Day: August 15, 2018

Improving the properties of Kevlar reinforced composites

Could extra-long carbon nanotubes give us stronger Kevlar bullet-proof vests? By National Photo Company [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Discovered by DuPont™ chemist Stephanie Kwolek in 1964, Kevlar® is one of the world’s most famous fibres. Found in everything from parachutes and skis, to tyres and bullet-proof vests, it combines low weight with...