U. S. inventor of Kevlar dies age 90

(AGI) Washington, June 21 - Stephanie Kwolek, the inventor ofKevlar, died in hospital at age 90 in Telleyville, Delaware.Kwolek worked for the American chemical company DuPont in the1960s when she invented the super fibre, which is used inbulletproof vests. Pound-for-pound, Kevlar is five times asresistant as steel, and since its appearance in 1965, the fibrehas been used not only by security forces throughout the world,but also for sports equipment, on vessels, andpuncture-resistant tires. (AGI) . .

(AGI) Washington, June 21 - Stephanie Kwolek, the inventor ofKevlar, died in hospital at age 90 in Telleyville, Delaware.Kwolek worked for the American chemical company DuPont in the1960s when she invented the super fibre, which is used inbulletproof vests. Pound-for-pound, Kevlar is five times asresistant as steel, and since its appearance in 1965, the fibrehas been used not only by security forces throughout the world,but also for sports equipment, on vessels, andpuncture-resistant tires. (AGI) . .