Kevlar is the registered trademark for a para-aramid synthetic fiber, related to other aramids such as Nomex and Technora. Developed by Stephanie Kwolek at DuPont in 1965, this high strength material was first commercially used in the early 1970s as a replacement for steel in racing tires. Typically it is spun into ropes or fabric sheets that can be used as such or as an ingredient in composite material components.Currently, Kevlar has many applications, ranging from bicycle tires and racing sails to body armor because of its high tensile strength-to-weight ratio; by this measure it is 5 times stronger than steel on an equal weight basis.
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    … the permission to address tricky issues and have the training to know how to communicate your responses without being argumentative or pedantic (unless your branding says otherwise, of course). Successful social media types have skin made of Teflon (nothing sticks), and it’s so tough that it makes an elephant’s look like tissue paper. Think Kevlar…

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