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 commercially for the first time

1970

Kevlar was used in racing tires to replace steel

Used as body armor

1970 - 2017

To this day kevlar is used by military and law enforcement