Industrial Protective Clothing — For a Job Safely Done
When worker’s safety comes first, there’s only one name you need to know for superior industrial protective clothing — DuPont.
Our scientists and technicians have created and rigorously tested the superior materials that help protect against flame and fire, electric arc flash, cut hazards, chemicals, dry particles, lead, asbestos, mold, and hazardous aerosols. And we continue to innovate. Whether you’re in the oil and gas, automotive, chemical, agricultural, food processing, manufacturing, or maintenance businesses, there’s an industry-leading DuPont material suited to the job you need to get done.
Learn more below about each DuPont brand’s role in industrial safety.
Nomex® IIIA flame resistant fabric protection
Fires are unpredictable. A situation can change in an instant. And when that happens, your workers need to be protected — against fire or molten metal splashes. Nomex® IIIA fabric is a blend of 93 percent Nomex® fiber, with 5 percent Kevlar® fiber added for break-open resistance and 2 percent P140 added for improved antistatic performance. Workers wearing garments of Nomex® IIIA benefit from lighter fabric weights that increase comfort and coolness, breathable fabrics that enable air flow to transfer heat away from the body, and wicking that rapidly spread moisture on the fabric surface to increase evaporation and cooling.
Kevlar® brand fiber provides strength at high temperatures, which makes it appropriate for gloves and mittens used in high-heat applications. Kevlar® is inherently flame-resistant, and, unlike nylon, polyester, and polyethylene, will not melt. Automotive, steel, glass, and metal workers as well as welders and foundry employees around the world use gloves and apparel made of Kevlar® fiber.
Tyvek® offers an ideal balance of protection, durability, and comfort to employees in industrial environments including manufacturing, automotive, and utilities.
DuPont™ Tychem® protective clothing has been tested against a broad range of hazardous chemicals to help users determine which fabrics are suitable for their applications. By developing fabrics that pass these tests, DuPont helps protect emergency response personnel and workers in many industries.
Protera® for essential electric arc protection
Workers in the construction and utilities sector face hazards such as live wires and electrical arc burns every day. Hazardous job tasks may include work on energized parts, including voltage testing, work on control circuits with energized parts, and removal of bolted covers to expose bare, energized parts. Protera® is an excellent fabric for inherent flame resistance to electric arc. It helps minimize break-open and maintains a stable, inert barrier between the fire and skin, helping protect the wearer from direct exposure.
Tempro® overgarments for secondary protection
Industrial employees wear Tempro® suits over primary flame resistant protective garments to help protect and preserve the investment in primary reusable flame-resistant garments such as those made of Nomex®.
ProShield® garments are designed for workers in a range of industries for non-hazardous dry particle and light liquid splash applications. ProShield® garments have been optimized for comfort, softness, and breathability.
Products made with DuPont brands undergo rigorous testing using the Thermo-Man® system.
- Merck protecting staff with new DuPont™ Tychem® 6000 F FaceSeal chemical protective garment
- SNCF collaborates with DuPont to develop innovative disposable coveralls to protect railway maintenance workers
New Search & Rescue Safety Glove from SEIZ
60,000 members of THW Technisches Hilfswerk (German Urban Search and Rescue Association) are better protected thanks to the new safety glove manufactured by SEIZ that incorporates DuPont™ Kevlar® and DuPont™ Nomex® fibres.
Ledoux & Tyvek® Coveralls
Purchasing Managers from the French Groupe Ledoux explain why they selected Tyvek® coveralls to protect their workforce.
INFORMATION & IDEAS
DuPont™ Nomex® Partner Program
The DuPont™ Nomex® Partner Program is the answer to those in Europe who seek innovative protective solutions from a trusted value chain. DuPont™ Nomex® Partners, identified with the Nomex® Partner seal, are carefully selected for their commitment to ethical principles, strong quality and innovation orientation, and detailed knowledge of end user needs.
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.
Nomex® Moisture Management Benefits
Fabrics and garments made of DuPont™ Nomex® help enable light-weight solutions with excellent moisture management.
New DuPont™ Tychem® Garments Offer Improved Hazard Protection and Comfort
DuPont has added more innovations to its protective garment range with enhanced design features that offer improved personal protection while ensuring comfort and ease of movement for the wearer.
Dupont celebrates 50th Anniversary of the iconic brand, Kevlar®, at Interschutz 2015
DuPont Protection Technologies celebrates the 50th anniversary of its advanced, high strength fiber for ballistic and cut protection; Kevlar® at Interschutz 2015.
- Webinar: Changes to Global Standards for Hand Protection
- New ANSI/ISEA 105 Cut Standard
- New EN 388 Cut Standard
Dupont™ Thermo-Man® in Flash Fire Demonstrations
Thermo-Man® is a life-size mannequin equipped with 122 heat sensors, which is dressed in test garments and then totally engulfed into flames generated by propane gas burners.
- Tyvek® Classic Xpert Ecopack
New packaging concept for DuPont™ Tyvek® Classic Xpert can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions
DuPont™ Tyvek® Classic Xpert Eco-Pack can have a significantly reduced impact on the environment when compared to its standard packaging format.
To facilitate the choice of mechanical (cut) protective clothing, both the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the European Union (EU) have developed cut standards for selection criteria.