Skip to comments.Kevlar Inventor Stephanie Kwolek Dead at 90
Posted on 06/20/2014 12:05:59 PM PDT by Kartographer
As one of the few pioneering female chemists in the 1960s, Stephanie Kwolek invented the flexible, tougher than steel fibers that were used to create life-saving body armor for law enforcement and soldiers.
Kwolek died this week at the age of 90, her co-workers at DuPont, the chemical company where Kwolek worked, confirmed to ABC News.
"She leaves a wonderful legacy of thousands of lives saved and countless injuries prevented by products made possible by her discovery," DuPont CEO Ellen Kullman said in a statement.
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I can’t imagine how man soldiers and first responders owe this lady their lives?
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