Vests more bullet-proof with wool

“Adding wool to kevlar makes a lighter, stronger and cheaper bullet-proof vest.

WOOL HAS MANY PROPERTIES ideal for fashion; this natural fibre is warm, elastic fire- and static-resistant, and easy to clean. But new research has uncovered a new use: making body armour even more bullet resistant.

Scientists at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology school of fashion and textiles discovered that a blend of wool and kevlar, the synthetic fibre widely used in body armour, was lighter and cheaper and worked better in some conditions than kevlar alone.

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