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History of Kevlar oral history interviews

Identifier: 2014-249
Abstract: Kevlar is a synthetic fiber developed by chemists Stephanie Kwolek (1923-2014), Paul Morgan (1911-1992), and Herbert Blades in 1965 while working at the DuPont Company. The oral histories presented here document the research and development processes that transformed Kevlar from a novel polymer in the laboratory to a life-changing product in the marketplace.
Dates: 2014-2015

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  • Subject: Polyphenyleneterephthalamide X