Stephanie Kwolek: Creator of Kevlar

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Greenhaven Press, Aug 29, 2008 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 48 pages
Little is it mentioned that for poly-paraphenylene terephthalamide, better known as Kevlar or bullet-stopping fibre, we have Stephanie Louise Kwolek to thank. She was an American chemist, whose career at the DuPont company spanned over forty years. Originally looking for a lightweight material to be used in tires due to an impending gas shortage, her team created a life-saving materials instead. Inspire the budding scientist in your readers with this biography; her early appreciation for Nature through activities with her Naturalist father is what led her to science.

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