Protecting Production and Sale of Original Nomex® Fibres
The DuPont™ Nomex® Partner Program offers the maximum protection to the wearer, the production and sale of original Nomex® fibres throughout the DuPont network of suppliers and manufacturers in Europe.
Nomex® Partner label
DuPont is internationally renowned for the development of its high-quality, intelligent flame-resistant fibre, Nomex®, incorporated into fabric for use by firefighters and industrial workers. Labelled garments of Nomex® are produced according to high standards using fabrics that have become an integral part of helping keep people protected at work. Unfortunately, the rapid increase of counterfeit products in the field of safety is a serious cause for concern as it puts the lives of workers dramatically at risk.
To offer maximum protection to the wearer, the production and sale of original Nomex® fibres throughout the DuPont network of suppliers and manufacturers in Europe must also be maintained to the highest standard. In Europe, DuPont developed the DuPont™ Nomex® Partner Program; a carefully-selected network of customer-oriented and progressive weavers and garment manufacturers whose fabrics and garments pass the rigorous quality controls of DuPont.
As part of the DuPont™ Nomex® Partner Program, Nomex® Partners in Europe have access to DuPont innovation, technical expertise and leading edge product testing facilities, including unique Thermo-Man®, Arc-Man® and Molten Metal Man test facilities that help them monitor the quality and performance of their finished garments. All of DuPont™ Nomex® Partners must have long-standing relationships with key end users across Europe and have detailed knowledge of their needs in order to participate in the programme.
Certified Nomex® labelling
Certified Nomex® fabrics are visible to the end user through the distinctive Nomex® labelling programme, which DuPont actively encourages end users to look for; it stands for performance and quality of products that will help save lives. This unique label on the garment aids identification and helps providing customers with a quality mark from reputable suppliers they can trust to offer genuine products with Nomex®.
Yuet Foo, DuPont™ Nomex® Value Chain EMEA Marketing Manager, comments: “Manufacturers and employers have a responsibility to keep workforces safe at work, and in order to stay vigilant, certified goods are of paramount importance. In Europe, DuPont continuously works in collaboration with its partners to address the ever-changing needs of the end users and make the most up to date and customer-focused offering available to them. The DuPont™ Nomex® Partner Program reaffirms DuPont status as a provider of quality protective products whilst empowering reputable suppliers to do the same and provide genuine products of Nomex® to the workforce. The DuPont™ Nomex® Partner Program also raises the profile of safety in the workplace, which will in turn assist with the goal of the demise of counterfeit products.”
BSIF safety supplier scheme
In addition to the Nomex® Partner Program, DuPont Personal Protection has become a Registered Safety Supplier (RSS) with the British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF). The BSIF is recognised as the UK’s leading trade body for the safety industry and represents manufacturers and distributors of safety, health and environmental products. The BSIF is also a Health and Safety Executive-recognised competent authority and the leading trade body for the personal protective equipment (PPE) regulations, as designated by the UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.
Through an independent audit, the BSIF safety supplier scheme confirms that DuPont Personal Protection is committed to compliance, performance and quality.