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DuPont’s (DD - Analyst Report) strategic business unit – DuPont Protection Technologies – is featuring its latest multi-threat innovations and broad range of differentiated solutions made with DuPont Kevlar – DuPont Kevlar AS450X and DuPont Kevlar XP S104 – to address the emerging and future market needs of life protectors at the ongoing Defense Services Asia (DSA) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The company will also demonstrate its ability in expanding its range of protective solutions for the military, police and security market.

Shares of DuPont rose around 1% during the trading session on Apr 14. The company’s shares eventually closed at $66.59, gaining 0.7%.

DuPont Kevlar AS450X is uniquely designed for greater comfort to the body armor wearer and it also protects from multiple threats including knives, spikes, bullets and blunt objects. These offerings allow customers to further produce products that offer significant mobility and comfort while driving, particularly when donned in patrol vehicles.

DuPont Kevlar AS450X will also help the end-users to understand the actual threats against which they need to be protected and offer them with tailored solutions to meet specific local needs.

At the DSA meet, DuPont is also launching DuPont Kevlar XP S104 water repellent fabric which is a part of DuPont’s Kevlar XP brand of products that offers enhanced bullet stopping power and reduced back face deformation even in hot and humid climates. It is ideal when working in tropical climates and also offers strong ballistic performance and comfort in wet conditions.

DuPont Kevlar aramid fiber, developed in 1965, is used to make a variety of clothing, accessories and equipment which is ballistic, cut and stab resistant. Owing to its lightweight and extraordinarily strong properties, products made with Kevlar have helped in saving lives of many people across the globe.

DuPont carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).

Other companies in the chemical industry worth considering include Methanex Corp. (MEOH - Analyst Report), Olin Corp. (OLN - Snapshot Report) and Huntsman Corp. (HUN - Snapshot Report), all carrying a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).

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