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Honoring Stephanie Kwolek

June 20th, 2014

Today we honor a game changer, Stephanie Kwolek passed away at age 90 – her invention known as Kevlar® has impacted the body armor industry in profound ways.

As my father (Richard Davis, inventor of soft concealable body armor) put it:

“Stephanie’s impact on the body armor industry was similar to how the jet engine changed aviation.”

Stephanie invention of the para-aramid fiber greatly impacted the lives of Americans. The fiber is used across many industries, of which body armor is just a small portion. We hold Stephanie in the highest regard and remain eternally grateful for her tremendous contributions to society.

– Matt Davis

CEO, Armor Express

More information on the life and legacy of Stephanie Kwolek can be found here:

Central Lake, Michigan


With headquarters in Central Lake, MI and a nationwide network of sales representatives, Central Lake Armor Express, Inc. (DBA Armor Express), is an ISO 9001 registered company. It manufactures superior quality body armor with unparalleled protection, comfort, wearability and service. A range of products for men and women includes concealable and tactical body armor, accessories, and hard armor. "Body Armor Reborn" is the company motto.