Nomex® Thermal Protection for Firefighters

DuPont™ Nomex® – Protection You Deserve

DuPont™ Nomex®, a revolutionary, heat- and flame-resistant fibre, helps provide thermal protection to millions of people and processes worldwide. Firefighters and emergency personnel around the world have relied on flame-resistant turnout gear, EMS wear and accessories made of Nomex® brand fibres for over 40 years.

The fibre that reacts in a crisis

When exposed to extreme heat, Nomex® undergoes a special reaction, changing its properties to capture more energy in the fabric, and giving the wearer valuable extra seconds of protection from heat transfer.

Extra seconds of safety : Nomex® fibre helps provide extra seconds of safety due to the fibre thickening, which increases the insulation barrier. Visible proof: after a garment has protected its wearer correctly, it may self-sacrifice when it cools down. This is completely normal.

Heat stress protection : Nomex® fibre helps reduce heat stress due to higher air permeability both in new garments, and after washing. Air permeability is important to help the membrane “breathe” in order to reduce body heat.

Performance durability : Nomex® fibre is built to last, helping garments retain their heat and flame protection, mechanical strength and air permeability exceptionally well after being washed, exposed to sunlight or subjected to abrasion.

Lower wear-life costs : Nomex® fibre helps offer the budget-smart solution due to lower wearlife costs. The higher resistance to abrasion that Nomex® offers correlates directly with longer wear life, and lower repair and replacement costs.

Trusted worldwide

Firefighters around the world choose garments made of Nomex® for its thermal protection, durability and cost efficiency.

DuPont™ Nomex® Partner Programme : DuPont certified fabric performance and excellent quality are positives woven into the garments made by the Nomex® Partners in EMEA. Commitment to ethical and environmental principles, strong quality and innovation orientation, as well as customer friendliness make the members of the Nomex® Partner network a select group.

DuPont, together with its Nomex® Partners, work to continuously improve the protective performance of firefighter garments.

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