform, the increased ballistic protection offered by Kevlar XP for Hard Armor makes the new system usable in a variety of ballistic applications, including but not limited to military, law enforcement and homeland security segments.
The Kevlar XP for Hard Armor is a combination of DuPont Kevlar KM2 Plus fiber and a thermoplastic resin that creates an entire matrix system, improving upon the original Kevlar technology.
(Pictured: An Advanced Combat Helmet with DuPont Kevlar.)