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Dupont™ Nomex® Garment Innovation Awards Bring Innovation to the Forefront at Interschutz 2015

Celebrating collaboration as the driving force behind firefighter safety innovation,

DuPont Protection Technologies will showcase the winners of the DuPont™ Nomex® Innovation Award at this year’s Interschutz show (Hall 12 – E37).

Awarded to just four companies aspiring to set the new benchmark in high-end protection garments for fire fighters, this prestigious accolade commends new layering techniques, fresh approaches to PPE design and fabrics with high tensile and tear strength amongst a range of innovations.

Zoltan Nahoczky, Marketing Manager, Thermal Apparel EMEA said: “Entries to the DuPont™ Nomex® Innovation Award this year were outstanding and are testament to the power of collaboration as the driving force behind innovation across our industry. The four winning companies are truly pushing the boundaries on what is achievable with fabrics made of Nomex® and we are delighted to showcase these innovations at this year’s Interschutz”

The DuPont™ Nomex® Innovation Award recognises innovation, quality and authenticity. It commends the companies within the DuPont™ Nomex® Partner Program which demonstrate excellence according to four strict criteria. In order to receive an award, the product must be notably different from existing solutions, address specific customer needs, be innovative in terms of design or system integration and provide added performance or functionality.

The four winning products will be on display throughout the show:

LayerFlex by Bristol Uniforms Ltd

A new 3-layered approach that provides the required levels of protection for Structural, Wildland firefighting and Technical Rescue.  The “XFlex” outer jacket and trousers are made with Nomex® 3DP and the “RescueFlex” inner jacket is made with Nomex® ProVis. 

New S-GARD Flagship model by S-GARD Hubert Schmitz Schutzkleidung GmbH

The Hainsworth TITAN® outer shell made with DuPont™ Nomex® and the new Gore Parallon™ Liner System is the new benchmark in fire-fighting turnout gear.  The design incorporates maximum ergonomics with pre-shaped fittings incorporating state-of-the-art components, military-style design functionality and X-pocket design with Load-Control System for perfect ease of use.

Fire Explorer by TEXPORT Handelsges GmbH - – a new generation of firefighting fabric and garments.

This is a new generation IB-TEX® outer-shell made with DuPont™ Nomex®, with top mechanical performance in a technical, ergonomic design that incorporates high-technology material for uncompromised functionality even in extreme conditions. 

Viking Guardian by VIKING Life-Saving Equipment A/S

A ground-breaking suit concept, with a detachable outershell, reducing a firefighter’s exposure to potentially harmful particles, resulting from combustion from a fire. In addition this concept allows for easy cleaning.

The DuPont™ Nomex® Partner Program was developed as part of DuPont’s commitment to protection quality. It is a carefully-selected network of customer-oriented and progressive weavers and garment manufacturers whose fabrics and garments pass DuPont’s rigorous quality controls.