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Gloves made of Kevlar® Q&A

Gloves made of Kevlar® Q&A

View answers to some of the most frequently asked questions DuPont receives about industrial gloves made of Kevlar® fibre.

New Kevlar® Plant at Cooper River

New Kevlar® Plant at Cooper River

The new plant near Charleston, South Carolina, together with our other global assets, helps DuPont meet strong and growing global demand for Kevlar®.

CNN profiles Nomex® and a Formula I racing suit

CNN profiles Nomex® and a Formula I racing suit

Being approached by CNN, an internationally renowned television network, requesting to profile Nomex® and a Formula I racing suit, is an extraordinary example of the power of the Nomex® brand.

DuPont™ Nomex® Partner Program

DuPont™ Nomex® Partner Program

The DuPont™ Nomex® Partner Program is the answer to those in Europe who seek innovative protective solutions from a trusted value chain. DuPont™ Nomex® Partners, identified with the Nomex® Partner seal, are carefully selected for their commitment to ethical principles, strong quality and innovation orientation, and detailed knowledge of end user needs.

DuPont Ballistic Lab

DuPont Ballistic Lab

DuPont state-of-the-art ballistic testing laboratories are designed to give our research scientists, engineers, customers, and end users a valuable tool for assessing the reliability of body armor, helmets, or vehicle armor.

DuPont Round Table at Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue HQ – Part 2

DuPont Round Table at Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue HQ – Part 2

DuPont hosted a round table debate at Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue headquarters to encourage a discussion about topical issues regarding PPE in the Fire and Rescue sector. Part 2 of the debate focuses on breakopen and cost vs. wearlife.

Nomex Innovation Highlights release

Nomex Innovation Highlights release

Recognising the importance of innovation, quality and authenticity, DuPont, leaders in personal protection, will be displaying a range of its partners products that have received the respected ‘DuPont™ Nomex® Innovation Award’ at this year’s A+A show.

Dupont Celebrates 50th Anniversary of The Iconic Brand, Kevlar®, At A+A 2015

Dupont Celebrates 50th Anniversary of The Iconic Brand, Kevlar®, At A+A 2015

DuPont Protection Technologies celebrates the 50th anniversary of its advanced, high strength fiber for ballistic and cut protection; Kevlar® at on its stand (Hall 05-A40) at A+A 2015.

Nomex® Wash & Care Recommendations

Nomex® Wash & Care Recommendations

Garments of DuPont™ Nomex® fibre can be cleaned by home or industrial laundry or dry cleaning. The following suggestions will help keep your garments looking their best and optimise their wear life.

Protecting Nomex® Production

Protecting Nomex® Production

The DuPont™ Nomex® Partner Program is a carefully-selected network of customer-oriented and progressive weavers and garment manufacturers in Europe who adhere to the rigorous quality controls of DuPont for their fabrics and garments. A unique label on the garment aids identification and provides customers in Europe with a quality mark from reputable suppliers who offer genuine products with Nomex®.

Nomex® Label Program

Nomex® Label Program

The DuPont™ Nomex® Label Program assists European customers in identification and providing a quality mark from reputable suppliers they can trust to offer products with Nomex®.

Para-Aramid Fiber & Firefighting Gear

Para-Aramid Fiber & Firefighting Gear

A DuPont quality assessment project tests how the content of para-aramid fibres in a flame and heat-resistant fabric may impact the fabric’s performance.

PPE Round Table Debate on Heat Stress

PPE Round Table Debate on Heat Stress

DuPont hosted a Round Table Debate at Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue headquarters to encourage a discussion about topical issues regarding PPE in the Fire and Rescue sector. Part 1 of the debate focuses on heat stress.

Fireman Equipment Q&A

Fireman Equipment Q&A

View questions and answers DuPont receives about fireman equipment.

Nomex® for Performance Durability

Nomex® for Performance Durability

Garments made of Nomex® fibre have helped protect firefighters for decades. Continuous exhaustive testing proves that they excel in the long-term retention of their heat and flame protective qualities.

Nomex® for Lower Wear-Life Cost

Nomex® for Lower Wear-Life Cost

Today’s firefighters need to be able to optimise budget vs. performance, without compromising on safety. For decades DuPont™ Nomex® fibre has demonstrated lasting protective performance, while helping to minimise repair and maintenance costs.

Nomex® for Heat Stress Protection

Nomex® for Heat Stress Protection

Heat stress is a dangerous condition in any situation, but for firefighters it can be especially life threatening. In fact, heat stress is the number-one cause of casualties among firefighters. Nomex® fibre helps reduce heat stress due to its higher air permeability.

Nomex® for Extra Seconds of Safety

Nomex® for Extra Seconds of Safety

Extensive testing shows that Nomex® fibre has remarkably low heat transfer. Under flash fire conditions, it helps provide firefighters valuable extra seconds of safety when they’re needed most.

Gatwick Airport Fire & Rescue Service Chooses DuPont™ Nomex®

Gatwick Airport Fire & Rescue Service Chooses DuPont™ Nomex®

With employee safety a top priority, Gatwick Airport Fire & Rescue Service has now invested in new turn out gear made from DuPont™ Nomex® that allows firefighters to work safely and effectively in hazardous environments.

Comfort & Heat Stress

Comfort & Heat Stress

For maximum protection against fires, the body must be covered as completely as possible with flame-resistant protective clothing. This requires long pants and long sleeves, making for hot work in warm and humid climates. Understandably, industrial workers may be concerned about potential heat stress when wearing protective apparel. Learn more about the factors that can lead to heat stress, and how DuPont brands can help offer comfort and protection in protective garments.

DuPont launches next-generation multi-hazard protection: Nomex® MHP

DuPont launches next-generation multi-hazard protection: Nomex® MHP

With a global reputation for innovation and development in inherent, multi-hazard protection for a variety of thermal hazards, DuPont has announced the launch of the new Nomex® MHP fabric – Multi-Hazard Protection. It represents the next-generation of protection against heat and flame, arc flash and small molten metal splashes for industrial areas.

Thermal Regulations Overview

Thermal Regulations Overview

DuPont offers an overview of the typical regulation hazard codes and the leading thermal regulations impacting personal protective equipment (PPE).

Durability and Lifecycle of DuPont™ Nomex®

Durability and Lifecycle of DuPont™ Nomex®

Durable, inherently fire-resistant Nomex® fiber has an excellent wear life and helps contribute to bottom-line savings.

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