Industrial Protection — Worker Safety Is Our Business
Industrial workers may have a variety of responsibilities while they’re on the job. We only have one — helping to safeguard people against hazards with industrial protection solutions from DuPont.
To be successful, industries depend on their workers. Behind these workers are families and communities who depend on DuPont industrial protection to help keep their loved ones safe. For over 40 years, our scientists, engineers, and technicians have addressed the world’s safety needs with the best in safety technologies and innovations. We apply real-world experience as owners and operators of industrial manufacturing facilities around the world — offering our own workers the same science-based solutions that we offer yours, including some of the most trusted and innovative brands in the industry, like Kevlar®, Nomex®, Tyvek®, and Tychem®.
DuPont is collaborating with companies around the world, from industrialised to developing nations, to help them understand the applicable safety regulations for the protection of all workers. So whether you’re concerned about meeting revised industry standards or looking for newer, safer ways to provide your workers with enhanced protection, we’ll help you address that responsibility.
PRODUCT AND SERVICE LINES
Chemical Protective Garments & Accessories
Innovative chemical protective clothing made with industry-leading brands such as DuPont™ Tyvek®, DuPont™ Tychem® and DuPont™ ProShield help workers in hazardous work situations such as asbestos abatement, applying insulation, or handling industrial chemicals.
Flame Resistant Clothing
Private and public sector workers who are exposed to heat, flames, fires and electrical hazards rely on the thermal protection made of products like DuPont™ Nomex® and DuPont™ Kevlar® fibres.
- Controlled Environments Apparel & Accessories
HazMat Suits & Garments
When faced with the most hazardous situations, HazMat suits and garments from DuPont provide enhanced protection.
- Cut Protection
For workers in potentially dangerous conditions, protective fabrics and apparel from DuPont can help protect from chemicals, dirt and grime and hazardous substances.
DuPont collaborates with manufacturers and designers to innovate with performance fibers, including Kevlar®, Nomex®, and those made with Sorona® to develop solutions including those that protect our protectors and lower our carbon footprint.
Uses and Applications
- Cheers DuPont! Malteurop toasts a better approach to worker safety
At Toulouse-Blagnac, AIRBUS uses DuPont Tyvek®/Tychem® coveralls to help protect workers during paint spraying, aircraft maintenance and inspections.
- Energiewerke Nord GmbH has been relying on protective coveralls made from DuPont™ Tyvek® for over ten years
- DuPont™ Tyvek® provides a legacy of protection at Severfield Reeve
New Search & Rescue Safety Glove from SEIZ
60,000 members of THW Technisches Hilfswerk (German Urban Search and Rescue Association) are better protected thanks to the new safety glove manufactured by SEIZ that incorporates DuPont™ Kevlar® and DuPont™ Nomex® fibres.
DuPont Trains Fleet Street News Crews in Biohazard Protection
DuPont trains Fleet Street broadcasting and print media news teams for the possibility of a flu pandemic or other biohazard emergency.
Ledoux & Tyvek® Coveralls
Purchasing Managers from the French Groupe Ledoux explain why they selected Tyvek® coveralls to protect their workforce.
Crime Scene Protection with DuPont Tyvek®
For over 40 years, DuPont has worked with emergency services the world over to help provide protective clothing solutions, e.g. at crime scenes.
Heraeus Quarzglas Training Workshop
At Heraeus Quarzglas safety at work is a top priority. In addition to safe procedures and protective clothing made of Nomex® fibre, the firm relies on the fact that its employees are trained to be extremely aware of the importance of safe working practices.
UKAEA protective clothing developed with DuPont
UKAEA uses DuPont Personal Protection expertise to provide a solution for its specific protective clothing needs.
How Holcim Cement Workers Switched to Tyvek® Coverall
Cement production employees at Holcim AG have switched from disposable SMS garments to DuPontTM TYVEK® chemical protective garments.
Boat builder Bénéteau protects its employees with DuPont™ Tyvek®
DuPont™ Tyvek® helps provide shipyard employees at Bénéteau with reliable and effective protection from water and dry particle-based chemicals.
Information & Ideas
- Cut Standards for Protective Gloves
- Gloves made of Kevlar® Q&A
- DuPont Launches Kevlar® and Tychem® Hand Protection Portfolio of Glove and Sleeve Solutions in the Indian Market
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®.
Advantages of DuPont™ Tyvek® for the pharmaceutical industry
DuPont protective garments provide reliable protection of workers as well as sensitive pharmaceutical processes and products, based on scientific expertise in people protection and unique properties of the lightweight and durable Tyvek® fabric.
DuPont Coveralls for the pharmaceutical industry
DuPont coveralls are designed for use in pharmaceutical, medical device and biotech settings where high standards for particle and microbiological contamination control are required, either when it comes to drug manufacturing, medical device manufacturing or maintenance in various hospital and healthcare environments.
Cleanroom Protection with Tyvek® Protective Apparel
Contamination protection for products and processes in cleanrooms requires effective particle barrier clothing, while personal protection from hazardous substances requires an effective defence against biological and chemical substances. Tyvek® protective apparel covers such cleanroom protection needs very well.
- Because Tyvek® Makes the Difference
Nomex® & Thermal Protection Performance Test
The Thermal Protection Performance Test measures the thermal protection level of a fabric.
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.
Safety and More = DuPont PPE Products
DuPont provides excellent garments for workers that may be exposed to a multitude of chemical hazards and helps customers to address their needs. Precisely understanding work-related hazards assists safety managers in making their selection from a wide range of PPE products.
Electric Arc Protection - Nomex®
In order to choose adequate protective clothing, the potential incident heat energy (in units of energy per surface area) caused by an electric arc and to which a worker may be exposed, needs to be calculated in a thorough risk assessment.