DuPont™ Nomex® and DuPont™ Kevlar® Protective Designs for Explosive Ordnance Disposal
The challenges of bomb disposal impose multiple requirements such as blast, heat, fire and fragment protection. The design of an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) suit, which also needs to ensure maximum mobility and dexterity to the user, is therefore complex and demands scrutiny in assessing the capabilities of all elements used.
Today, only inherent flame-resistant materials such as Nomex® and Kevlar® are fully adequate for EOD suits. Nomex® is a prime choice for a flexible and comfortable inner and outer layer material that will help provide protection against heat and flame hazards.
Blast protection depends mainly on the proper use and positioning of semi-rigid and rigid ballistic protection elements that will contribute to deviate the blast wave. Kevlar® fabrics, laminates and panels are designed to help provide the required flexible, semi-rigid and rigid ballistic fragment protection.
The ballistic performances for different body parts are tailored to optimise protection versus mobility and dexterity needs. EOD suits will generally offer maximum protection levels in the torso area and lower levels of protection for the limbs.
Flexibility of design
DuPont has developed ballistic scaling rules that can help manufacturers design to specific threat requirements using ballistic elements made of Kevlar® fibre.
Comfort and ergonomics
The combination of Nomex® and Kevlar® fibres helps manufacturers design an ergonomic suit that addresses the multi threat protection levels, yet balances fit, protection and comfort.
Nomex® and Kevlar® offer unique material combinations for EOD suit designs helping to allow for an appropriate balance of price and performance.
Whenever thermal protection is needed, only one fiber comes to mind — Nomex®. For over 40 years, workers across industries have relied on the inherently flame-resistant properties of Nomex® to help keep them safe from the hazards they face on the job.
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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
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
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Nomex Innovation Highlights release
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DuPont unveils single layer, triple-threat protection garment Tychem® ThermoPro at Interschutz 2015
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Protection in Action with Dupont™ Nomex® 3DP Fabric
Nomex® 3DP outer shell fabric from DuPont; will be on display on the DuPont booth at Interschutz 2015
Dupont™ Thermo-Man® in Flash Fire Demonstrations
Thermo-Man® is a life-size mannequin equipped with 122 heat sensors, which is dressed in test garments and then totally engulfed into flames generated by propane gas burners.
Dupont™ Nomex® Garment Innovation Awards Bring Innovation to the Forefront at Interschutz 2015
DuPont Protection Technologies will showcase the winners of the DuPont™ Nomex® Innovation Award at this year’s Interschutz show
- DuPont™ SafeSPEC™ - facilitating garment selection
Nomex® Moisture Management Benefits
Fabrics and garments made of DuPont™ Nomex® help enable light-weight solutions with excellent moisture management.
Nomex® Garment Weight Benefits
Typical protective fabrics made of Nomex® fibres can be up to 40% lighter than cotton and cotton-blended fabrics which were treated with flame-retardant chemicals.
DuPont has over two centuries of experience in providing military forces with critical materials. Our cutting edge technologies and materials continue to help provide leading edge protection for military personnel all over the world including military armour made with DuPont™ Kevlar® fibre.