DuPont opens New Ballistics Centre at Hyderabad, India
US firm DuPont has announced the opening of its world-class integrated ballistics facility in India, the first such DuPont facility in the Asia-Pacific region. The DuPont Ballistics facility is located at the DuPont Knowledge Center in Hyderabad, in Andhra Pradesh and it is an integrated ballistics facility, with a ballistics testing range, a 600-ton helmet press and stab testing equipment, all housed in a single location.
The DuPont Ballistics Facility will allow DuPont to provide its customers and end-users, including law enforcement agencies and security forces, with application testing facilities that follow international standards. It will help develop solutions that can be tested under local conditions and against local ammunition and will enable introduction of a broader portfolio of Kevlar materials that can be spun into bulletproof vests and solutions that address local needs. The India facility is the first DuPont site in Asia Pacific and the fifth DuPont site worldwide for testing protection materials in ballistics applications. Others are located in Richmond, Virginia and in Wilmington, Delaware in the USA, in Meyrin, Switzerland and in Paulina, Brazil.