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Bullet Proof Vests – Bullet Proof Vest History and Facts | BulletProof Security

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Published: May 19, 2010
Updated: August 9, 2010

Description:  A bullet proof vest is protective clothing that can be made from different materials such as steel, titanium, ceramics, polyethylene or Kevlar that absorb the impact of projectiles fired from weapons and explosive fragments fired at the body.  Bullet proof vests do not deflect bullets.  Bullet proof vests instead “catch” the “bullet” and spread its force over a larger portion of the body.  Bullet Proof vests history and facts.

800’s – Gun powder discovered by Chinese alchemists.
1100’s – First recorded historical records of firearms.
1538 – Francesco Maria della Rovere commissioned Filippo Negroli to create the first bulletproof vest.
1897 – Casimir Zeglen is also credited with inventing the first bulletproof vest.
1966 – Kevlar was invented by Stephanie Kwolek and patented in 1966. Used in the ‘70’s for bulletproof vests.
1967 – Bulletproof vests were designed to hold hard ceramic plates.
1970’s to Today – Several new fibers and construction methods for bulletproof vest fabric have been developed besides woven Kevlar, such as DSM’s Dyneema, Honeywell’s Gold Flex and Spectra, Teijin Twaron’s Twaron, Pinnacle Armor’s Dragon Skin, and Toyobo’s Zylon.
1975 – First mass production of Kevlar bulletproof vests.
1999 – Spider silk bulletproof vests research and development.
2006 – Liquid bulletproof vests nanotechnology research and development – shear thickening fluid (STF).
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