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Portrait of Stephanie Kwolek in caricature style with a background made out of woven material

Stephanie Kwolek

Organic Chemist and Mateirals Inventor
Born: 7-31-1923, New Kengsington, Pennsylvania

Stephanie Kwolek invented poly-paraphenylene terephtalamide, a polymer material that is 5 times stronger than steel on an equal weight basis. The materials, marketed under the KevlarŪ brand, have many applications ranging from bicycle tires and racing sails to vests used by police and military personnel.

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