DuPont™ Nomex® Comfort
DuPont™ Nomex® Comfort absorbs much less moisture than cellulosic fibres such as cotton and viscose, therefore garments made of Nomex® Comfort can dry much more quickly after energetic action, making the wearer feel more comfortable. Knitted fabrics made of Nomex® Comfort are available with antibacterial properties.
93% 1.4 decitex DuPont™ Nomex® meta-aramid
5% DuPont™ Kevlar® para-aramid
2% antistatic fibre
Woven fabrics are widely used for police riot suits, NBC protective garments, pilot suits, and are available in many knitted garment solutions for e.g. underwear polo-shirts and fleece jackets with excellent RTI values.
Has antistatic properties - fabric is tested in accordance with EN 1149-3 and fulfils the electrostatic protection requirements of EN 1149-5 for protective clothing.
Protection and norms
Thermal protection against heat and flame (EN531, ISO/FDIS 11612, EN 469) and electrical arc (IEC 61482-2/CDV).
Helps protect against low volume chemical splash and mist (EN 13034) if treated with fluorocarbon finish. Additional properties can be achieved by combining fabrics made of DuPont™ Nomex® fibres with other materials to provide protection against rain, cold and cool environments and against low voltage electrical current hazards.
Can be supplied pigmented for desired light fastness or piece-dyed.
* Colour availability and lead times need to be confirmed by the converter (spinner, weaver, knitter or garment manufacturer).
Individual colour needs should be discussed with a DuPont representative.
INFORMATION & IDEAS
DuPont™ Thermo-Man® is a life-size mannequin equipped with 122 heat sensors dressed in test garments and exposed to a flash fire with temperatures rising up to 1,000°C.
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.
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.
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.
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.
USES AND APPLICATIONS
Military clothing with thermal protection made of Nomex® fibre helps keep combat personnel safe in life-or-death situations.