DuPont ™ KEVLAR ® brand fiber is made by Dupont
KEVLAR ® is one of the most important manmade organic fibers ever developed.
Because of its unique combination of properties, KEVLAR ® is used today
in a wide variety of industrial applications. KEVLAR ® para-aramid
fiber possesses a remarkable combination of properties that has led to
its adoption in a variety of end-uses since its commercial introduction
in the early 1970's.
Fibers of KEVLAR ® consist of long molecular chains produced from poly-paraphenylene
terephthalamide. The chains are highly oriented with strong interchain
bonding which result in a unique combination of properties
of KEVLAR ®
- High Tensile Strength at Low Weight
- Low Elongation to Break High Modulus (Structural Rigidity)
- Low Electrical Conductivity
- High Chemical Resistance
- Low Thermal Shrinkage
- High Toughness (Work-To-Break)
- Excellent Dimensional Stability
- High Cut Resistance
- Flame Resistant, Self-Extinguishing
Because of some of these features
a KEVLAR ® weave is ideal for using as a FIRE WICK for holding fuel.
- Ropes that secure the airbags in the crucial landing apparatus of
the Mars Pathfinder
- Small-diameter, lightweight ropes that hold 22,000 pounds and help
moor the largest U.S. Navy vessels
- Shrapnel-resistant shielding in jet aircraft engines that will protect
passengers in case an explosion occurs
- Run-flat tires that allow for greater safety because they won't ruin
the rim when driving to the nearest assistance
- Gloves that protect hands and fingers against cuts, slashes and other
injuries that often occur in glass and sheet metal factories
- Kayaks that provide better impact resistance with no extra weight
- Strong, lightweight skis, helmets and racquets that help lessen fatigue
and boost exhilaration
when used as part of the wick material
There are a number of variants
of weaves for belts or "wicks" containing KEVLAR ® brand fibre.
KEVLAR ®/Steel/Cotton, KEVLAR ®/Cotton
and KEVLAR ® coated glass fiber threads are used in a number of different
weave configurations to produce different characteristics depending on
what the end product will be used for.
These configurations effect the
wear, absorption(when used for wick) and strength of the end product.
As you have seen above there are
many uses for KEVLAR ® and you will notice that there are many different
KEVLAR ® products being offered to fire performers by a number of well
known and not so well known suppliers. This is good because you can choose
the product that best fits your requirements and purse, but you do need to
be properly informed of the make-up of the wick to make your
DuPont ™ and KEVLAR ® are registered
trademarks of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company and its affiliates.
Use of the KEVLAR ® brand
in any printed brochures, catalogues, packaging, exhibition mediums, websites,
Internet pages, or any other materials is not permitted without a license
The word KEVLAR ® must always be distinctive from the surrounding text
every time it is used by capitalising every letter in the KEVLAR ® brand name,
and accompany the "®" symbol to show its registration status
every time the word appears. If the "®" is not available
on a keyboard then "(R)" or 'R' are allowed.
Home of Poi holds such a license from DuPont ™
to get permission to use the KEVLAR ® brand name
To use the KEVLAR ® brand
you must gain a license from the Trademark Administrator in your region.
Contact details are available
from the www.kevlar.com website