Stephanie Kwolek

From Canoes: A Natural History in North America by Mark Neuzil and Norman Sims

  • Kwolek, working for DuPont in 1965, developed the synthetic fiber that is a key ingredient in lightweight canoes. Kevlar is a registered trademark of DuPont. By 1971, it was made available commercially.
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  • Cultural Studies
  • History
  • Native American Studies
  • Literature
  • Regional Studies
Date
  • ca. 1965
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  • The pioneering chemist Stephanie Kwolek holds the liquid crystal polymer that became Kevlar.