Protection Built in – Garments Made of DuPont™ Nomex® Fiber
The unpredictable nature of fires makes them all the more dangerous. Protective clothing made of Nomex® fibre helps offer effective protection.
Fires can be disastrous, as much for the workers who are exposed to them as for the businesses that endure them. Over 40 years ago, DuPont recognised the need for flame-resistant clothing that offered protection to those that are at risk of exposure to fire hazards. DuPont scientists created Nomex® fibre, a revolutionary flame-resistant material that helps provide firefighters, industrial workers, police officers and military forces with protection from intense heat, flames and fires.
Nomex® fibre helps minimise break-open and maintains a stable, inert barrier between the fire and skin, helping protect the wearer from direct exposure. In the face of these hazards, Nomex® fibre helps fabric form a tough, protective char, staying supple until it cools. What’s more, Nomex® won’t melt or drip, unlike other fabrics that degrade and add the risk of melted material to the burn trauma.
In Europe, DuPont has established the DuPont™ Nomex® Partner Programme. The partners constitute a select group of customer-oriented fabric producers and garment manufacturers whose fabrics and garments adhere to stringent quality controls of DuPont. This helps ensure the consistent provision of their product performance and service levels associated with Nomex® solutions.
Nomex® is an intelligent flame-resistant fibre: it thickens when exposed to intense heat, creating a protective barrier between the heat source and the wearer’s skin.
DUPONT PRODUCTS & SERVICES
- Nomex® IIIA
- Nomex® Thermal Protection for Firefighters
- Nomex® Thermal Solutions for Police
- Nomex® Thermal Solutions for Military
- 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.
- Kevlar® Fibers
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Nomex® & Thermal Protection Performance Test
The Thermal Protection Performance Test measures the thermal protection level of a fabric.
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.
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 Nomex® MHP fabric will be on display on the DuPont booth at this year’s A+A (Hall 05-A40). This fabric represents the next-generation of protection against heat and flame, arc flash and small molten metal splashes for industrial areas.
Protection in Action with Dupont™ Nomex® 3DP Fabric
Nomex® 3DP outer shell fabric from DuPont; will be on display on the DuPont booth at A+A 2015 (Hall 05-A40). The fabric provides high protection and comfort levels, improving the safety of the wearer by extending escape time in situations when every second counts. The fabric is the latest innovation from DuPont.
New 48h Express Service for Dupont™ Nomex® - Launched at A+A 2015
Visitors to the DuPont booth at A+A 2015 will have access to a new, easy order and swift 48h delivery service for selected high quality garments made with DuPont™ Nomex® and a show ‘Offer’ with discounts available to make the latest in protection even more affordable.
Dupont™ Nomex® Thermal-Industrial Innovation Awards Bring Innovation to the Forefront at A+A 2015
DuPont Protection Technologies will showcase the winners of the DuPont™ Nomex® Thermal-Industrial Innovation Award at this year’s A+A (Hall 5, Stand A40). The safety, security and health at work international trade fair with congress takes place from 27th October to 30th October 2015 in Düsseldorf.
New DuPont™ Nomex® 3DP
The new Nomex® 3DP outer shell fabric includes intelligent Flux Technology. Building on over 40 years of successfully keeping firefighters safe, this new patented outer shell fabric is the latest innovation from DuPont and completes its Nomex® portfolio. Its integrated fabric technology provides extended escape time and gives extra seconds of wearer safety in situations where every second counts.
UK & NYFD firefighters mark 9/11 with golf tournament
Firefighters from UK and New York fire services recently came together for a competitive golf tournament in memory of the firefighters who lost their lives during the September 11th attacks.
Find Britain in your DuPont™ Nomex® turnout gear
Who knew that each time you put on your Nomex® fire fighter turnout gear you might be wearing a little bit of British history? Whilst Nomex®, the fibre that provides the heat and flame protection in turnout gear, is manufactured and distributed the world over, its roots are in Great Britain.
- FEU Conference Round Up
A collaborative approach to Fire and Rescue Services
The first of April 2013 saw the biggest shake up in fire and rescue services in the UK since the Second World War. The transition from eight Scottish regional services into one was the culmination of more than a year of exceptionally hard work from fire and rescue service personnel across Scotland.
Time is of the Essence
Time plays a crucial role in the protection cycle of PPE and so it is important that firefighters consider how their garments behave and interact with the wearer during and after these events to ensure they take the correct course of action and are properly protected.
DuPont has over two centuries of experience in providing military forces with critical materials. Our cutting edge technologies and materials continue to help provide leading edge protection for military personnel all over the world including military armour made with DuPont™ Kevlar® fibre.