DuPont™ Nomex® MTP for Military Forces
Civil unrest…, riot situations…, IEDs… – today’s infantry is subject to an ever-increasing range of threats and requires protective clothing that can be worn with total confidence.
Nomex® MTP is a fabric that combines thermal protection with high mechanical strength to provide Multi-Threat Protection: flame-retardant and heat-resistant, it also helps to protect against fragments and offers exceptional abrasion resistance.
Nomex® MTP can be printed in most DPM (Disruptive Pattern Material) patterns, including demanding IR specifications, and provides thermal and physical properties similar to fabrics made of Nomex®.
35% DuPont™ Nomex®
2% DuPont™ Kevlar®
42% FR Viscose
1% antistatic fibre
Nomex® MTP is mainly used for uniforms where heat and flame protection is an additional need. It offers outstanding abrasion resistance and mechanical properties.
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.
Protection and norms
Thermal protection against heat and flame (EN531, ISO/FDIS 11612).
Nomex® MTP can be printed in most army camouflage patterns. It has excellent colour fastness and can address specified IR requirements. Can be treated with vector protection to help protect against mosquitoes and other insects. Helps offer some protection against small low kinetic energy fragments such as residual fragments caused by an explosive device.
Mainly supplied piece-dyed.
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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.