Apparel & Textiles

Innovation in Apparel and Textile Manufacturing

DuPont makes innovative materials, apparel and textiles to help protect people ‐ and the world we share - for today and tomorrow.

DuPont collaborates directly with apparel and textile manufacturers to understand the protection needs of firefighters, industrial workers, law enforcement, emergency response professionals and the military. We focus our science-driven innovation on making fabrics, fibers, and protective apparel that helps safeguard people.

DuPont invented and has continuously improved the applications of some of the world’s leading brands, including DuPont™ Kevlar®, Nomex® , Tychem®,  Teflon® and Tyvek® . We are committed to applying our science and innovation to help provide the best materials for the protective apparel and textile industries in the future.

From apparel to upholstery, Teflon® fabric protector provides durable, long-lasting protection against dust and dry soil, oil- and water-based stains. Fabrics with Teflon® are easier to care for, and stay looking newer longer. 

DuPont™ Sorona® takes sustainable clothing to new levels of performance and style. It offers a variety of performance benefits and is versatile enough to adapt to all different types of fibers and fabrics.


  • Protecting What Matters Most

    With the growing need to keep more than 7 billion people safe, DuPont is working with scientists, governments and corporations alike to find solutions that help ensure the protection of life and the environment.


  • What Keeps You Safe?

    “What Keeps You Safe?” PPE videos from DuPont show how heroes in firefighting, military, law enforcement, and emergency response rely on DuPont invention and innovation.

  • DuPont and Government Collaboration

    DuPont government collaboration connects local and federal institutions with DuPont engineers and scientists, helping to create hundreds of protection, energy, and food solutions. Read about our deep history and how we continue to work alongside the U.S. government to help make the world a safer place.

  • Suited for Space

    “Suited for Space,” a DuPont-sponsored Smithsonian exhibition on an extended tour, highlights the history of spacesuits and the importance of many leading DuPont protective materials to space innovation.