For proven heat and flame resistant protection, trust Nomex® Brand Fiber
Mass transit systems, wind energy, transformers, filtration, hoses, heat shields — not all industries that rely on the inherent flame resistant protection of Nomex® are life-saving ones.
But they’re still essential to our way of life.
It started with a flight suit. And 40 years later, DuPont™ Nomex® fiber is still a first choice for workers and emergency response professionals who rely on its inherently flame resistant properties to help keep them safe from the everyday hazards they face.
We go beyond basic test methods to help ensure that workers stay protected. Our Thermo-Man® testing lab puts garments made of Nomex® fiber through a rigorous series of fire scenarios that simulate real-life situations — making it one of the most advanced thermal burn injury evaluation devices in the world. Our dedication to safety has made Nomex® the go-to fabric for manufacturers who make products for thermal protection of people and critical industrial processes.
And we’re not stopping there. We’re constantly working with mills and garment manufacturers to help them make products made from flame resistant Nomex® brand fiber stronger, more durable and safer. We’ve expanded its uses and applications to include transformers, motors, and generators. Our commitment to innovation is the same as it’s been for the past four decades. Our mission is to: help people and materials perform better — even in extreme conditions.
- DuPont Launches DuPont™ Nomex® XF for Aerospace Industry
DuPont™ Nomex® Partner Program Highlights Innovation at A+A
Within the framework of the Nomex® Partner Program, DuPont invited participating manufacturers to take part in the DuPont™ Nomex® Partner Garment Innovation Highlights, offering them a unique opportunity to present their latest innovations on the DuPont stand at A+A.
Uses and Applications
- Industrial Protective Clothing
- Turnout Gear – The First Line of Defence
- Oil and Gas Personal Protective Equipment
- Flame Resistant Clothing
- Nomex® With High-Visibility Properties
- Racing Protection with DuPont™ Nomex®
- Automotive Components
- Nomex® for Metal Work and Foundries
- Nomex® Arc Flash Protection
- Nomex® for Utilities
- Personal Protection in the Petrochemical and Chemical Industry
- Automotive Hoses
French engineer Nadege Louerat helps build one of the biggest airplanes in the world – the Airbus A380. DuPont works closely with Airbus to help them provide lightweight, composite materials like honeycombs made of Nomex® and Kevlar®, which are used in the Airbus A380 to help increase airplane fuel efficiency and reduce aviation emissions.
DUPONT PRODUCTS & SERVICES
- Nomex® Thermal Protection for Firefighters
Arc Flash Protection Solutions
The DuPont™ Arc-Guide helps companies understand and manage an electrical hazard that is deadly, yet gets frequently overlooked.
- Molten Metal Man Test
- Nomex® Thermal Solutions for Military
- Arc-Man® Test
- Nomex® Thermal Solutions for Police
- Nomex® Thermal Protection for Industrial Workers
DuPont™ Nomex® fibers are heat- and flame-resistant, and are used in protective fabrics, garments, insulation, and other high-performance applications to help provide protection to millions of people and processes worldwide.
- Nomex® Paper
Seyntex Multi-Threat Protection
Seyntex, a leading Belgian textile manufacturer, recently won a tender in Denmark with its protective garments using the Nomex® MTP fibres.
West Midlands Fire Service
The West Midlands Fire Service (WMFS) has taken delivery of the latest heat and flame protection technology in its selection of a new firefighting turnout gear made of Hainsworth® TITAN fabric that incorporates DuPont™, Nomex® and DuPont™ Kevlar® fibres.
Nomex® Protects Derbyshire firefighters
Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service chooses firefighting kit made of TITAN® fabric incorporating DuPont™ Nomex® fibres for each of its 826 firefighters.
Nottinghamshire Fire & Rescue Kits
Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service becomes the first in the UK to use the latest technology from DuPont and Hainsworth for its new fire fighting kit, made of TITAN® fabric which incorporates the renowned fibers DuPont™ Nomex® and DuPont™ Kevlar®.
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.
London Fire Brigade Outfits 6,000 with TITAN®
London Fire Brigade is taking advantage of the latest technology from DuPont and Hainsworth in its selection of a new firefighting kit made of TITAN® fabric incorporating DuPont™ Nomex® and DuPont™ Kevlar® fibres.
Testing Nomex® in Real Conditions
DuPont, in conjunction with its Nomex® Partners, has initiated a new long time test programme for fire protection clothing made of Nomex® fibre. The aim is to evaluate the performance of the latest generation of DuPont™ Nomex® outer gear by ex-firefighters who recreate a multitude of real life simulated conditions in a contained facility.
DuPont™ Nomex® Prevails in Tough Two Year Testing Programme
The official opening of RAGTAL (Regionale Atemschutz-Geräte-Träger-Ausbildungsanlage), the Luxembourg Regional Respiratory Equipment Wearers’ Training Facility, heralded the start of a long-term test on fire protective apparel made of DuPont™ Nomex. Two years on and the first results from the test are now available.
Flash Fire Hazard Case History
A refinery worker flash fire experience showcases how inherently flame-resistant DuPont™ Nomex® fiber can help save lives.