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Nomex® for Utilities

Nomex® for Utility

Utility workers come in contact with hazards such as flash fires and electrical arcs. Nomex® offers protection to improve their safety.

Flash fire protection

Flame-resistant garments made of DuPont™ Nomex® fibre can play a key role in helping to provide the life-saving seconds people need to escape a flash fire. Nomex® fibre is inherently flame-resistant, so it’s suitable for utility applications such as gas distribution networks, power plants, and electricity providers.

Nomex® thermal technology manages the high heat of fire, yet still delivers remarkable lightness: flame-resistant garments made of Nomex® are breathable and comfortable.

Arc flash protection

An electric arc is a continuous electric discharge of high current between conductors, generating very bright light and intensive heat. The arc blast presents a very serious hazard (potentially fatal) because of the risk of severe burn injuries caused by intensive heat and molten metal splashes.

By providing garments made of Nomex® fibre, companies can effectively protect their employees against this hazard. DuPont tests the performance of their workwear fabrics when exposed to electric arcs by using the DuPont™ Arc-Man® test.





  • 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 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.

  • Nomex Partner Programme for A+A Launch

    DuPont is internationally renowned for its high-quality, intelligent flame resistant fibre, DuPont™ Nomex®.

  • 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 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.

  • DuPont™ SafeSPEC™ - facilitating garment selection

  • Nomex® & Thermal Protection Performance Test

    The Thermal Protection Performance Test measures the thermal protection level of a fabric.

  • 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.

  • Cost Effectiveness of Nomex®

    DuPont™ Nomex® fibre is a highly cost-effective solution in terms of cost per wear thanks to its exceptional durability.

  • CE Regulations for Nomex® PPE

    CE marks, norms and regulations are important criteria when choosing Personal Protective Equipment.

  • 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.