DuPont launch Kevlar Innovation Awards

DuPont Protection Technologies have announced the launch of the DuPont Kevlar Innovation Awards to celebrate excellence in innovation, protection and collaboration in the use of Kevlar.

The awards recognize and showcase ideas, methods, technologies, applications, products and services using Kevlar in any new way. Manufacturers and innovators of products containing Kevlar in the United States are eligible to enter.

Thomas G. Powell, the president of DuPont Protection Technologies said

Since its first commercial use in the early 1970s as a replacement for steel in tires, Kevlar has become the leading protection brand worldwide. Kevlar is especially known for its ability to protect people in law enforcement, the military and industrial personal protection, but it also provides strength and lightweight protection in aircraft and applications such as cables for fiber optics and oil platforms all creative solutions that improve our daily lives. The Kevlar Innovation Awards give innovators the opportunity to showcase the incredible things they do with Kevlar in order to help make our world a safer place today and in the future.

Entries will be judged on a set of criteria based on excellence in the categories of Innovation, Protection and Collaboration. A panel of experts will determine the winners, who will be recognized at an awards ceremony in the fall of 2011. DuPont will make a $10,000 donation on behalf of each winner to a charity or science organization. Entries must be received by August 15, 2011. For complete submission information and to enter, visit