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
- Molten Metal Man Test
- Nomex® IIIA
- Nomex® MTP
- Nomex® Thermal Solutions for Police
- Nomex® Comfort
- Nomex® LS
- Nomex® ProVis
- Nomex® MHP
INFORMATION & IDEAS
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.
Electric Arc Protection - Nomex®
In order to choose adequate protective clothing, the potential incident heat energy (in units of energy per surface area) caused by an electric arc and to which a worker may be exposed, needs to be calculated in a thorough risk assessment.
- Engine Efficiency for Lower CO2
- High Performance Materials
- Alternative Drive Vehicles
- Vehicle Safety Solutions
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.
- CNN profiles Nomex® and a Formula I racing suit
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 Nomex® MHP fabric will be on display on the DuPont booth at this year’s A+A (Hall 05-A40). This fabric represents the next-generation of protection against heat and flame, arc flash and small molten metal splashes for industrial areas.
Protection in Action with Dupont™ Nomex® 3DP Fabric
Nomex® 3DP outer shell fabric from DuPont; will be on display on the DuPont booth at A+A 2015 (Hall 05-A40). The fabric provides high protection and comfort levels, improving the safety of the wearer by extending escape time in situations when every second counts. The fabric is the latest innovation from DuPont.
New 48h Express Service for Dupont™ Nomex® - Launched at A+A 2015
Visitors to the DuPont booth at A+A 2015 will have access to a new, easy order and swift 48h delivery service for selected high quality garments made with DuPont™ Nomex® and a show ‘Offer’ with discounts available to make the latest in protection even more affordable.
Dupont™ Nomex® Thermal-Industrial Innovation Awards Bring Innovation to the Forefront at A+A 2015
DuPont Protection Technologies will showcase the winners of the DuPont™ Nomex® Thermal-Industrial Innovation Award at this year’s A+A (Hall 5, Stand A40). The safety, security and health at work international trade fair with congress takes place from 27th October to 30th October 2015 in Düsseldorf.
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.