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Nomex® Fibers

Nomex® Fibers for Heat- and Flame-Resistant Protection

DuPont™ Nomex® fibers are heat- and flame-resistant, and are used in protective fabrics, garments, electrical paper for insulation, and other high-performance applications to help provide protection to millions of people and processes worldwide.

Nomex® is an inherently flame-resistant, high-temperature resistant fiber that will not melt, drip, or support combustion in air. It is offered in paper, felt, fabric, and fiber forms.

Nomex® brand fiber is used across a diverse range of applications, but it is perhaps best known as a critical component in protective apparel. Today, more than three million firefighters around the world are protected by turnout gear, stationwear and accessories made of Nomex® for its unique combination of flame protection, durability, and comfort. Nomex® is also used in apparel worn by military and police forces; auto racing drivers, pit crew members and track officials; and industrial workers at risk from flash fire and electric arc hazards.

Nomex® fibers are instrumental beyond protective apparel, as well. The mechanical toughness and thermal stability of Nomex® fibers provide high reliability in the most demanding automotive applications such as turbocharger hoses. Industries from asphalt and cement plants to chemical and steel factories use filter media made of Nomex® fiber. Motor, generator, transformer, and other electrical equipment manufacturers have used DuPont™ Nomex® paper, a standard for electrical insulation, for more than 40 years. Honeycomb of Nomex® paper is used for lightweight structural support and helps substantially improve the performance of commercial aircraft.

CASE STUDIES

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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®.

  • Offshore Rig Evacuation Chutes

    Viking Life-Saving Equipment is committed to safety at sea and goes to extraordinary lengths to protect customers from offshore danger. Find out how Viking uses DuPont™ Kevlar® and DuPont™ Nomex® fibre in offshore-rig evacuation chutes.

  • 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.

INFORMATION & IDEAS

  • 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.

  • Nomex® for Heat Stress Protection

    Heat stress is a dangerous condition in any situation, but for firefighters it can be especially life threatening. In fact, heat stress is the number-one cause of casualties among firefighters. Nomex® fibre helps reduce heat stress due to its higher air permeability.

  • Nomex® for Lower Wear-Life Cost

    Today’s firefighters need to be able to optimise budget vs. performance, without compromising on safety. For decades DuPont™ Nomex® fibre has demonstrated lasting protective performance, while helping to minimise repair and maintenance costs.

  • Nomex® for Performance Durability

    Garments made of Nomex® fibre have helped protect firefighters for decades. Continuous exhaustive testing proves that they excel in the long-term retention of their heat and flame protective qualities.

  • Nomex® for Extra Seconds of Safety

    Extensive testing shows that Nomex® fibre has remarkably low heat transfer. Under flash fire conditions, it helps provide firefighters valuable extra seconds of safety when they’re needed most.

  • Hot Gas Filtration Cement Industry

    In the cement industry, DuPont™ Nomex® KD helps provide better filtration and dust retention, with greater reliability at lower energy and material costs.

  • Para-Aramid Fiber & Firefighting Gear

    A DuPont quality assessment project tests how the content of para-aramid fibres in a flame and heat-resistant fabric may impact the fabric’s performance.

  • Nomex® Brand Filtration Quality Partner Programme

    The DuPont™ Nomex® Brand Filtration Quality Partner Programme is a carefully-selected network of EMEA customer-oriented felt producers and bag manufacturers whose felt/bags pass stringent quality control of DuPont and who are empowered to provide ideal products and services to asphalt, cement and metal industries.

  • Nomex® for Hot Gas Filtration

    DuPont™ Nomex® spunlaced filter helps to dramatically reduce lead particle emissions in a glass industry production filter.