5 Things to Know about Kevlar and the woman who discovered the superstrong, lightweight fiber

  • by: RANDALL CHASE , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 20, 2014 - 5:15 PM

DOVER, Del. — Stephanie Kwolek, a former DuPont scientist credited with discovering the strong, lightweight fiber used in Kevlar in 1965, died this week at the age of 90. Here are five things to know about Kevlar, which has since become synonymous with body armor, and its inventor.

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