DuPont Kevlar

New DuPont™ Tensylon® HA120

What helmet properties are most
critical to saving lives?

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Ballistic Protection

V50, weight savings, Back Face
Deflection, multi-hit, fragments.

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Mechanical Strength

Flexural Strength, Bolt Bearing
Strength, ear-to-ear compression.

handling

Easy Handling

Construction speed, high
volumes, machinery, composites.

service

Service Life

High/low temperatures
without loss of performance.

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Ballistic Protection

V50, weight savings, Back Face
Deflection, multi-hit, fragments.

mechanical

Mechanical Strength

Flexural Strength, Bolt Bearing
Strength, ear-to-ear compression.

handling

Easy Handling

Construction speed, high
volumes, machinery, composites.

service

Service Life

High/low temperatures, salty water,
long exposure, performance loss.

DuPont invested millions towards
the safety of soldiers globally
like Sgt. Roger Daniel

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The round made a 90 degree direct attack
on this helmet made with Kevlar® fabric, and could have killed,
or seriously wounded Daniels. Instead, it hit the helmet and swerved left.

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DuPont has long made
materials to ensure
the best protection
to our troops and law
enforcement professionals.

Cpl. Daniel M. Greenwald holds up the Helmet
made with Kevlar® that saved his life after he was
shot in the head by an insurgent sniper

3 Kevlar® PASGT helmets
Shot with 9-mm 8.0-g RN FMJ
Velocities 428-435 m/s Average
maximum deflection in air: 6.9 cm

6.9cm AVG
Brought to you by the creators of DuPont™ Kevlar®

Tensylon®
HA120

Tensylon® HA120 improves upon the Backface Deformation of Kevlar®,
and far surpasses the BFD of fiber-based Polyethylene.

Front Shot Backface Deformation
(9mm 8.0g RN FMJ)

Which helmet would you rather be wearing?

Tensylon HA120 Front Shot Backface Deformation

Tensylon® HA120

Competitor 1 Front Shot Backface Deformation

Competitor 1

Competitor 2 Front Shot Backface Deformation

Competitor 2

Tensylon® HA120 provides less BFD (Back Face Deformation) than competitive Fiber based polyethylenes.

Tensylon®
HA120

  • Unique high armor protection with low BFD among
    modern lightweight armor materials.
  • HA120 laminates have a flexural strength
    2x to 10x that of other materials.
  • Enables helmets with long term durability without expensive
    secondary molding into carbon fiber or other structural shell.
  • HA120 maintains its strength over a wider range of temperatures
    and environmental conditions than other materials.
  • Easy handling and simplicity of manufacturing as Tensylon 30A.

Using Tensylon® HA120 provides
lightweight helmet performance,
without compromising
rigidity or BFD