Death of Stephanie Kwolek

June 18, 2014
Wilmington, Delaware

Kevlar inventor dies at 90
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RANDALL CHASE, The Associated Press

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Police Lt. David Spicer, who dons protective body armor as part of his daily routine, will forever be grateful for the woman whose discovery of Kevlar fiber saved his life more than a decade ago — and has protected thousands of other officers and soldiers.

Stephanie Kwolek, a pioneering female chemist at DuPont, died Wednesday at a hospital in Wilmington, Delaware. She was 90.

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