“Stephanie Kwolek Dies at 90; DuPont Researcher Helped Develop Kevlar” in the LA Times

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June 20, 2014 - Dover, DE

Excerpted from an obituary by Laurence Arnold 

Stephanie Kwolek, the DuPont Co. scientist whose research on polymers in the 1960s led to the creation of Kevlar, the light, super-strong synthetic fabric used in bulletproof vests and body armor credited with saving thousands of lives, has died. She was 90. . . .

In a 1998 oral-history interview with the Chemical Heritage Foundation, Kwolek recalled the process that led to the breakthrough. Read More.

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