/kev"lahr/, Trademark.
a brand of aramid fiber.

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Trademarked name of poly-para-phenylene terephthalamide, a nylonlike polymer first produced by Du Pont in 1971.

Kevlar can be made into strong, tough, stiff, high-melting fibres, five times stronger per weight than steel; it is used in radial tires, heat-or flame-resistant fabrics, bulletproof clothing, and fibre-reinforced composite materials for aircraft panels, boat hulls, golf-club shafts, and lightweight bicycles.

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Universalium. 2010.

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  • Kevlar — is the registered trademark for a light, strong para aramid synthetic fiber, related to other aramids such as Nomex and Technora. Developed at DuPont in 1965 by Stephanie Kwolek and Roberto Berendt,cite web… …   Wikipedia

  • kevlar — [ kɛvlar ] n. m. • 1972; nom déposé ♦ Technol. Résine aramide utilisée sous forme de fibre dans certains matériaux composites. Gilet pare balles, voile en kevlar. ● Kevlar nom masculin (nom déposé) Fibre aramide, caractérisée par son grand module …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Kevlar — Kevlar®   [ kef ], Handelsname für eine Aramidfaser (Aramide) mit hoher Zugfestigkeit und Biegsamkeit; dient als Verstärkermaterial bei der Reifenherstellung sowie in der Luft und Raumfahrtindustrie …   Universal-Lexikon

  • kevlar — KEVLÁR s.n. Material compozit foarte uşor, foarte rezistent la şoc şi la coroziune, neinflamabil, care nu permite propagarea fisurilor şi amortizează vibraţiile, folosit în aeronautică. – Denumire comercială. Trimis de catalin caba, 15.07.2004.… …   Dicționar Român

  • Kevlar — registered trademark (DuPont) for a synthetic fiber developed there c.1965 …   Etymology dictionary

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  • Kevlar — [kev′lär΄] [arbitrary coinage] trademark for an aramid fiber used in making bulletproof vests, boat hulls, airplane parts, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Kevlar® — /kevˈlär/ noun A lightweight synthetic fibre of exceptionally high strength and heat resistance, used in aerospace, firefighting equipment, etc …   Useful english dictionary

  • Kevlar — Estructura química Kevlar. Resaltado: unidad monomérica. Punteado: Puentes de hidrógeno. El Kevlar® o poliparafenileno tereftalamida es una poliamida sintetizada por primera vez en 1965 por la química Stephanie Kwolek, quien trabajaba para DuPont …   Wikipedia Español

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  • KEVLAR® — The brand name of a DuPont™ synthetic fabric that is clothlike in feel and is used in cold outdoor activities (e.g., by bicyclists and motorcyclists). In racing, the material of choice for NASCAR Winston Cup cars. KEVLAR® was chosen by NASCAR… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

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