Nomex® MTP Chosen by Seyntex
From riots, civil unrest and IED’s, today’s infantry is subject to an ever-increasing range of threats demanding multi-threat protection. To combat these threats, DuPont has developed Nomex® MTP, a fabric that combines thermal protection and protection against small fragments with high mechanical strength. Using Nomex® meta-aramid fibre, it offers high abrasion resistance whilst helping to protect those acting in a variety of environments against fragments, heat and flame.
DuPont™ Nomex® fibres are a critical component in the protective apparel and accessories used by police officers, first responder civil rescue teams, civilian police and military pilots, tank crews, sailors and ground forces all over the world. Nomex® ‘protects our protectors’ with its special technology that doesn’t melt and drip or support combustion in the air, helping to give protection against flames and intense heat plus offering excellent thermal insulation, durability and freedom of movement for the wearer.
As part of its commitment to safety, DuPont continuously develops and enhances its products to address changing demands, and DuPont™ Nomex® MTP has been developed as a new proprietary solution that addresses the tough requirements of military clothing.
Seyntex, a leading Belgian textile manufacturer, recently won a tender in Denmark with its protective garments using the Nomex® MTP solution. Samuel Vanryckeghem, Sales Manager at Seyntex, commented on the tender: “Today both soldiers and policemen are confronted with multiple-threats, and it is Seyntex’s responsibility to give optimal protection in those situations. We considered different fabrics, yet after a trial run Nomex® MTP proved to be a better solution, as it met the end user’s technical specifications and functional requirements. This choice was enhanced by the fact that Nomex® is an established and trusted brand, and DuPont is a reliable partner with an exceptional reputation in the production of FR fabric. The final decision to use Nomex® MTP was made by the end user, and bulk production has just started.”
Nomex® MTP is mainly used for combat uniforms where heat and flame protection is an additional requirement, and provides thermal and physical properties similar to fabrics made of Nomex®. Nomex® MTP combines the innovative Nomex® LS protective fibres with DuPont Special Core Spun Proprietary technology to add light weight and high mechanical strength properties to the Nomex® MTP fabric. Nomex® MTP helps offer soldiers protection against heat and flame in a single fabric and also complies with EN 11612 A, B1 and C1 thermal requirements. Its excellent mechanical properties offer high abrasion resistance and help protect against small low energy fragments, such as sand or small flying projectiles caused for example by the blast of an explosion, offering a complete solution that gives peace of mind. Nomex® MTP can be treated with DuPont™ Capstone® water repellent chemicals to help protect against wet weather conditions, and vector protection against mosquitoes and other insects. Nomex® MTP can also be printed in accordance with specific colours and infrared values to give low visibility, helping to increase the wearers’ safety without compromising the fastness of the colours when subjected to sunlight, washing or even sweating conditions.
Whilst the ability for the fabric to perform in hostile environments is crucial, its comfort and durability are just as important. Nomex® MTP lightweight fabric has an innovative two-face structure positioning Nomex® LS protective fibres close to the wearer’s skin, providing good wickability.
Garments made of DuPont™ Nomex® fibre have proven to be a reliable and trusted solution, whether the hazards are flash fire, fire, explosion, electrical arc, molten metal splashes, static discharge, chemical or where visibility is low. Using Nomex® technology, DuPont™ Nomex® MTP helps offer excellent protection in dangerous situations, giving the wearer high abrasion resistance plus heat and flame protection, whilst remaining a comfortable, durable and cost-effective solution.
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