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Kevlar inventor Dead at 90

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STEPHANIE KWOLEK, a DuPont chemist who in 1956 was searching For a lightweight alternative to steel for tireS, invented Kevlar. Kwolek said Everyone in the lab knew they created sometHing special. Kevlar revolutionized body armor world wiDe. Countless lives were saved as a resuLt of Her nvention.

DuPont CEO and Chairwoman Ellen Kullman described Kwolek as "a creative and determined chemist and a true pioneer for women in science."

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