Nomex® Knowledge Center
Welcome to the Nomex® FR Apparel Knowledge Center
Here you will find helpful information and valuable insights from the experts at DuPont™ Nomex®.
We invite you to tap into our expertise to learn more about a wide variety of topics, such as the complex issue of FR garment comfort or the important distinction between FR compliance and protection.
Whether you prefer to view webinars, read articles or watch videos, this is the place for you! And be sure to visit often because we will be posting new information to the Nomex® Knowledge Center on a regular basis.
FR Comfort Resources
FR Protection Resources
Dual Hazard Protection
The 3 Second Myth
- FR Compliance vs. Protection: An Important Distinction (article)
- The 3 Second Myth: FR Compliance vs Protection (webinar slides )
- The 3 Second Myth: FR Compliance vs Protection (recorded webinar)
Lab Coat Safety
- Lab Safety – University of California (article)
- Your Safety in Nothing to Experiment With – Got PPE? (webinar slides)
- Your Safety in Nothing to Experiment With – Got PPE? (recorded webinar)
Costs of FR Protection
- How much is your FR garment costing you really? (webinar slides)
- How much is your FR garment costing you really? (recorded webinar)
- Burn Injury Costs (webinar slides)
- Burn Injury Costs (recorded webinar)
- Launderability and Impact on Protection (webinar slides)
- Launderability and Impact on Protection (recorded webinar)
- FR PPE Fabric Choice Criteria and End User Importance (webinar slides)
- FR PPE Fabric Choice Criteria and End User Importance (recorded webinar)
DUPONT PRODUCTS & SERVICES
- Nomex® & Kevlar® Firefighter Apparel
- Nomex® Military
Nomex® XF Flame Barrier
Nomex® XF is a unique material that helps protect aluminum fuselage aircraft by providing a robust, durable and lightweight flame barrier that can help prevent outside fire from penetrating an aircraft cabin, allowing passengers additional time to escape such a hazard.
- Arc-Man® Test
Arc Flash Protection Solutions
The DuPont™ Arc-Guide helps companies understand and manage an electrical hazard that is deadly, yet gets frequently overlooked.
- Molten Metal Man Test
- Nomex® IIIA
- Nomex® MTP
- Nomex® Thermal Solutions for Police
- Nomex® Comfort
- Nomex® LS
- Nomex® ProVis
INFORMATION & IDEAS
- CNN profiles Nomex® and a Formula I racing suit
Nomex® & the Thermo-Man® Test
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.
DuPont at Interschutz 2015
DuPont unveils latest innovations in fire, chemical and biological protection at Interschutz 2015 DuPont Protection Technologies presents its leading DuPont™ Nomex® heat and flame protection, DuPont™ Tyvek® and DuPont™ Tychem® chemical and biological apparel offer for the emergency response services at Interschutz 2015. Exhibiting in Hall 12, Stand E37
Nomex Innovation Highlights release
Recognising the importance of innovation, quality and authenticity, DuPont, leaders in personal protection, will be displaying a range of its partners products that have received the respected ‘DuPont™ Nomex® Innovation Award’ at this year’s A+A show.
Time is of the Essence
Time plays a crucial role in the protection cycle of PPE and so it is important that firefighters consider how their garments behave and interact with the wearer during and after these events to ensure they take the correct course of action and are properly protected.
DuPont Launches Online Nomex® Garment Catalogue
Recognising that today’s customers are always looking for quick, simple and convenient solutions, DuPont has launched its new Online Nomex® Garment Catalogue – a dedicated site that showcases a complete range of garments containing Nomex®.
Nomex Partner Programme for A+A Launch
DuPont is internationally renowned for its high-quality, intelligent flame resistant fibre, DuPont™ Nomex®.
DuPont launches next-generation multi-hazard protection: Nomex® MHP
With a global reputation for innovation and development in inherent, multi-hazard protection for a variety of thermal hazards, DuPont has announced the launch of the new Nomex® MHP fabric – Multi-Hazard Protection. It represents the next-generation of protection against heat and flame, arc flash and small molten metal splashes for industrial areas.
New DuPont™ Nomex® 3DP
The new Nomex® 3DP outer shell fabric includes intelligent Flux Technology. Building on over 40 years of successfully keeping firefighters safe, this new patented outer shell fabric is the latest innovation from DuPont and completes its Nomex® portfolio. Its integrated fabric technology provides extended escape time and gives extra seconds of wearer safety in situations where every second counts.
- Materials for Hybrid & Electric Vehicles
- The Road to Automotive Innovation
Nomex® for Performance Durability
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.
Heraeus Quarzglas Training Workshop
At Heraeus Quarzglas safety at work is a top priority. In addition to safe procedures and protective clothing made of Nomex® fibre, the firm relies on the fact that its employees are trained to be extremely aware of the importance of safe working practices.
London Fire Brigade Outfits 6,000 with TITAN®
London Fire Brigade is taking advantage of the latest technology from DuPont and Hainsworth in its selection of a new firefighting kit made of TITAN® fabric incorporating DuPont™ Nomex® and DuPont™ Kevlar® fibres.
Nomex® Protects Derbyshire firefighters
Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service chooses firefighting kit made of TITAN® fabric incorporating DuPont™ Nomex® fibres for each of its 826 firefighters.
Nottinghamshire Fire & Rescue Kits
Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service becomes the first in the UK to use the latest technology from DuPont and Hainsworth for its new fire fighting kit, made of TITAN® fabric which incorporates the renowned fibers DuPont™ Nomex® and DuPont™ Kevlar®.
Seyntex Multi-Threat Protection
Seyntex, a leading Belgian textile manufacturer, recently won a tender in Denmark with its protective garments using the Nomex® MTP fibres.
West Midlands Fire Service
The West Midlands Fire Service (WMFS) has taken delivery of the latest heat and flame protection technology in its selection of a new firefighting turnout gear made of Hainsworth® TITAN fabric that incorporates DuPont™, Nomex® and DuPont™ Kevlar® fibres.
Testing Nomex® in Real Conditions
DuPont, in conjunction with its Nomex® Partners, has initiated a new long time test programme for fire protection clothing made of Nomex® fibre. The aim is to evaluate the performance of the latest generation of DuPont™ Nomex® outer gear by ex-firefighters who recreate a multitude of real life simulated conditions in a contained facility.
DuPont™ Nomex® Prevails in Tough Two Year Testing Programme
The official opening of RAGTAL (Regionale Atemschutz-Geräte-Träger-Ausbildungsanlage), the Luxembourg Regional Respiratory Equipment Wearers’ Training Facility, heralded the start of a long-term test on fire protective apparel made of DuPont™ Nomex. Two years on and the first results from the test are now available.
Offshore Rig Evacuation Chutes
Viking Life-Saving Equipment is committed to safety at sea and goes to extraordinary lengths to protect customers from offshore danger. Find out how Viking uses DuPont™ Kevlar® and DuPont™ Nomex® fibre in offshore-rig evacuation chutes.