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Nomex® Comfort

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.

Fibre composition


93% 1.4 decitex DuPont™ Nomex® meta-aramid
5% DuPont™ Kevlar® para-aramid
2% antistatic fibre

Applications


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. 

Antistatic properties


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).

More protection


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.

Colour availability


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.

USES AND APPLICATIONS

  • Military Clothing

    Military clothing with thermal protection made of Nomex® fibre helps keep combat personnel safe in life-or-death situations.