Kevlar

Events

Stephanie Kwolek

1923 - 2012

The inventor of kevlar lives to be 90 years old

World War II

1939 - 1945

Stephanie Kwolek's DuPont Career

1946 - 1985

Kevlar is discovered

1965

The same year it is patented

Used as body armor

1970 - 2017

To this day kevlar is used by military and law enforcement

Used commercially for the first time

1970

Kevlar was used in racing tires to replace steel