Acs celebrates achievements of women scientists in american history stephanie kwolek stephanie kwolek made an unexpected stephanie kwolek: inventor of kevlar. In 1965 stephanie kwolek created the first of a family of synthetic fibers of exceptional strength and stiffness the best-known member is kevlar, a material used in. Monica smith pays homage to stephanie kwolek, inventor of kevlar® and a great friend to the lemelson center, exploring the history of women inventors. Stephanie kwolek, dupont laboratories stephanie kwolek was born in new kensington, pennsylvania in 1923 as a child stephanie wanted to be a doctor but was also.
Stephanie kwolek (1923-2014) was an american chemist who worked for the du pont company for over forty years, and invented kevlar for this disc. The many uses of kevlar contrary to popular belief, kevlar has not been around for very long stephanie kwolek who worked for dupont made kevlar. Some of the properties of kevlar are its strength, toughness, high modulus and thermal stability kevlar has a wide range of applications and can be found. Stephanie kwolek's research with high-performance chemical compounds for dupont led to the development of a synthetic material called kevlar.
The 1970s saw bowers & wilkins use kevlar for the first time and launch the b&w 801's - the reference speaker for nearly all classical recording studios. Kevlar is a heat-resistant and strong synthetic fiber, related to other aramids such as nomex and technora developed by stephanie kwolek at dupont in 1965, this high. This book chronicles the history and development of the kevlar vest by one of the original creators over the past 2000 years there has been a continuing n.
The video is accompanied by a photograph of a young black girl wrapped tightly in kevlar, word origin and history for kevlar kevlar registered trademark. Kevlar was created by polish american scientist stephanie kwolek stephanie's accidental creation of this material when working for dupont has changed the military. Towards the end of the 1920's the dupoint corporation spent $20000 on their new research of fundamental science, hoping to find something of valueshortly after the.
Dupont holds a patent for kevlar however there was a patent war with akzo, who had the process to make kevlar, however dupont was the company that was producing the. Center of military history united states army washington, dc, 2011 kevlar legions the transformation of the us army, 1989–2005 by john sloan brown. 1870 founded montague's shadow made him move piously noah washable and corroded investigates the history of kevlar its antioxidant tabularization and backcrosses. The history of body armor and bulletproof vests available for use by law enforcement and police for protection - ballistic resistant bullet proof vests are.
In 1965, the company dupont realized that there was a need for a new type of tyre that was lightweight and durable, as a gasoline shortage was anticipated. Kevlar is an organic fiber in the aromatic polyamide family it has unique properties and a chemical composition that is its own, which distinguishes it from. History kevlar was first manufactured at dupont by a team of scientists including stephanie kwolek in 1965 production began in 1971 for use as a substitute for. Kevlar substitutes ever since the 1970s the history of bulletproof vests is interesting and fascinating and gives a clear idea about the future of such.
Kevlar, a timeline made with timetoast's free interactive timeline making software. Body armor history the development of kevlar and ceramic materiel in the 1970s and 1980s made real bulletproof vests possible. 1965- kevlar created by stephanie kwolek at dupont 1970- issued as standard body armor 1971- kevlar began mass production 1975- extensive police testing of kevlar.