DuPont Protection Solutions (DuPont) today announced the winners of the third annual DuPont™ Kevlar® Glove Innovation Awards in conjunction with the 2016 National Safety Council Congress & Expo in Anaheim, California. These awards are designed to recognize innovative glove designs from licensees of DuPont™ Kevlar® who are meeting evolving marketplace needs using Kevlar® fiber in their glove construction. Winners of the 2016 Innovation Awards in North America include: Memphis Ninja N9878BNF from MCR Safety; G-Tek Kev 09-K1600 and G-Tek Kev 09-K1640 from Protective Industrial Products; 505KGWS Endura® Deluxe Cut-Resistant Welding and Contender™ Cut-Resistant Kevlar® Blend from Superior Glove Works; and Safety Lime Hybrid Lined with Kevlar® from Youngstown Glove. Winners in Europe will be announced during Expoprotection, which will be held in Paris in November 2016.
Wearers will benefit from these award-winning new glove designs by experiencing enhanced protection, increased dexterity, durability and wind- and water-proofing, which are all critical for worker safety and performance in extreme conditions.
“Each year, we continue to be impressed by the entries for the Innovation Awards,” said Steve LaGanke, global marketing manager, DuPont Protection Solutions. “We are delighted that so many licensees of DuPont™ Kevlar® are working to develop unique and groundbreaking designs to meet marketplace needs,” explained LaGanke. “This year’s winning entries best demonstrated true innovation by using this advanced material in different and exciting ways to challenge the boundaries of conventional cut protection, exemplifying what it means to take a Dare Bigger™ approach with DuPont™ Kevlar®”
The breadth and versatility of the Kevlar® technology platform helps enable customers to design products that make a difference when performance and safety are crucial. Best known for its use in ballistic and stab-resistant body armor, DuPont™ Kevlar® celebrated its 50th anniversary last year and has helped to save the lives of thousands of people around the world. The use of Kevlar® has been extended to everything from firefighter and industrial protective clothing to vehicles, fiber optic cables, commercial aircraft and city roads. Kevlar® fiber also is used in many consumer products such as mobile phones, tires and high-performance sporting apparel and equipment. Athletes Dare Bigger™ with Kevlar® in high-performance sporting equipment to help them perform at their peak, just as Kevlar® can help enable peak performance in a variety of applications. For more information about Kevlar® visit: http://www.kevlar.dupont.com
DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802.The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment. For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit www.dupont.com.