Apparel & Textiles

Innovation in Apparel and Textile Manufacturing

DuPont makes innovative materials, apparel and textiles to help protect people ‐ and the world we share - for today and tomorrow.

DuPont collaborates directly with apparel and textile manufacturers to understand the protection needs of firefighters, industrial workers, law enforcement, emergency response professionals and the military. We focus our science-driven innovation on making fabrics, fibers, and protective apparel that helps safeguard people.

DuPont invented and has continuously improved the applications of some of the world’s leading brands, including DuPont™ Kevlar®, Nomex® , Tychem®,  Teflon® and Tyvek® . We are committed to applying our science and innovation to help provide the best materials for the protective apparel and textile industries in the future.

From apparel to upholstery, Teflon® fabric protector provides durable, long-lasting protection against dust and dry soil, oil- and water-based stains. Fabrics with Teflon® are easier to care for, and stay looking newer longer. 

DuPont™ Sorona® takes sustainable clothing to new levels of performance and style. It offers a variety of performance benefits and is versatile enough to adapt to all different types of fibers and fabrics.


  • Fire-Resistant Mattresses

    Manufacturers use DuPont™ Kevlar® thread for seams and tape edges to help keep out flames. Learn more about the properties of this material.


  • DuPont™ Kevlar® Innovation Awards

    The DuPont™ Kevlar® Innovation Awards recognized DuPont customers’ ingenuity through products and services that incorporated new ideas, methods, technologies, or applications for Kevlar®.

  • New Kevlar® Plant at Cooper River

    The new plant near Charleston, South Carolina, together with our other global assets, helps DuPont meet strong and growing global demand for Kevlar®.


  • Fuel Hose & Tubing Solutions

    Products from DuPont, including DuPont™ Viton®, DuPont™ Teflon®, DuPont™ Kevlar®, and DuPont™ Hypalon®, help improve F200 fuel hose and tubing performance, for proven gains in permeation resistance in automobiles.

  • Case Study: Cooling System Hoses

    DuPont™ Vamac® and DuPont™ Kevlar® work together to help create cooling system hoses with exceptional strength, chemical resistance, and durability in automobiles.