DuPont™ Nomex® LS
DuPont™ Nomex® LS is a technology platform offering new properties such as light weight and strength to the inherent flame retardant properties of Nomex® fibres.
In addition, LS technology is appropriate for blends with wool.
93% 1.7 decitex DuPont™ Nomex® meta-aramid
5% DuPont™ Kevlar® para-aramid
2% antistatic fibre
N324 and N329 are yarns made of the Nomex® LS platform which helps provide superior aesthetics and mechanical properties to the fabrics made thereof.
Mainly used for applications where lightweight solutions are required, such as police uniforms, pilot suits; chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear protection outer fabrics, ballistic vest covers and Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) suits and police officer uniforms.
Nomex® LS has antistatic properties – fabric is tested in accordance with EN 1149-3 and addresses the electrostatic protection requirements of EN 1149-5 for protective clothing.
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.
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.
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.
USES AND APPLICATIONS
Military clothing with thermal protection made of Nomex® fibre helps keep combat personnel safe in life-or-death situations.