Wilmington, Del.-based DuPont has developed a 300-denier Kevlar® fiber variant for
use in vests worn by corrections officers. Kevlar Correctional™ fiber technology provides excellent
puncture resistance, according to the company, and prevents sharp instruments from passing through
the body armor by dissipating energy and restricting the instrument from pulling the Kevlar
Correctional fibers apart.
When blended with other Kevlar ballistic materials, the new fiber, which helps vests
meet National Institute of Justice standard 0115.00, can also provide threat protection from
bullets and handmade weapons.